American Association to play Can-Am League teams
While the Can-Am League hasn’t officially released its 2013 schedule, Ballpark Digest reports that its teams will play some games against American Association clubs again next year.
Right now we’ve seen a few schedules released by American Association teams, and while they include play against Can-Am League teams, they don’t specify what teams are scheduled.
What did you think about interleague play this season? I hoped that it would be fun – a chance to see new teams, players and coaches. In practice, those new teams were made up of anonymous players.
There were a few names on the coaching staffs that baseball fans might recognize, but former players like Frank White of the Kansas City T-Bones or Kerry Ligtenberg of the St. Paul Saints didn’t travel (or at least didn’t make the trip to Newark.)
To be fair, the Can-Am League rosters are also filled with anonymous players – but fans are given the chance to see them for more than one series and they become less anonymous as the season goes on.
With what is likely to be a five-team league again next year, with the Trois-Rivières Aigles replacing the Worcester Tornadoes, there really isn’t another practical choice. Interleague games are a necessity. But I’m not looking forward to them as much.
Freddy, thanks for the tip.