Just a quick rant here. I have made little secret about my dislike for inter league play. I know it exists for purely monetary reasons and as a means to expose fans to the American League but it really does change the competitive balance of the Wild Card race. I like symmetry and I am obsessive about it. I am sure the Reds ownership is thrilled to have the Red Sox, Blue Jays and Rays in town. Consider how the schedule stacks up between the National League teams with a .500+ winning percentage.
|Team||AL Opponents||Avg Winning %|
|*Current Division Leader as of 6/16/2011|
The Pirates and the Reds suffer the most from this schedule while St. Louis, San Fransisco and Arizona all have a considerably easier path to the wild card because of the Inter-League imbalance.
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