I’m sorry, but I take no joy in the Subway Series. It’s the two worst series of the year as far as I am concerned because they represent the interleague gimmick that I believe has tarnished the sport.
The thinking used to be how exciting it would be if the Mets and Yankees played in the World Series. Well, that happened, so now it is anti-climatic. Despite lip service you might hear and read the next few days, most players, coaches and managers are traditionalists and don’t like interleague play.
Interleague play damages the integrity of the regular season in that not everybody runs the same race. It’s like one runner racing 100 yards and the other 105. It’s not fair.
Things were fine for 100 years until Bud Selig fooled around with tradition of the regular season schedule and by extension the World Series like a man who keeps poking with the coals at a barbeque. He didn’t know when to leave well enough alone.