I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, so please feel free to tell me if it is off-topic or there is a better place to post.
I am working on a fantasy sports based project, and the number of tables is getting unruly. I have tables like
nfl_players, etc, and
nfl_players_to_teams, etc. (NBA and NFL are basketball and american football leagues, respectively). These all share the same table schema and code-base, but have their foreign keys on different tables.
My question is, does using table inheritance make sense for situations like this? The "base" table would sit empty, and would only be used to enforce the schema. Will changes to the "base" table propagate to tables that inherit from it? At this point the schemas are pretty stable, so that's not a huge concern.
Any thoughts or concerns that I haven't addressed? I'm still reading about table inheritance and the pros and cons, but any resources you have would be greatly appreciated.