Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
October 8, 2002
BASEBALL: Pythagoras' Revenge

Well, here we are with the first round down, leaving sidelined the defending champs as well as what most of us thought were the three best teams in baseball. For what it's worth, Pythagoras (i.e., the ratio of runs scored to runs allowed) projects the top five teams in baseball as (1) Anaheim; (2) Boston (insert wailing and gnashing of teeth here); (3) the Yankees; (4) San Francisco; and (5) Atlanta. So maybe Anaheim and San Francisco should not have surprised us so much.

It occurs to me that the Angels and the Cardinals are in many ways similar teams. Neither has a signature superstar; both have ace pitchers who haven't quite made the jump to the elite level; both have deep bullpens. Both have players who switch from catching to utility duty (Wooten, Marrero).

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