According to the Associated Press, MLB union chief Michael Weiner told reporters in Kansas City that interleague rivals will begin playing just three or four (not six) in 2013.
The report indicates the following:
[jbox color=”gray”]”Teams in a division will play three games each against teams in another division: for example, the NL East vs. the AL Central. … Baseball’s new labor contract says teams will play up to 20 interleague games a year. …. Because of the two 15-team leagues, two clubs will have to open and close (the season) with interleague games.”[/jbox]
Werner explained that the Mets and Yankees could end up playing a four-game series in 2013, with two games at Citi Field immediately followed by two games in the Bronx, unless the NL East is playing the AL East, in which case the two teams would return to playing six times.
However, by doing it this new way (playing four-straight games in both parks) I think will focus the buzz and rivalry and concentrate the intrigue and make it a fun four-day circus through New York… and then we move on.