Friday, April 2, 2010

Tim McCarver: Move the Astros to the AL

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Bob Wolfley has an interview with Tim McCarver, in which he takes a break from scratching Joe Buck's tummy to address the issue of realignment. And I think you know where this is going:

"Perhaps realignment should be considered. If the Houston Astros agreed to it, they should be taken out of the National League and put in the American League, in the American League West. You delete one team from the National League Central, add one to the American League West and make things a lot more balanced...

"It's like the Houston Astros are isolated in the southwest. They really have no natural rivalry. The Texas Rangers are a rivalry and that gets a lot of attention during interleague play, but not otherwise. I think that is one thing Commissioner Selig should be considering right now."

Is this an argument for realignment? Or secession?