Well, the annual Interleague play begins today; and first up for the Sox are the Pittsburgh Pirates. Personally, I think interleague play has run it’s course. But I understand it isn’t going anywhere; and it might be just a tiny bit more interesting this year.
Obviously, MOST Sox fans probably don’t like interleague play. I don’t know what their overall record is; but I’d be willing to bet that it is under .500. That’s one of the reasons I’m not a fan of it; but for the most part, I don’t like it because what it does to the schedule. I am in favor of playing division opponants more than anybody else; but I don’t like the fact that every other AL opponent now gets 6 or so games. The only reason that it may be slightly interesting is that for the second year in a row, different divisions are playing one another…but for the life of me; why not schedule a Cubs/Sox home and away series?? I realize that it isn’t going anywhere because it increases attendance; but why not play one home and away series a year and disperse the rest of the games back to your own league? Or does that make too much sense?
Be sure to check out the amusing Rob Neyer article on last week’s trade…I just discovered it last night.