Friday, May 3, 2013


...and, yes, we'll let you finish the lyrics to that little ditty on your own time.

As always, we note that there just doesn't seem to be any other place that provides a comprehensive road map of the "slow drip" that is interleague play here in the '13.

That drip will become more of a full-fledged trickle in late May, when a bizarre mirror-image home and home series between ostensible "natural rivals" will take place.

In the meantime there will be several days where the drip will magnify into something akin to an ooze: May 7 and 8, for example, when we'll have five interleague games on each of those days; and May 14 and 15, when there will be three.

"Walter, this interleague play thing
is so out of control that it's giving
me an itch around my anklet..."
Just in case you were wondering (let's interject Fred MacMurray's riposte to Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity here: "I wonder if you wonder"), the home team in these listings is shown on the right.

It appears that the Padres, Rockies and Rays are the teams that will spend most of their time outside their own leagues during May: each will play ten interleague games during the month.

Alas, no interleague trysts (Babs and Fred notwithstanding...) are scheduled between 2013's teams maudits: the Marlins and the Astros, each currently sporting identical 8-21 records. We think they should just swap out the Pirates for the Fish on May 17-18-19: the world really needs to know who's the worst team of them all...