Baseball reduced to two teams

Thursday, November 8th, 2001 - 1:55 pm PST

Due to waning interest, the Major League Baseball Commission has voted to reduce the number of teams in the league to two. The first downsizing of the league since 1898 met with reactions across the country that ranged from mild indifference to lukewarm acceptance. “This will be a real shot in the arm for baseball,” stated Commissioner Lou Grenwall before nodding off. The two remaining teams, the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs will face each other 162 times next season and are both heavy favorites to make the play-offs.