bubba-math, i have to disagree, it used to be exactly as you said, but the problem is baseball now runs into november, and hockey, football and basketball runs into mid spring and it's getting ridiculous.
I think all of the four major sports need to look at their schedules and do some cutbacks. i know they won't because of the $ factor, but it's getting to a point where the fans are turning off some sports near the end of the year because they are getting bored with them running so long.
I will concede that football is a little different because it is america's #1 sport, but really, more isn't always better.
but that's just me...