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Old 06-07-04, 08:01 AM   #1
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Do you enjoy Interleague Play (MLB) ?

When interleague play was first introduced, it was cool to see my favorite team play in different ballparks, different teams, watch the AL pitchers try and bat, etc., but it doesn't really have the same impact on me anymore, and since interleague play is about to start up for this year, I wanted to see what others thought.

I certainly like the fact that they are mixing up which divisions play each other, but for me, I could do without it.

Any thoughts?
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Old 06-07-04, 08:06 AM   #2
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I'd rather my team play its division rivals a few more times. The Cardinals don't play the Cubs after July - and that's bullshit, imo.
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Old 06-07-04, 08:12 AM   #3
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i like playing diff teams and all
but it just doesnt seem right
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Old 06-07-04, 08:22 AM   #4
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I still like it. Its fun to see teams and players you dont normally get to see.
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Old 06-07-04, 08:26 AM   #5
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I'd rather my team play its division rivals a few more times. The Cardinals don't play the Cubs after July - and that's bullshit, imo.
but how many times do they play total?
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Old 06-07-04, 08:39 AM   #6
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I think 20. I'm annoyed that they aren't playing them after July 20th.

Interleague scheduling is a joke, too.
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Old 06-07-04, 08:41 AM   #7
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HELL NO!

More intradivision games please. Oh and to have a wild card with an unbalanced schedule is insanity.
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Old 06-07-04, 08:42 AM   #8
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Interleague scheduling is a joke, too.

I dont like how everyone has interleague play at the same time. Why couldnt some teams be playing interleague while others arent? Am I missing something?
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Old 06-07-04, 08:51 AM   #9
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I wish they rotated the teams in a more even-handed manner. Play a team once at home (one year) and away (the next year) and then move on. If they are going to keep up w/ this experiment, give your fans/team a chance to play everyone in the other league, not just a few of the teams. Oakland is going to be here next week - great. Ichiro and Co. will be here in the beginning of July - cool. Let them play here once and move on. Do we need two series (home/away) w/ KC every year? Hell no. When are the Yankees and the Red Sox coming to town? It seems like never.
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Old 06-07-04, 09:40 AM   #10
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I dont like how everyone has interleague play at the same time. Why couldnt some teams be playing interleague while others arent? Am I missing something?
There is usually one non-interleague series to even it out.

I think it's bullshit too. Teams within the same division don't even play the same teams. And now MLB has gone away from their original intention of having teams in one division only play teams in another division. I know the D-backs play teams from both the AL Central and East this year.

It's a novelty that should be done away with. Teams should be playing much more games against teams within their own division.
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Old 06-07-04, 10:05 AM   #11
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Teams within the same division don't even play the same teams. And now MLB has gone away from their original intention of having teams in one division only play teams in another division.
It's a novelty that should be done away with. Teams should be playing much more games against teams within their own division.
This is basically how I feel about it too. I mean, the Yankees play the Mets 6 times, and the red sox play the braves and the phillies. I know they are trying use the regional rivalry angle when they draw these matchups up, but I can tell you this, no one in Boston cares about the Braves or the Phillies....
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Old 06-07-04, 10:10 AM   #12
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This is basically how I feel about it too. I mean, the Yankees play the Mets 6 times, and the red sox play the braves and the phillies. I know they are trying use the regional rivalry angle when they draw these matchups up, but I can tell you this, no one in Boston cares about the Braves or the Phillies....
Thats certainly true. But I also dont care about Kansas City or Detroit. I think interleague play is still fun and worthwhile. Plus, division rivals play each other 19 times a year. I dont really need to see the Red Sox play Baltimore or Toronto anymore. (But I would welcome more Tampa Bay games. )
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Old 06-07-04, 10:14 AM   #13
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I give interleague play, two angry scorcho flipping off banana's.

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Old 06-07-04, 10:18 AM   #14
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Old 06-07-04, 10:33 AM   #15
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Old 06-07-04, 10:52 AM   #16
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I agree with Banana Scorcho. I remember when the All-Star game was interesting because it yielded match-ups that we'd never seen. And of course, the World Series was made up of two teams who hadn't played each other at all. It just made things more fun and unique.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:01 AM   #17
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Banana Scorcho, sweeping the nation by force.

Interleague play sucks.

Wooo the Giants get to play the Blue Jays. Big F'n deal. I'd rather see them bitchslap the Dodgers six more times a year.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:05 AM   #18
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Wooo the Giants get to play the Blue Jays. Big F'n deal. I'd rather see them bitchslap the Dodgers six more times a year.
The Red Sox are going to SF, too. I look forward to seeing Pedro pitch against Bonds, especially if he starts pitching inside again.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:13 AM   #19
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you gotta wonder if Pedro has too much pride to bother throwing 4 balls two feet off the plate.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:19 AM   #20
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The Red Sox are going to SF, too. I look forward to seeing Pedro pitch against Bonds, especially if he starts pitching inside again.
Yeah, that's a good matchup.

The D-backs get the Yankees at home, but I think they also get Tampa Bay. I think they go to Toronto and Baltimore.

It's a mixed bag, but I still think it sucks.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:21 AM   #21
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Pedro will pitch to Bonds even if the manager calls for a walk. I have no doubt in my mind.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:22 AM   #22
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No, '99 Pedro vs. Bonds would be a good match-up. '04 Pedro vs. David Eckstein wasn't even a good match-up.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:30 AM   #23
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No, '99 Pedro vs. Bonds would be a good match-up. '04 Pedro vs. David Eckstein wasn't even a good match-up.
I think some of it has to do with Pedro not being intimidating anymore. They just get in there and start swinging, like they are in BP. Also, people are saying Pedro is injured. Im not sure what the problem is yet, but I hope he can recover. I dont think the Sox are going to be able to win a playoff series without him.

And I agree with huh? Pedro isnt going to walk Bonds intentionally.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:34 AM   #24
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Im not sure what the problem is yet, but I hope he can recover.
I think you and I both know exactly what the problem is. And it's nothing 30 minutes in a barber's chair couldn't solve.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:34 AM   #25
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I love it. Players switch leagues so much anymore anyway, that the leagues don't have that seperation they used to have anyway.

I like it more than usual this year as the Brave's are coming to Baltimore in a couple weeks.
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