Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
April 21, 2003
BASEBALL: The Red Carpet

This isn't exactly news, but you can't possibly evaluate the Royals' 14-3 start without recognizing that (1) they have yet to play a game outside the pitiful AL Central and (2) they haven't even faced the defending division champs.

Of course, if the Royals play .824 ball against the Tigers, Indians and White Sox all year, they'll do well. (I still think the White Sox are a pretty good team). But combining the small sample size with an extremely unbalanced schedule is a good way to get a record that's totally detatched from reality. Especially when your offense is premised on Brent Mayne and Joe Randa hitting like Foxx and Simmons.

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