Are the Yankees an underdog team?

Once upon a time I said the best World Series match up I could imagine would be the Houston Astros vs. the Chicago Cubs. This was before the Cubs ended their 108 year championship drought. It was when the Astros still lingered at the bottom of the AL West. These were two underdog teams, and…

Can’t Watch the World Series?

The pain is real. If you’re like me and can’t get enough baseball (even if your team is already out), you’ve been watching this postseason with rapt attention. The games have been thrilling, even when they seem to run super long. All bullpen management seems to have been thrown to the wind in favor if…

How to Care About the Postseason…

… When Your Team is Already Out. Welcome to Team Disappointment, Red Sox and Rangers fans. Getting swept a week into the postseason is rough. I’d argue it might be harder than not making the cut at all, because hopes are never higher than those few glorious days after the end of the regular season,…

90 Feet Guesses the Postseason Outcomes

Tis the season for wild speculation! In the grand tradition of the postseason, I’m making my picks for the outcome of each bracket. Toronto and San Francisco have already claimed their wild card wins, so here we go! ALDS Winners: Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians – Boston Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers –…

You Can’t Win Them All

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a baseball team will lose about 50% of its games in a given season. Staying above that .500 mark is what it takes to stay in contention. Winning 90 games out of 162 (~56%) is a great year. The Chicago Cubs had the best win percentage in baseball…