I read that Bud Selig's advisory committee is seriously considering the concept of blowing up the current baseball divisional alignment. Of course, the idea they are currently bandying about is one of "floating divisions" which would involve only a few teams trading places, such as Tampa Bay and Cleveland, in order to provide their owners with a "trade-off." In this example, Cleveland would move to the AL East to get the financial benefit of more games against the Yankees and Red Sox, while the Rays could go to the AL Central to have a better shot at actually making the playoffs, which in turn would give Tampa Bay a financial benefit.
I think the fact they're even discussing realignment is a huge step, but if they are going to do it - let's go all the way. No more AL and NL. We have interleague games already, so that mystique is gone. Decide one way or the other on the DH (I'm in favor of abolishing it – especially since I don't need to see 40-year-old guys who can barely walk stay in the game long past the point where you can legitimately consider them athletes just because they swat the occasional home run – but either way, it's time to make the call) and build up geographical rivalries that truly matter.
Here's my suggested divisional alignment – each one with a 2/3 split from the current AL/NL divide. Six divisions of five teams each, winners make the playoffs. Top four second place teams play in a one-game playoff to see who gets the two wild-card spots.
California Division – Angels, Dodgers, Giants, Athletics, Padres
West Division – Rockies, Rangers, Mariners, Astros, D-backs
Central Division – Cardinals, Twins, Cubs, White Sox, Royals
Northeast Division – Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Mets, Pirates
Southeast Division – Marlins, Braves, Rays, Nationals, Orioles
Great Lakes Division – Tigers, Brewers, Reds, Blue Jays, Indians
Baseball fans, what do you think?