A Look at the Braves' Inter-League Schedule

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A Look at the Braves' Inter-League Schedule
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The Braves certainly received a tough inter-league draw in 2012.

While some people consider inter-league play to be interesting, and a way to check out different teams from another league, it's also extremely unfair. Inter-league play does not balance out an equal schedule for all teams, instead being fairly random with some teams getting stuck with a tough draw and others getting an easy schedule.

The Braves were one of the teams stuck with a tough schedule, as they have to face the Yankees twice, along with the Rays, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Orioles.

The Phillies get the Red Sox, Rays, Twins, Blue Jays and Orioles, for example.

When it comes down to the end of the season, the result of these 18 games for the Braves and 15 for the Phillies could have an impact upon the division race.

The 2012 season is the last season with limited inter-league play, as the move by the Houston Astros to the American League will give both leagues a total of 15 teams apiece. That means that for at least every set of series there will be one inter-league series, due to an uneven number of teams in each league.

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