Missouri’s two major league teams square off for Show-Me State bragging rights over the next three days. After three years of this, is anyone excited anymore? Interleague play is not a terrible idea in and of itself, but (as you might expect) baseball is botching it. When interleague play was introduced, we were told one of the benefits would be that fans would get a chance to see players and teams they never got to see. Well, I’m still waiting for Derek Jeter and the Yankees to visit Busch Stadium. Instead, in a ploy to make sure the Yankees play the Mets every year, each division has only played its opposite division in the other league. This is silly. And the Mets-Yankees series is already growing tired. Wouldn’t it carry more excitement if they rotated divisions and played that series every three years? And if the Royals have to play a team from the N.L. Central twice, why is it the Pirates? Back-to-back weekend series with the Cardinals would be fun. Two straight weekends against Pittsburgh has me nodding off. And boy, I just can’t wait to watch the Cardinals play the Tigers for the third straight year. Can you?
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