The first lesson you learn when you join the high school debate team is that you have to put your personal opinions aside. At some point, you are going to have to argue both sides of the issue. I never debated in high school, but the feeling is rushing on me now as I am covering the positives from moving to the American League.
So, as I write this, I want to make it abundantly clear that I am doing this from a purely academic point of view. I am not in favor of the move to the American League and just about every hardcore Astros fan I know agrees with me. Drayton McLane (pictured above) and Jim Crane have said their piece and their piece was also against the move. However, Bud Selig has made his play and his play trumped the feelings of those two gentlemen and the majority of Astros fans.
Those of you that feel passionately about the subject should check out http://www.saveourstros.org. They are getting a petition together to present to the commissioner at the November ownership meeting. It's an uphill climb, so I present to you the best reasons for the Astros to switch to the American League.