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rjdmichjr
06-29-2006, 08:16 AM
Talking about how the AL central has contrloled the NL central...

salty99
06-29-2006, 08:34 AM
He must be a GENIUS to figure that one out!

Medford Bobby
06-29-2006, 08:43 AM
:smile: Yea just heard that on the net. Hopefully this may finally kill off interleague play.......:o:

Viva Medias B's
06-29-2006, 11:19 AM
Talking about how the AL central has contrloled the NL central...

I think ESPNEWS went into BREAKING NEWS mode to report what Stone said.

Hitmen77
06-29-2006, 11:48 AM
:smile: Yea just heard that on the net. Hopefully this may finally kill off interleague play.......:o:

I hope interleague play doesn't go away. Without it, there would be no reality check to St. Louis racking up 100 wins against the rest of the NL and being hailed as one of the best teams in baseball. Thanks to IL play, we now know this would be a total farce.

It's like Tommy LaSorda's suggestion that today's AL dominance is merely comparable to the NL being dominant in the '70s? Is it? How do we know? Because the NL won a bunch of all-star exhibitions? I don't think that paints a clear picture like a bunch of real matchups. Unfortunately, we'll never know how the teams of each league would have fared against each other. And no, I don't think a single World Series matchup between 2 teams necessarily tells us much.

Plus, I like the idea of the Sox traveling to places like Cincy and Pittsburgh and seeing them play at those venues with Sox fans in attendance.

Johnny Mostil
06-29-2006, 12:31 PM
It's like Tommy LaSorda's suggestion that today's AL dominance is merely comparable to the NL being dominant in the '70s? Is it? How do we know? Because the NL won a bunch of all-star exhibitions?

That, and four straight World Series from '79 to '82.

I really don't know what era is most comparable to the current AL dominance, but I guess that may be the closest in my lifetime.

jdm2662
06-29-2006, 12:35 PM
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viagracat
06-29-2006, 12:45 PM
Obviously the AL has pwned the NL this season, but who's to say that'll last forever? Back in the '60s and '70s the AL couldn't win an All-Star game and it was derided as the "junior circuit". There's enough interleague trades and MLB oversight to prevent long-term or permanent competitive advantages of one league over the other, and I don't think the DH accounts for all the current superiority of the AL. Better players and perhaps better-run franchises currently are more prevelant in the AL. It might be different in ten years. Who knows?

I've always liked interleague play and am looking forward to attending the Sox-Cubs game tomorrow. Especially the expectation of the Sox kicking Cub ass tomorrow and over the weekend. :smile:

oeo
06-29-2006, 01:32 PM
Obviously the AL has pwned the NL this season, but who's to say that'll last forever? Back in the '60s and '70s the AL couldn't win an All-Star game and it was derided as the "junior circuit". There's enough interleague trades and MLB oversight to prevent long-term or permanent competitive advantages of one league over the other, and I don't think the DH accounts for all the current superiority of the AL. Better players and perhaps better-run franchises currently are more prevelant in the AL. It might be different in ten years. Who knows?

I've always liked interleague play and am looking forward to attending the Sox-Cubs game tomorrow. Especially the expectation of the Sox kicking Cub ass tomorrow and over the weekend. :smile:

It won't stay this way forever. Teams like the Cards actually cut payroll this year because they don't need to spend big to win the NL. I think the Mets are going to turn the NL around, as teams are going to have to start spending some money to put a good product if they want to win the NL pennant.

Iwritecode
06-29-2006, 01:37 PM
Obviously the AL has pwned the NL this season, but who's to say that'll last forever? Back in the '60s and '70s the AL couldn't win an All-Star game and it was derided as the "junior circuit". There's enough interleague trades and MLB oversight to prevent long-term or permanent competitive advantages of one league over the other, and I don't think the DH accounts for all the current superiority of the AL. Better players and perhaps better-run franchises currently are more prevelant in the AL. It might be different in ten years. Who knows?

One theory I've heard is that the Yankees (and even recently the Red Sox)set the bar really high for the AL teams. All the other AL teams have had to get better to keep up with them.

Who's setting the bar in the NL?

viagracat
06-29-2006, 01:51 PM
One theory I've heard is that the Yankees (and even recently the Red Sox)set the bar really high for the AL teams. All the other AL teams have had to get better to keep up with them.

Who's setting the bar in the NL?

I once thought it was St Louis because I think LaRussa is a hell of a manager and that team is always in the hunt, but after they just got smoked vs the AL like most everybody else, I'm not so sure anymore. Atlanta was not the bar-setter because they only once finished the job despite 14 division championships. Other than them, I don't think there is anyone. Not ready to give the Mets their props yet.

You're right; no one expects success like the Yanks and Red Sox organizations, and it shows. When you have to play against teams like those; it's eat or be eaten.

ComiskeyBrewer
06-29-2006, 11:27 PM
Obviously the AL has pwned the NL this season, but who's to say that'll last forever? Back in the '60s and '70s the AL couldn't win an All-Star game and it was derided as the "junior circuit".

Is that why? I always thought it was called that because the AL is like 25 years younger than the NL(thus the "senior circuit" label)

ewokpelts
06-29-2006, 11:29 PM
Obviously the AL has pwned the NL this season, but who's to say that'll last forever? Back in the '60s and '70s the AL couldn't win an All-Star game and it was derided as the "junior circuit". There's enough interleague trades and MLB oversight to prevent long-term or permanent competitive advantages of one league over the other, and I don't think the DH accounts for all the current superiority of the AL. Better players and perhaps better-run franchises currently are more prevelant in the AL. It might be different in ten years. Who knows?

I've always liked interleague play and am looking forward to attending the Sox-Cubs game tomorrow. Especially the expectation of the Sox kicking Cub ass tomorrow and over the weekend. :smile:

*** IS "pwned"?

getonbckthr
06-29-2006, 11:30 PM
One theory I've heard is that the Yankees (and even recently the Red Sox)set the bar really high for the AL teams. All the other AL teams have had to get better to keep up with them.

Who's setting the bar in the NL?
Over the next few years it will be the Mets, they are gonna start spending like the Yankees.

gf2020
06-30-2006, 12:05 AM
*** IS "pwned"?

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pwned

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Nellie_Fox
06-30-2006, 12:32 AM
Is that why? I always thought it was called that because the AL is like 25 years younger than the NL(thus the "senior circuit" label)You are correct. They were referred to as junior and senior circuit long before the NL dominance of AS games in the 60's and 70's.

WSox8404
06-30-2006, 09:10 AM
Talking about how the AL central has contrloled the NL central...

Hmmm, I hardly noticed.