Inter-League Play

May 16, 2008 |

I know there are a lot of opinions out there about Inter-League Play in MLB, but allow me to add one more.

It seems that baseball “purists,” whatever that means, are completely against this concept. They like the “good ole days” when the two leagues only play one another in only the All-Star game and the World Series, but those days are long gone.

I would like to take baseball’s inter-league play one step further. I don’t think we need designated points of inter-league play. In addition to that, we need more of it.

Inter-league play should be incorported into the MLB schedule, randomly throughout the regular season. I’d rather see the Cubs/Twins, Mets/Angels, or the Rays/D-Backs than see the Yankees and Red Sox go at it nine times before the All-Star break.

I think baseball has already embarked upon a new day, and it’s time to “truly” get rid of the two-league concept. Moving umpires from the American to the National League isn’t enough. Baseball is still divided in so many ways, and a great way to destroy that division is by scheduling without league boundaries.

Again, I know there are a lot of “purists” out there who are going to disagree with that, and that’s fine. However, the NFL has prospered with a one league concept. Maybe it’s time for MLB to get over itself and join the rest of the 21st century.