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On 7/17/2019 at 7:53 AM, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

It wouldn't have been the West; the Mets wanted a divisional alignment that was based on something other than geography.

 

The National League's hesitancy to adopt divisions was admirable, but misplaced. What should have been as obvious to that league's owners as it was to the American League's owners is that nothing about the feel of the season would change as long as only the first-place teams could advance; the magic of traditional pennant race would endure. 

 

It's too bad we had none of this skepticism when the owners brought in the three-division alignment and the wild card, which really did kill the pennant race.

 

Anyway, the team that got the worst deal was the White Sox, who were rightfully angry at being grouped with the Angels, Royals, and Pilots, instead of with their peers the Yankees, Red Sox, and Tigers.

 

On 7/17/2019 at 12:46 PM, schlim said:

I had never really thought about why the White Sox are such a bland team before, but being split from those teams damaged their club a ton.

 

They further screwed the White Sox by not putting them with the Brewers. Especially once the Senators moved to Texas where they were on their own island in the middle of the country and could have concievably played in either division. Not only did the Sox nearly move to Milwaukee after playing a slate of home games at County Stadium, but both were putting some of their best teams on the field by the early 80s. It's a shame that rivalry was never given a proper chance to blossom. Especially given how well Brewers-Cubs has taken off.

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Unlike the 2100 series I have posted here and in my pointless realignment blog, this one will be more realistic.

 

MLB: If Tampa and Oakland move

Expansion teams in italics

 

AL East

Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox

Charlotte Lynx

Chicago White Sox

Cleveland Indians

Detroit Tigers

Milwaukee Brewers

Montreal Expos (relocated Tampa Bay Rays)

New York Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays

 

AL West

Anaheim Angels (renamed Los Angeles Angels)

Kansas City Royals

Minnesota Twins

Oakland Oaks

Oklahoma City 66ers

Portland Athletics (relocated Oakland Athletics)

San Antonio Alamos

Seattle Mariners

Texas Rangers

Vancouver Mounties

 

NL East

Atlanta Braves

Chicago Cubs

Cincinnati Reds

Miami Marlins

Nashville Sounds

New York Mets

Philadelphia Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals

Washington Nationals

 

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks

Austin Murcielagos

Colorado Rockies

Houston Astros

Las Vegas 51s

Los Angeles Dodgers

Omaha Bison

San Diego Padres

San Francisco Giants

Salt Lake Bees

 

MLB: If Tampa and Oakland find their stadiums in the Tampa Bay Area and Alameda County, California

Expansion teams in italics

 

AL East

Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox

Chicago White Sox

Cleveland Indians

Detroit Tigers

Milwaukee Brewers

Montreal Expos

New York Yankees

Tampa Bay Rays

Toronto Blue Jays

 

AL West

Anaheim Angels (renamed Los Angeles Angels)

Kansas City Royals

Minnesota Twins

Oakland Athletics

Oklahoma City 66ers

Portland Beavers

San Antonio Alamos

Seattle Mariners

Texas Rangers

Vancouver Mounties

 

NL East

Atlanta Braves

Chicago Cubs

Cincinnati Reds

Miami Marlins

Nashville Sounds

New York Mets

Philadelphia Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals

Washington Nationals

 

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks

Austin Murcielagos

Colorado Rockies

Houston Astros

Las Vegas 51s

Los Angeles Dodgers

Omaha Bison

San Diego Padres

San Francisco Giants

Salt Lake Bees

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My Pro Football Alignment when Car Wars is Released

 

ACFL: Atlantic Schooners, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo BIlls, Charlotte Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Indianapolis Colts, Montreal Alouettes, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Ottawa Redblacks, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Toronto Argonauts, Washington Redskins (Need 10 More Teams)
DFL: Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans (Need 22 More Teams)
ISFL: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, WInnipeg Blue Bombers (Need 21 More Teams)

PCFL: Arizona Cardinals, British Columbia Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Denver Broncos, Edmonton Eskimos, Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Seattle Seahawks (Need 17 More Teams)

 

However 4 Leagues in Pro Football will have 28 Teams each if you any suggestions let me know, but right now let's go to Baseball

 

ABL: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals (Need 17 More Teams)

IBL: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers (Need 20 More Teams)

PCBL: Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners (Need 20 More Teams)

SBL: Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Bay Rays (Need 25 More Teams)

So if there's any suggestions you wanna consider let me know.

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The MLB in 2022 - Divisions are realigned and the league implements Universal DH

 

NL East

Montreal Expos

New York Mets

Philadelphia Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates

 

NL South

Atlanta Braves

Miami Marlins

Tampa Bay Rays

Washington Nationals

 

NL Central

Chicago Cubs

Cincinnati Reds

Milwaukee Brewers

St. Louis Cardinals

 

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks

Los Angeles Dodgers

San Diego Padres

San Francisco Giants

 

AL East

Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox

New York Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays

 

AL South

Colorado Rockies

Houston Astros

Kansas City Royals

Texas Rangers

 

AL  Central

Chicago White Sox

Cleveland Indians

Detroit Tigers

Minnesota Twins

 

AL West

Los Angeles Angels

Oakland A's

Portland Beavers

Seattle Mariners

 

 

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With the recent expansion news, I decided to do an MLS realignment. This would be as of 2022, when St. Louis begins play:

 

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(Los Angeles=LA Galaxy, Long Beach=LA FC, Covington=FC Cincinnati, New York=NYC FC, Newark=NY Red Bulls, Boston=New England, Fort Lauderdale=Inter Miami CF)

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

 

NORTHEAST DIVISION

 

DC United
Montreal Impact
New England Revolution
New York City FC
New York Red Bulls
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC

 

CENTRAL DIVISION

 

Atlanta United FC
Chicago Fire
FC Cincinnati
Columbus Crew SC
Inter Miami CF
Nashville SC
Orlando City SC

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

MIDWEST DIVISION

 

Austin FC
Colorado Rapids
FC Dallas
Houston Dynamo
Minnesota United FC
Sporting Kansas City
St. Louis

 

PACIFIC DIVISION

 

Los Angeles Galaxy
Los Angeles FC
Portland Timbers
Real Salt Lake
San Jose Earthquakes
Seattle Sounders FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Here's how to take all the BS out of college football. Start a new Division called Division 1 Elite. Each school has to pay a buy in. ...it comes down to the same schools every year anyways so let's just have a mega league. The "league" is broken down into four conferences of 12 based upon location. The top four from each conference move on to a single elimination tournament. Plain and simple. Better games better ratings.

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