Monday, June 24, 2013

The Best and Worst of Baseball to Date.

As I set here in the WMOA studio and listen to my favorite Play by Play guy, Tom Hamilton I've found a couple of points that Tom mentioned Intriguing. Intriguing enough in fact, for me to dig out this old blog, give it a face lift and stamp this out.

Which Division in baseball is more likely to boast a world series winner? The AL East or the NL Central?

Today, the 24th of June the Toronto Blue Jays entered play on an 11 game win streak, tying a club record. In the midst of that record the Jays have propelled themselves over .500 (Maybe for the first time this season, I'm not certain) and out of the basement of the AL East. What it also did was give every team in the AL East a winning record (This was what Hamilton mentioned that started this whole thing).

You have the Bo Sox at the top of course, and just six games separate them from the current cellar dwelling Rays. Now, at the time of this writing the Rays are beating the jays, and depending how that series goes, this whole over .500 thing could go out the window. But as we look through the rest of the baseball standings no other division in baseball is even close to be able to saying that.

The NL West is pretty close, the Dodgers are only 8.5 games out from Arizona, but they are 10 games under .500.

But then of course you Have the NL Central... The Cubbies and Brewers are 15 games back and 10+ under, However you have the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds at the top of that Division and also Sporting the THREE BEST RECORDS IN BASEBALL! Red Sox are at 45 - 33 and the Reds are 45 - 32 So their winning percentage is just a smidgen higher.

Far to soon to call a World series, especially with the Pirates and Reds track records of less than Stellar Second halves of baseball... But I can't wait to see what happens.

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