According to Peter Gammons (who heard it from the owner of a National League team), baseball has plans to contract four teams. To be honest, when someone asks me how many Major League teams there are, my first instinct is still to say 26, so I wouldn’t be at all upset about going back to that number. I just hope it’s Tampa Bay, Arizona, Florida, and Colorado. And send Milwaukee back to the American League. Hey, my baseball purism may only go back to the early ’80s, but doggone it, it’s pure!