Weird Start To Season?

April 13, 2011 – 10:25 pm

What a bizarre start we’ve seen to this season.  Supposedly the Boston Red Sox were going to run away with the AL East without breaking a sweat, and yet here they are opening the season at 2-9.  And what’s really embarrassing about that is their only two wins came against the Yankees!  So you can imagine what that says about us.  And the team that was supposed to challenge Toronto for the cellar, the Orioles, are in first place with a 6-3 record.

Then in the Central you have Cleveland, who finished last year some 24 games below .500 and predicted not to do much better this year, leading that division with an 8-3 record, while the division favorite Detroit Tigers are in last place just like Boston is.

At least in the West you have the favored Rangers off to a good start and leading the division early — but how do you explain just how hot a start they did get off to?  After all, last year they pretty much snuck in to the playoffs with the worst record of any of the post-season teams, and during the regular season they actually had a losing record (39-42) against teams with a .500+ record.  Last year appeared to be a big time fluke for the Rangers, but maybe not.

Oh well, as they say, there are a lot of game left to be played!

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