Hey, y’all. It’s that time again. LET’S DISSECT SOME SHITTY BASEBALLING!
Before we start, I’d suggest that you loop this and listen to it whilst reading because … ugh.
Ed. Note: MORE LIKE LOST ANGELES, AMIRITE? Poor Riley.
The Week That Was
WHAT : 3-4
THE HELL? : 2-4
If you are a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels, or Los Angeles Dodgers, holding onto belief that your team still has time to make an impact in the playoff races, you don’t care much for projection systems and playoff odds. Cold arithmetic isn’t going to heal your wounded heart, nor will it temper your excitement should your chosen franchise string together a few wins, infusing said heart with valuable hope.
If you aren’t a fan of one of those teams, you can look at Fangraphs new projected standings/depth charts feature and laugh until your sides hurt. Because, according to “the numbers”, it’s all over but the crying.
The Week That Was
Southern California’s Burgeoning Pissing Contest: The Leader In The Clubhouse
Nobody? Successful small market teams like the A’s, Rays and Braves? Entropy?
God, this is depressing.
I’m instituting a bit of a change in protocol here, as I feel that it might be wiser to look at what the two teams have done since we last spoke, rather than posting the overall records that I’ve been redundantly typing into the “AL & NL West Standing Update” section below. Like I said when we started this epic journey, we’ll hone this thing as we go.
We have a $142.1MM payroll and whoa, hey … this isn’t what we paid for: 2-5
Third Week Record That’s Not Exactly How They Drew It Up: 7-11
Third Week Record That’s Also Not Exactly How They Drew It Up: 8-10
2013 Record That Caused The
Interminably Frustrating Glorious Rebirth of Scioscialism*: 4-9
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