Am I the only one that is completely over this interleague play stuff? Maybe it is just me, but it seems like it has lost a lot of its luster. I guess I have a hard time getting stoked about the Nationals and Royals and Pirates and Rangers and Marlins and Orioles matchups. Blah.
Honestly, take a look at some of the matchups
I know not EVERY matchup is going to be exciting, but they could at least set up ONE Yankees-Dodgers series. Instead we get ANOTHER matchup between the Dodgers and Angels, A.K.A the “Freeway Series”. A more appropriate name would be the “No one outside of Orange County and L.A. County care about this” series.
Since Bud Selig has clearly proven he is a complete dope, I have decided to set up some interleague matchups that should be required on a semi-annual basis. I elected to do semi-annual in order to keep the matchups fresh. Yes, it is neat with the Yankees and Mets meet in the “Subway Series” but it loses a lot of luster when we see it EVERY year twice a year.
Go to the jump to see my “dream” interleague matchups.
Again, I know you are always going to have to have some less than stellar matchups because no matter what there are going to be some stinky teams. Despite this, the matchups listed below should become a regular part of the interleague schedule.
- Braves vs. Red Sox-too much history here not to play
- Braves vs. Yankees-make too much sense not to happen
- Dodgers vs. A’s-in honor of the 1988 World Series
- Dodgers vs. Yankees-this is a no-brainer
- Cardinals vs. Twins-in honor of Ozzie Smith and Kirby Puckett
- Phillies vs. Blue Jays –in honor of Mitch Williams
- Marlins vs. Indians-in honor of the 1997 World Series
- White Sox vs. Phillies-the brawls in the stands would be classic
- Rangers vs. Astros-in honor of Nolan Ryan
- Cubs vs. Tigers-we really need to know which cat is tougher
- Dodgers vs. Angels-just not every year, ok?
- Giants vs. Yankees-remember when they were both in NYC? Me either.
- Red vs. Indians-Pete Rose needs to bet this game
Okay, those are just a few of the games that I would like to see. I know there are plenty of other good matchups that would trump tonight’s Pirates-Rangers game, but this is a good starting point.