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MLB 2012: Why Having Interleague Play Makes No Sense

By Patrick Britton On June - 19 - 2012

This year, the Toronto Blue Jays had the honor of playing the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets in interleague play.

As of June 19, these teams are a combined 19 games over .500.

The Chicago White Sox, a team the Jays are battling against in the wild-card standings, get to play the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers. These teams are a combined 37 games below .500.

Last year showed how important one game can be, when the St. Louis Cardinals qualified for the playoffs on the final day of the regular season and went on to win the World Series.

Therefore, it is nonsensical to have two teams that both have a shot of playing October baseball play such uneven schedules.

While I must admit that I do like to see other stars from National League teams, I don’t like it when it’s at the expense of seeing my team in the playoffs. While it is a nice idea, interleague baseball must change how it’s set up, so Major League Baseball can be fairer.  

If you’re going to have interleague baseball, you can’t have teams only p...

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