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"Beginning with Selig’s cashiering of his preceding commissioner, Vincent, the leagues have been ground to dust. They no longer exist other than as labels atop the standings and All-Star uniforms. The execrable construct 'the MLB' spreads because for fans -- hell, for media -- under the age of 40, there’s no real memory of 'the AL' and 'the NL' as going concerns. There’s just one league with two conferences."