I’m sick and tired of complaining about the late start (EDT) for games the Phillies play on the West Coast. It’s time for realignment!!
If the NFL could move the Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers from the NFC to the AFC when the two leagues merged in 1970, baseball can realign and live to tell about it. Think of inter-league play as the prelude.
My new alignment would have the following two leagues:
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Chicago White Sox
I know, the Mets, Yankees and Red Sox in the same division???!!!!! Admittedly, that may be a little too intense while somewhat diminishing the NY-Boston rivalry. On second thought, I’ve had it with that rivalry. Every time the Red Sox and Yankees meet the networks evoke Armageddon. Put ‘em all in the same division and let ‘em duke it out!!
The NL Central is a wide territory to be sure, but take it from someone who has lived in Texas and the Southwest, the natives in both locales are forever telling anyone within earshot that distances are nothing in those parts. Let ‘em prove it!!
Why are the two Chicago teams in different divisions? First, it seems important to maintain the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry. But what I really love are the travel possibilities for the AL Central. They could all go by train or bus.