Fans Still Like Interleague Games

May 20, 2011 by  

You might have heard derogatory comments recently from Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones about Interleague play, but their opinions are not shared by most baseball fans. Most people like Interleague play because it matches up teams that rarely play each other, like the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox, who are meeting at Fenway Park this weekend for the first time since 1918. And not only do fans like Interleague play, most team owners like it. Interleague play began in 1997 and according to Major League Baseball, attendance in those games is up almost 12 percent. 

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