How Interleague Play Should Be Scheduled

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How Interleague Play Should Be Scheduled
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While interleague play is still a relatively recent innovation, not celebrating the history of the league on the first weekend is a tragic oversight on the part of Major League Baseball.

Prior to 1997, teams from the American and National leagues squared off only in the World Series. Interleague play is the perfect opportunity to revive some of those classic matchups.

The first weekend of AL vs. NL should pit the most recent Fall Classic foes for as far back in history as matchups can be created. After that point, you go with the best matchups you can.

Here's what you would have seen this past weekend if Bud Selig would simply put me in charge of creating the schedule.

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