Usually the powerful clubs pull ahead and the smaller clubs battle their small markets to sell more tickets and turn a profit rather than actually attack a pennant down the stretch into October.
This year the usual powerhouses such as Boston and New York have really struggled to get their bats and bullpens' firing enough to score more than their opposition.
If this continues in to June and July some of the lesser clubs might sell a record amount of seats to their parks and also the sponsorship dollars and bonuses will increase drastically. If it can continue into August you will see clubs with money to go and buy stars that have never had money before.
Imagine seeing the Oakland Athletics in a bidding war for a star pitcher or a powerful designated hitter, it would be unprecedented. If the game could come back to a close level playing field it would do wonders for the future of the sport.
Teams such as the Yankees, Red Socks and Phillies, have sold out almost every game of the season for the past ten years, while smaller clubs struggle to get 10,000 to a game. The amount of separation is unfair and to great a gap to put the club s on a level playing field. What's the point of having a salary cap if only half the teams can afford to reach it.
Either way its going to be a very interesting year and definitely worth watching, enjoy .