NL Keeps Coming Through in the Clutch
With the Giants’ impressive sweep of the 2012 World Series, the National League claimed its third straight championship. The senior circuit has won each of the last three All-Star Games, affording its membership home field advantage in all three World Series. They’ve then vanquished their cross-newspaper rivals each time, only once playing enough games to render that advantage meaningful. That’s 15 wins and four losses for the small-ballers when it counts.
The only argument against the Nationals’ dominance is those pesky interleague games in the regular season, of which the burly sluggers have won 53.8% (407-349) since 2010. The message is clear: the American League is assembling the talent to compete its double-switching counterparts, but the junior circuit lacks the grit, hustle, and determination to win when it matters.
I recommend that the AL trade for Marco Scutaro this offseason. And see if they can get David Eckstein back.
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