Ok, this may seem like a dumb question, but I've only casually followed baseball for about 3 years now outside of the Reds. Football was always my sport of choice, but damned if I can;t help but like any Cincinnati team.
My question reguards the state of the divisions in baseball. With there being 30 teams, why aren't the teams evenly distributed between the NL and AL? And why does the central get 6 teams as opposed to only 4 for the AL West? It just seems to be a competitive advantage for the AL west, as you only have to beat out 3 other teams for the division as opposed to 5 other teams for the Reds/NL Central guys. Obviously fixing this would mean one team switching from NL to AL, but why was this never done?