When it comes to Major League Baseball’s Interleague Play, there are both fans and critics. On one hand, it gives baseball fans a chance to see their team play against some of the best teams the other league has to offer. On the other hand, it creates an unbalanced schedule, giving some teams a competitive advantage.
Well, get ready to pick a side, because the 2011 MLB Interleague schedule resumes this Friday, June 17, and there is plenty to look forward to. Of course, there is a lot to avoid as well.
Best Interleague Series
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox – June 28-30 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Why it’s awesome: Both the Red Sox and Phillies were the big offseason winners this year, which instantly made both the preseason favorites among most of the MLB experts to make it to the World Series in October. This series will give fans a taste of the postseason during Interleague, which is one of the reasons Major League Baseball introduced it in 1997. The Red Sox are widely viewed as having the best lineup in baseball, while the Phillies have unquestionably the best pitching rotation, meaning something has to give and baseball fans will be the big winners.