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Old 10-04-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I don't anyways but the only problem I do have with interleague play is when the NL teams go to AL teams the NL teams are forced to find a DH is where I have a problem with it but on the other hand IF the AL teams visit the NL ballparks, the AL pitchers get to bat which totally different. I know some people hate it and they blame Bud Selig for doing it but I don't dislike it other than the DH rule.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I don't have a problem with Interleague Play, but, like the NFL playing in London, the novelty has largely worn off.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:04 PM
 
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^^ This.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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I think it fine.

I get to see Os play the Nats every year at each others' homes.

Every NL team has someone to play DH and most pitchers NL or AL are not good hitters.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:15 PM
 
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I do too but as I said I can't stand the DH rule. The DH rule is ridiculous because it never allows pitchers to bat.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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I like it but I wish it was consistent like the NFL. In the NFL you always know your team will play a another team in the other conference at least 1 out of 4 years. So you can look forward to it a couple years in advance. For me knowing the Orioles will be playing the Dodgers in 2 years (example) I can look forward to that. But it's just not consistent.
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I think it fine.

I get to see Os play the Nats every year at each others' homes.

Every NL team has someone to play DH and most pitchers NL or AL are not good hitters.
The advantages even out. Every AL team has a guy on the roster devoted exclusively to hitting and he is typically one of the better hitters on the team. When NL teams have to come up with a DH they are choosing from among bench guys and the difference between an AL pitcher and an AL DH is much greater than the difference between an NL pitcher and whatever guy they have grabbed for the DH slot.

That offsets the NL's advantage of having pitchers experienced at batting.
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I don't anyways but the only problem I do have with interleague play is when the NL teams go to AL teams the NL teams are forced to find a DH is where I have a problem with it but on the other hand IF the AL teams visit the NL ballparks, the AL pitchers get to bat which totally different. I know some people hate it and they blame Bud Selig for doing it but I don't dislike it other than the DH rule.

Well Jonathan and you should know this because you are very knowledgeable poster here and on the NFL page, without interleague play with the odd teams in the league & divisions without interleague play you are stuck with a team having a bye for a series. Would you rather have that?? I wouldn't!

What MLB should do is either contract 2 teams or add 2 teams. My vote is contract 2 teams since the talent pool is already below average anyways, but that will take 50 jobs away so I doubt that happens to get you to an even number that is divisible by 4 (either 28 or 32). Take those teams and make 2 divisions....an East and a West. You only play your league, but you get 6 games against a "rival" 3 home and 3 away, which accounts for the only 6 games you play of interleague.
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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^^ Great point but as I said the only problem I have with interleague play is the DH rule. I do not like the designated hitter rule because if the NL teams came to the AL teams then the NL manager is forced to find a DH but vice versa if the AL came to the AL then the AL pitchers bat. I like that. Other than that, I have no problems with interleague play as some people hate it. I don't mind it in the same sence I don't mind interconference matchups in the NFL, non-conference games in the NBA, NCAA, etc.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:51 AM
 
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I don't like it. It is impossible to make a fair schedule.
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