Yesterday’s game was rained out due to weather. So, American League vs National League? I mentioned before that I wasn’t a big fan of interleague match ups. I don’t like them because baseball is such a unique game that when the World Series comes around, the opportunity and challenge of the championship lies in the fact that we have two teams that haven’t played each other and folks, that presents a World Series of obstacles.
It makes for great baseball.
As for the difference between the two leagues?
“It’s just the National League game itself,” Maddon said. “There’s so much more to think about. And if you want to really get fans engaged, I would like to believe the strategy of a National League game exceeds that of the American League game.”
I’ve never been a big American League fan. The DH position doesn’t bring the kind of excitement I like in the game. Unless of course, your name is David Ortiz. He can be a game changer, don’t you think?
In fact, the Toronto Blue Jays were never a favourite team of mine. I always preferred the Montreal Expos to the Hog Town Jays. There’s a lot to get excited about the possible return of the franchise. It’s been over a decade since the team left and it’ll be awesome to come back.
Besides, I’d be able to go see a lot more Cubs games.
When Commissioner Manfred spoke to Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, he wanted to make sure that the market was there.
“I want Montreal to gain back a team eventually, but I wanted to open a channel. I clearly wanted to show that it’s not just about gaining back a team – it’s about how can we get baseball back to Montreal?” Manfred said.
The one thing I hope doesn’t happen if Montreal comes back is that the National adopting a DH rule. Call me a purist, but I love change however, this would not be the change I want. In my opinion, there’s more skill in the National League. Joe Maddon’s proved that by getting the pitcher to bat in the different order.
“I’ve always thought I liked [having the pitcher bat], and I do,” Maddon said. “The DH is a really difficult position to acquire, a really good one. It’s normally a really expensive position. And there’s not many guys that could sit around for a half hour or whatever and give you a really good at-bat on a nightly basis.”