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Gordon Wittenmyer Takes On Interleague Play

The Sun-Times Cubs beat writer came up with this gem today:

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Someone in the commissioner’s office needs to pull the plug on the lion’s share of interleague games, for the good of the game, and restore a little more balance to the league schedules and more integrity to the wild-card races. Limit the interleague schedule to one four-game weekend series for each team: home-and-home pairs of series for natural/geographical rivals and random four-game series for everybody else (possibly on two-year cycles with alternating sites).

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Yeah, that’d work, considering some “geographical rivals” include the Padres and Mariners. You’d ask them to fly back & forth during a weekend series?

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And then there’s that “rotating” thing. That’d have the Cubs playing the Yankees, say, whenever there’s a solar eclipse.

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Gordo’s scheme would reduce the number of interleague games to eight. Some teams play 12 now, most 15, the max is 18. If Gordo’s idea is to help scheduling, he has come up with a massive fail.