When I saw Texas Baseball fans, I mean fans for both the Rangers and the Astros. I'm a huge baseball fan and with The Rangers and Astros being in separate leagues, I can like both teams equally. I know there are many Rangers and Astros fans out there.
Who else out there agrees that having both the Ranges and Astros in the same division and league is a terrible idea? Depending on the season situations, I'll root for one over the other when it comes to interleague play, more recently the Rangers more than the Astros given the scope of success for the Rangers compared to the Astros. I've always dreamed to see an all Texas World Series. Wouldn't New York object to having the Yankees and Mets in the same division or even Chicago with the Cubs and White Sox? Having two teams from the same geographic area be from separate leagues makes sense. It allows multiple thousands of fans to support both teams without them being division rivals. Yeah, inter-league play matchups are nice for a small portion of the year so they can play each other, but I wouldn't like the Rangers and the Astros to be in the same division. It would force me to choose between one team or the other. I support both the Astros and the Rangers and when on team is rebuilding and one team is good, I can still enjoy the baseball season. I've gone to as many games at Arlington Stadium/The Ballpark in Arlington as I have to the Astrodome/Minute Maid Park.
A better option for realignment would be to expand the AL to 16 teams and have 2, 16 team leagues. Expansion teams could include cities like San Antonio, Albuquerque, NM, Salt Lake City, Utah, Portland, or San Jose(if Oakland doesn't move there first) or even Oklahoma City. This is just my opinion. If they must shift on NL team to the AL, I would rather see the Brewers be moved back to the AL Central and than move the Royals to the AL West. Feel free to post your ideas.