Somebody posted and said since I was complaining about the scheduling, asked if I do any better.
Well, this mess is a product of interleague play and the unbalanced schedule, which I’m against. I also know that’s a battle I’m never going to win. I also know MLB won’t reduce the number of games because that means reducing the number of gates.
I would propose scheduling day-night double-headers within the division throughout the season. You can’t do traditional doubleheaders because the owners won’t give up the gates.
If each team played at least one day-night double-header a month it would open six days on the calendar (based on the season lasting six months). If you did two day-night doubleheaders that’s 12 days.
I’ve bounced this off several players and they like the idea of something that would give them a day off at home. One long day for a free day is a good trade off. And, the owners don’t lose their gates.
If MLB scheduled two doubleheaders a month it would create more off-days during the season (making it easier to reschedule make-up games) or perhaps enable the season to start later or end earlier.
It’s so simple, a caveman could have thought about it.