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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

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    One thing I don't understand is how people can say the NL is BAD. If there are a good many teams near .500, the only conclusion one can draw is that there is PARITY in the NL. If you had a league filled with teams like the '27 Yankees you'd have a bunch of .500 clubs. It doesn't mean they are bad.
    I think one reason people are saying that this year is the way that the NL got totally run over in interleague play. Though it was worse this year, that has also been the case the last few years. That stats are a little better across the board in the AL as well.

    But that's still a point well taken.
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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

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    One thing I don't understand is how people can say the NL is BAD. .
    If the Reds can contend, the league must be bad.
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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I think one reason people are saying that this year is the way that the NL got totally run over in interleague play. Though it was worse this year, that has also been the case the last few years. That stats are a little better across the board in the AL as well.

    But that's still a point well taken.
    No, I agree with you, but the evidence being pointed to on ESPN for example, is that there are so many teams contending who are at .500, and I think that's faulty logic.
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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    One thing I don't understand is how people can say the NL is BAD. If there are a good many teams near .500, the only conclusion one can draw is that there is PARITY in the NL. If you had a league filled with teams like the '27 Yankees you'd have a bunch of .500 clubs. It doesn't mean they are bad.
    Interleague play exposed the NL for what they are. Guillen was probably right, the Sox would win 150 games in the NL Central.
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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    One thing I don't understand is how people can say the NL is BAD. If there are a good many teams near .500, the only conclusion one can draw is that there is PARITY in the NL. If you had a league filled with teams like the '27 Yankees you'd have a bunch of .500 clubs. It doesn't mean they are bad.
    And if you had a league full of the '62 Mets, you'd have a bunch of .500 clubs too. That doesn't mean any of them are good. Interleague play is about the best indicator of how one league stacks up against the other. Obviously it is a limited measuring stick since every NL club doesn't play every AL club but the results across the board make a pretty good case for the AL being superior. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see some NL team win the World Series. But even that wouldn't prove the NL is on a par or better than the AL.
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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    And if you had a league full of the '62 Mets, you'd have a bunch of .500 clubs too. That doesn't mean any of them are good. Interleague play is about the best indicator of how one league stacks up against the other. Obviously it is a limited measuring stick since every NL club doesn't play every AL club but the results across the board make a pretty good case for the AL being superior. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see some NL team win the World Series. But even that wouldn't prove the NL is on a par or better than the AL.
    All the more reason to get rid of interleague play.
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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

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    All the more reason to get rid of interleague play.
    But the kids love it.
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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

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    But the kids love it.
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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

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    Who's kids? Bud's?
    I don't dislike it, but I'd rather play the Tigers one series, the Indians one series, and the White Sox one series every year.

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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

    If interleague play, somehow, could keep the Reds off the west coast, maybe I could live with it. Then again, nah.
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    Re: 9/15/06 - Reds vs. Cubs Game Thread

    I am all for ending the interleauge play stuff.

    ESPN needs something to talk about.........same thing that was beaten over the head of NFL fans in the 70's (AFC over NFC) and then late 80's most of the 90's (NFC over AFC).........NL AS dominance in the 60's and 70's....even though the AL won their share of WS.

    It's just a chance for people to spout off with theories.....and bull.....and then 1 year later it goes the other way like nothing happened.


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