BASEBALL/ Politics and Baseball

The New Republic has a silly effort to compare the Mets to the Democrats. Much as I do both baseball and politics on this site, I try not to mix the two, and I have mocked similar efforts in the past.
That said, if we are just having fun with the numbers, it’s time to update one of my favorite factoids: The Hated Yankees haven’t won a World Series with a Republican in the White House since 1958. In fact, the Yankees won their first pennant in 1921, and since then:
Democratic Administrations: 40 seasons, 19-3 in the World Series
Republican Administrations: 45 seasons, 7-10 in the World Series
(If you are wondering, just for comparison, the Mets have won 4 division titles, 3 pennants and 2 World Championships with a Republican in the White House, compared to 1 pennant and 2 Wild Cards under Democratic presidents; they’ve also had 9 last place finishes during Democratic administrations compared to 4 under Republicans).

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  1. Silly piece in TNR, but interesting as yet another example of Democrats absolutely DREADING the capture or killing of Osama bin Laden. I’m trying to come up with an explanation besides treason, but can’t think of anything.

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