May 14, 2007

Interleague Play

Anthony De Rosa at Mets Blog, writes about Chipper Jones and his view on interleague play. I can't say I disagree with him:

Chipper Jones does not like the fact that the Mets and Braves have to play the best teams in the American League while the rest of the division enjoys an easier interleague schedule.

The Braves face the Red Sox (6 games), Tigers (3), Twins (3) and Indians (3), and the Mets face the Yankees (6), Tigers (3), Twins (3) and Athletics (3). The Phillies, for example, play three games each against the below.500 Blue Jays and Royals, plus three each against the White Sox, Indians and Tigers.Jones is quoted on CBS

"If we're going to play the American League Central, everybody has to play all the teams in the American League Central," Jones said. "This split-it-up and we have to play our rival in the American League East stuff, I don't get it. It's unfair for us and the Mets on a year-in, year-out basis to have to play the Yankees and Red Sox when other teams don't.

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