Whoever thought of MLB interleague play a few years ago is/was a genius. The looonggg baseball season, often only spiced up with the handful of old rivalries, now gets a serious boost 3x a year with interleague play.
What’s really cool is that many of the match-ups around the country are interesting. I feel the buzz of White Sox vs. Cubs, Mets vs. Yanks, Giants vs. A’s, Reds vs. Indians (yikes, that’s not very PC), and even the Nationals vs. the Orioles. A little less exciting, perhaps, is Atlanta/Florida or Arizona/Colorado, but still, it’s all a wonderful change of pace.
Just one request: Please, let’s drop the DH debate. Strategy and tradition aside, it SUCKS to watch pitchers hit. And it is GREAT every time David Ortiz comes to bat.