May 4, 2007
If you go to enough games you will finally be able to see every other team in Major League Baseball at your home stadium. This was made possible by the introduction of Interleague play in 1997. It has become a set rotation as each division plays divisional foes from the opposing league. Major League Baseball has devised a plan so that the fans will ultimately see every other team over the course of five years. At first I was not a fan of Interleague play but I am starting to tolerate it. It has given me an opportunity to see players and teams I would otherwise never see. Outside of Interleague play when else would the Diamondbacks ever face their expansion mates the Tampa Bay Devil Rays? The odds of those two teams meeting in the World Series are an extreme long shot. Perhaps given the fact that the Devil Rays are the only team in Major League Baseball that the Diamondbacks have not beaten, that might be a good thing they won’t meet in the World Series. Besides being able to see every team, you are also able to see other teams’ fans and that has proven more interesting than some of the on-field action.