MLB needs geographic realignment 

June, 12, 2011
6/12/11
2:06
PM ET
With Major League Baseball and the Players Association considering some form of realignment, I would suggest geographic realignment, with six divisions of five teams each. This, of course, would include the eradication of the American and National Leagues, as we know them, as well as the designated hitter rule.

In "old school" terms, I realize my proposal would be considered radical, but here are my recommendations: