Saturday, April 22, 2006

And Now For Something Completely Frivolous

Why is it that Major League Baseball can’t equalize the number of teams in each division? All the divisions have 5 teams, with two exceptions: the American League West has only 4, while the National League Central has 6. Since divisional winners advance to the playoffs, it’s easier to make the post-season coming from a division with only 3 opposing teams to beat, rather than 5. The NL Central is a tough division already, and with this added challenge it makes it even less likely that my (and Matt Welch's) long-shot pick for the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers, will make the playoffs. My modest proposal: move Houston to the AL West, achieving equity across the divisions.


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