LAST EDITED ON 11-23-11 AT 08:37 PM (EST)
Would you buy a used baseball league from this man?
Zoidberg brings up several points. Let's look at them:
1) Astros to the AL West. So the Astros are the team that had to pay the price for used-car saleman Selig's obsession to get his beloved Milwaukee team back in the NL and playing the Braves in a grudge match. It was stupid to move the Brewers to the NL, and so this just offsets the prior stupidity, after a few years of a stupid unbalanced schedule.
But we know Selig believes in grudges against teams that moved. For years, the Boston Red Sox's "natural" interleague rival was set up as . . . those same Braves, who fled Boston after 1952. To everyone younger than Selig, the Red Sox and Braves had as much rivalry as Mary Kate and Ashley . . . and were just about as boring, too.
Anyway, there isn't any reason to car about this move, except to note that Selig had to wait a few years so that the Brewers' move to the NL would be a fait accompli and so he could feel justified in shafting someone else.
The best move, of course, would have been to never move the Brewers and set up the AL this way:
Central: Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minnesota.
West: Kansas City, Texas, Seattle, Oakland, Anaheim.
But that wouldn't get Snake-Face Selig his beloved NL, would it? So he had to do it this way.
2) One-game wild card. Wake me when it's over. The one advantage of this is that it will force everyone in the AL East to fight for the pennant. Other than that, it's an obnoxious waste of time.
3) Interleague play daily. Who cares? It never was a problem for Selig, but he had to pretend it was to protect his bid for the NL.
4) DH. Charlie Finley sponsored it. That means that Selig will never spread it to the NL. Maybe someone with common sense will do what Selig never will and standardize the game.