In short, this is the type of thing I do in meetings, to make it appear like I'm paying attention and taking notes. Some folks doodle, I make lists - usually baseball related. Sometimes they're top five or ten pitchers or certain position, sometimes they're the best 9 players of whatever decade, etc. This one was about all the teams in each league, and all the various ways one can compare them to each other. I'm not sure why I thought of this idea, but I found it an intriguing one, and thought I'd share.
Fair warning - there is really no point to this exercise. If you choose to read no further or not participate, no offense will be taken.
To those still with me, here are the rules:
1) assume that the Astros are in the AL (since they are headed there anyway)
2) make a 15 on 15 list of the teams in one league and who their counterparts are in the other.
Here is where the lack of rules come in - however you choose to compare and contrast your pick is entirely up to you. You can go with history, years in existence, championships won, salary/payroll, popularity... whatever you want. There are no wrong answers here. If you choose to explain them as I did, that's great, but by no means is it required.
My list is as follows below. Post yours in the comments. Again, no point, and no wrong answers. Hope you enjoy.
Pirates - A's > seem to be in a constant state of rebuilding, with mediocre to fair success
Rockies - Astros > kings of the annual second-half surge
Diamondbacks - Royals > have just enough pieces to be pesky