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Dissenting Opinion: Interleague Play Was Never Fresh

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Earlier this week, Thomas wrote a post detailing why he felt that interleague play in Major League Baseball was worth preserving. While I admire his jubilation at seeing his two favorite teams pitted against one another, I must say that I find interleague play to be an incredible bore.

Firstly, there are very few compelling matchups created by interleague play. Sure, every once in a while you get Yankees vs Mets and White Sox vs Cubs, and that's cool, but for every game like that, you get matchups like Pirates vs Royals, which are pointless to everyone involved.

It's a cliche argument, but it's one that's true: interleague play takes away from the mystique of the World Series and the All-Star Game. In other sports,...

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