Baseball Equality for All

by Ben Dieter on June 26, 2015

world-series-trophyThere has been a lot of talk over the last few years about income equality, marriage equality, race equality, religious equality, that I thought I would take a few minutes to talk to you, the readers of my blog, about baseball equality. While there is a large amount of inequality in the world, there is none as glaring as baseball inequality, especially to fans of the Texas Rangers. The New York Yankees have won 27 World Series while playing in 40, and the Texas Rangers have won zero World Series while playing in just two. My friends, this is unfair and I have decided that I will start the discussion on how we can fix this terrible atrocity.

 

There are currently 30 major league teams, fifteen in each league. My first thought was to split the wins between the American League and then the National League by who had won in each league, but again that would be unfair to the National League because of the Yankees having so many championships, so I figured this would be the most fair way: American League Championships will be split equally among American League teams, National League Championships will be split among National League Teams, and World Series Championships will be split between all teams, even the Canadian one. The only teams that gets punished are the Yankees and Cardinals, because they have the most and the only way to make it fair is to give them less since they have taken more over the history of baseball than any other team.

 

So I will start with National League Championships: currently the L.A. Dodgers have to most with 23 pennants won, and the least went to the Nationals and Brewers with none. So, now, here is how the National League will pan out after I apply baseball equality:

Each team would now have 8.8 National League Championships, but since we can’t have that, we will take some away from the greedy Dodgers to make it even. So we will give everyone 9 National League Championships, and give the Dodgers only 6 because of their greed over the last one hundred years or so of having so many. So congratulations fans of teams like the Diamondbacks, Nationals, Brewers and Marlins. You went from 0, 1 or 2 respectively to 9! So get those pennants ready and hang them with pride. No, you didn’t earn them, but the fair baseball practices police will give them to you!!

 

Now, on to the American League Championships: the very greedy Yankees have 40, count them, 40 American League Championships, and that is so one sided it is just wrong. So once we spread the wealth in the American League it will look more like this:

Each team would now have 7.5 American League Championships, but we can’t let the Yankees have the same as everyone else, so we will cut them out completely which gives each team 8.07 American League Championships. Houston has not been in the AL long enough to warrent the full 8.07, so we will give 3 of theirs back to the Yankees, making it look like this –
New York Yankees – 3

Houston Astros – 5

All other American League Teams – 8

So now I can say very excitedly that the Texas Rangers have eight American League pennants! Such great  news!

 

Lets move on to the World Series. The Yankees once again own the market on this, and it is totally unfair for everyone else in all of baseball, so we will spread the World Series out as so:

Each team would roughly have 3.66 World Series Championships, which is not possible so we need to punish the Yankees and Cardinals, who have won 38 of the 110
World Series I am using. If you take the Cardinals and Yankees completely out of it, then each team would have 4 World Series championships (roughly, the number is actually 3.92, but close enough). Well, in honor of fairness, we can’t take them completely out of it, so here is what I propose.

We give all the teams 3.5 World Series Championships to begin with (the panel that will be put together can decide which teams get to split titles), then we take the ones who have too many (Yankees and Cardinals) and we take away their half games and them add the remaining 5 games, and give them to the eight franchise that have never won a Championship. So it would look like this:

 

Texas Rangers – 4 World Series

Seattle Mariners – 4 World Series

Washington Nationals – 4 World Series

San Diego Padres – 4 World Series

Milwaukee Brewers – 4 World Series

Colorado Rockies – 4 World Series

Houston Astros – 4 World Series

Tampa Bay Rays – 4 World Series

NY Yankees – 3 World Series

St. Louis Cardinals – 3 World Series

the remaining 20 MLB Franchises – 3.5 World Series each.

 

That would leave two World Series unclaimed that we could use at a later date to help balance the fairness out as teams win the Series, which would eventually be eliminated for a more fair system of “who is up next to get one”. I personally think that this would look great for baseball and it would do a whole lot for helping out the little man who has yet to actually win a World Series , and it would make everyone a winner instead of just those teams that have worked hard and earned it. I will be forwarding this idea on Rob Manfred to get his approval, I think he is going to love it. I know for sure I can get the government behind the idea of baseball equality! Finally, My Texas Rangers will have the Championships that they deserve!

 

*This post is intended for humors purposes only and should not be taken seriously. Or maybe it should……..

 

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Texas Rangers Head North

by Ben Dieter on June 26, 2015

morelandThe Texas Rangers are in a slide right now, and that slide is something that happens in baseball, but it still makes me nervous. After having an amazing May and a great first half of June, the Texas Rangers are having trouble winning games and scoring runs. Colby Lewis yesterday just couldn’t execute the shutdown inning either time his team gave him the lead against Sonny Gray and the A’s.

 

The Rangers now head on the road again, where their record is 22-17. Surprisingly, the Rangers have been playing better on the road than at home. Flights to Toronto can be booked through Hipmunk.com to watch Texas have their best chance at winning. Take in an entire series on the road by reserving hotels in Toronto through Hipmunk as well, starting from $110 per night. Toronto is a little cooler than Texas this time of year and the way the Texas Rangers have been playing on the road, it really is a good chance to take in some great Texas Rangers baseball!

The Rangers will send Nick Martinez, Yovani Gallardo and Chi Chi Gonzalez to the hill. The Blue Jays only have tonights starter listed, and that is Mark Buehrle. This should be a good series, both teams have been playing pretty well (until the last week for the Texas Rangers), and I really think that the Rangers need to get back on track as they are now tied for second with the Angels.

Every baseball season has it ups and downs, and there is still a very long way to go, so I am not at the severe panic point right now, but if the get back to .500 then I most likely will be at the panic point. I feel like they will turn it around this weekend though.

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