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    What do you think of interleague play? Do you like it, hate it or inifferent to it?
    56
    Like it
    23.21%
    13
    Hate it
    50.00%
    28
    Did like it but it has run its course and time to go back to the old schedule
    16.07%
    9
    Don't care either way
    10.71%
    6

  • #2
    I didn't like how the Mets had to face the Yankees six times in inter-league play. And there are meaningless matchups such as Padres-Mariners.
    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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    • #3
      I don't like it.

      MLB should expand by two teams; then there would never be any need for interleague.
      It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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      • #4
        I like it, but not the part where "geographic" rivalries are forced every year. I like the way the NFL does their interconference games. That said, I'm not a fan of no interleague at all.

        And don't lie...other than the Opening Day opponent, the first things you look at in the following year's schedule are your interleague opponents.
        Last edited by UnderPressure; 11-14-2012, 06:15 PM.

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        • #5
          If interleague play is worth it, why even have leagues in the first place?
          It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
            If interleague play is worth it, why even have leagues in the first place?
            I love interleague. As a Tigers fan I've seen players and teams live at Comerica that I never would be able to see if it weren't for interleague.

            To your point I wish MLB would drop the fallacy of two leagues. They're really nothing more than two conferences at this point. Common draft, free agency and trades between the leagues, etc . Play a schedule like basketball, home and home with every team in the other conference and additional games against your own conference and division. Have every team in a division play the same schedule, since winning a division is important, and get rid of the rivalry games.

            And to top it off, DH in both leagues. Pitchers don't want to bat and fans don't want to see the 8 hitter pitched around to get to the pitcher.

            /rant

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            • #7
              I hate interleague play. As I said, it makes the very existence of leagues meaningless. Plus, I also hate it when the Mets play the Yankees, 'cause those are my favorite teams!
              It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                I hate interleague play. As I said, it makes the very existence of leagues meaningless. Plus, I also hate it when the Mets play the Yankees, 'cause those are my favorite teams!

                time to stop living in denial now. I've said this a million times. The NL and the AL are basically conferences now like in other sports. The only difference is one league/conference has the DH rule. MLB is a 30-team league.

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                • #9
                  What's the difference between a conference and a league?
                  It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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                  • #10
                    Like it for the same reasons as dadair - got to see A-Rod, Jeter, Mo, and others at Busch when that would have been impossible otherwise. Love watching the Cards play in some of the new parks and classic parks like Fenway too.
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                    • #11
                      Hate it. Passionately.
                      San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                      "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

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                      • #12
                        With a full season of interleague it should level things a bit scheduling wise

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                        • #13
                          It's a completely tiresome gimmick. It frauds up the standings based on who your opponents are and to me has watered down the All-Star Game.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
                            It frauds up the standings based on who your opponents are...
                            This isn't intrinsic, though. It's absolutely fair with respect to divisional standings if each team in a given division plays an identical slate of interleague opponents in a given season. The 2013 schedule doesn't quite do that, but it does take a major structural step in that direction (see this article from May 2012 for a little more on this); from a fairness-of-schedule perspective, 2013 will be the best version of interleague since at least 2001 (when it was fixed as East-vs-East, etc.).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                              Hate it. Passionately.
                              Ditto. I go as far as to not watch interleague games that are broadcast during the regular season.
                              RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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