Yup, agreed, Bavarian
It's ridiculous that you can just buy your way into world series championships (e.g. the Yankies).
I'm also not a big fan of the variations of two different leagues (e.g. pinch hitters). Standardize things for once, damn. Same goes with golf. Standardize the clubs, make everybody use the same gear. Snowboarding, skiing, ice skates - even running shoes. That for sure will make *skill* and only *skill* the deciding factor among the best of the best.
The whole sports domain is corrupt in some kind of way. Nothing will ever be fair.