I pick the Rays to sweep because the American League is that much superior to the National League, which once again got smoked in interleague play and the All-Star Game. It's like the majors versus AAA.
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I pick the Rays to sweep because the American League is that much superior to the National League
An entire league should not reflect or represent the talent level of one team.
which once again got smoked in interleague play
In 2006 the Cardinals embarrassed the Tigers in five games. Guess what the record in interleague play was? The Americal League had 158 WINS TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE'S 98. That's the biggest disparity between leagues since interleague play began. The AL was also superior in 2001, the Diamondbacks won. The NL was superior in 1999, the Yankees won. Weird...
and the All-Star Game
How the hell did the NL get "smoked" in the All-Star game? It JUST ended. It was that close. Seriously, didn't it last like 36 innings? I don't understand how you can possess any degree of sanity and say the National League got smoked in the All-Star game this year.
It's like the majors versus AAA
Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Pat Burrell, Ryan Howard, Jayson Werth, Cole Hamels, and Brad Lidge make up the most unbelievably awesome AAA team of all time. Who's on the MLB roster? Mays? Jesus?
I've never really read any of Caple's stuff, but now I'm inclined to go back and read every article he's ever written in hopes of finding more terrific nonsense like this.
Rays in six.