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AL dominating NL, but why?

The American League is better than the National League and has been for years, writes Alan Schwarz.

Originally Published: February 14, 2006
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

One of the funniest stories I've ever heard, from a former big leaguer visiting a press box, was about Pete Rose. Throughout the 1970s Pete reveled in the booty of his fame, particularly attention from the opposite sex. He was canoodling with one such Annie when she confided her affinity for a different All-Star.

"Hey, baby," Rose cooed. "You haven't had anyone till you've had a National Leaguer."

Oh, the costs of progress. As Major League Baseball has blurred the lines between the American ...

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