Astros' sale to drastically alter the sport

Two 15-team leagues, two more wild cards … yes, baseball is in for some big changes

Originally Published: November 17, 2011
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The world is changing.

And not just Bud Selig's world. Or Drayton McLane's world. Or the portion of the world currently known as Houston, Texas.

If you follow baseball, if you watch it, if you care about it, your world is changing, too.

It changed forever Thursday, with Selig's announcement that the Houston Astros have been sold, that they're heading for the American League. It's an announcement that doesn't merely unleash a ripple effect. It unleashes a tidal wave of change ...

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