The Washington Post Sunday
Margaret Moorman made excellent
points regarding the frustration of rooting for perennial cellar-dwellers. One of many ways to address this problem — or just to loosen things up and make life more interesting — would be to adopt a practice employed in the English professional soccer leagues: demoting (“relegating”) the teams with the poorest records to the league immediately below, while elevating the best teams in the subordinate league. Such an approach would, among other things, provide a major additional incentive to teams to avoid finishing last, while giving fans in other cities an opportunity to watch their clubs play newcomers, such as the Durham Bulls or the Toledo Mud Hens. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Gregory M. Jones, Washington