The Morning Edition (May 28, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

 

From Last Night:

  • The Mets rally late to back a strong outing by Niese against the Yanks
  • Samardzija drops a CGSO against the cross town Sox
  • Aaron Harang also provides a CGSO against San Diego
  • Skaggs is sharp at the front of a doubleheader
  • Wainwright goes 8 to beat Shields and the Royals 6-3
  • Gomez homers twice, but the Crew lose to the Twins
  • The Astros walk off in 12 versus the Rockies
  • Votto’s 8th inning homer leads the Reds over the Indians

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Gausman takes his second turn, gets the Nats (7p Eastern)
  • Matt Harvey faces the Yankees for the first time (7p Eastern)
  • Cliff Lee comes to Boston (7p Eastern)
  • Chris Sale tries to take one from the Cubs (8p Eastern)

The Big Question:

  • Is the new schedule dulling interleague play?

Danny Knobler at CBS wrote yesterday how little buzz there is for this week’s big interleague matchups and I’m in total agreement. Interleague play, which is the scorn of my father’s generation, used to feel special for me. It would be fun to spend a couple weeks watching players from the NL that I usually didn’t get to watch up close. Now, those teams are sprinkled into the normal schedule after nearly 20 years of being confined to a fortnight or so in June. The novelty has really lost its luster. It feels strange and awkward and forced. It’s either time to add two more teams and dump interleague play or get rid of the pretense all together and play all 29 clubs.

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