Better races, breakout performances, young stars and 'it' teams, the NL has taken the AL's crown as baseball's cool league.
And right now, dear readers, the National League is the better, more entertaining league. It has overtaken the AL in every way. Let me explain.
Head to head
This is the easiest way to compare overall league strength. From 2004 to 2017, the AL won interleague play every season, often by wide margins -- 154-98 in 2006, for example, a .611 winning percentage that would be a 99-win pace over a 162-game season. Even as late as 2015 and 2016, the AL was comfortably ahead (.557 and .550 winning percentages)."