December 13, 2011
I don't like any of the changes. Being a longtime Astros fan and preferring the NL to the AL, I hate the fact that the Astros are now an AL team. In my opinion, the Brewers should have moved back to the AL where they used to be. By putting the Astros in the AL, MLB has also killed the rivalry that was built between them and the Rangers via Interleague play. I loved Interleague play in its old form. Now the games are "just another game" and it will make things tough for AL pitchers who'll be batting more than they are used to. The wild card change is just dumb. It's a money grab for the two teams who get a shot at the wild card and MLB. Granted, with the Astros and the Rangers in the same division, it will put a little more tension between the squads but, to me, it was so much more fun when the Rangers came to Houston and the pitchers had to bat. That's gone now. I wonder who will be the Astros' rival now?
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November 30, 2011
The realignment strikes me as stupid, now that there is interleague play there is plenty of opportunities to play their natural intrastate rival Rangers. I also do not like the one game "playoff". At some point you have to avoid expanding the playoffs and the system they have now works very well.