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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 13

It’s almost time for the All Star Game, and plenty of races are still tight. Boston has dropped some ground to the Yankees, and the Indians, Cardinals and Angels are all interjecting themselves back into their divisions in real dogfights. The Wildcard spots are locked up fairly securely considering how other races are going, and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

Only one new team has fought into the race in the last week, but a huge amount has still changed, including two new division leaders and a new AL leader (nearly MLB leader). Cleveland’s once mighty lead is now down to percentage points. The Yankees still can’t figure out Boston. St. Louis and Arizona are […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

After nine weeks, the Indians are finally slipping out of the AL lead; even their once impregnable AL Central lead is slipping fast. Ditto for the Marlins and the NL Wildcard. Yes, a lot has changed in the last week. That includes two new teams in the playoff picture for the NL from last week. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

After another week, there’s plenty to discuss. The best record in MLB has switched hands again, and there are two new division leaders. Except for the Indians, no one is leading their division by more than 2.5 games. Six teams have gotten to 30 wins, and three of them are in the NL East, which […]

Crawford Goes 4-4, Red Sox Pile Up 14 Runs To Beat Tribe

When the Red Sox rolled into Cleveland, they were up against the best team in the major leagues. The Indians sported a surprising 29-15 record were nearly unbeatable at home (18-4). They also swept an early-season series from the Red Sox while Boston sputtered to a 2-10 start. By the time the Red Sox left […]

Varitek Beats Indians with his Arm AND his Bat

Jason Varitek had gone 116 at-bats without a home run before Tuesday night’s game in Cleveland, a stretch that spanned nearly an entire calendar year. He was due. Varitek’s two-run home run in the seventh proved the difference-maker, and the Boston Red Sox got another sterling performance from Josh Beckett, beating the Indians, 4-2. Combined […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7

Another week gone, and the Rays have finally faltered out of the division lead. For a brief moment, the Red Sox actually led the division, but then they collapsed against the Cubs. Cleveland’s still in firm command of the AL, while Philadelphia maintains a delicate lead in the NL. The Giants have built a comfortable […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6

It’s about time Boston made it to .500. And it only took 40 games. Plenty has changed in the past week, including three new division leaders. The Yankees are in real danger of falling even further out of the race, and Adrian Gonzalez has Boston just two games out of the Wildcard hunt. The defending […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

Almost 20% of the season is done already, and the Red Sox still have never been to .500. The Pirates have for the first time since Blackbeard roamed the waters, so it’s embarrassing. Yet somehow, they’re only 4.0 games out of both the division and the Wildcard race. Cleveland is still somehow good, and is […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 4

It’s been four weeks, and Boston is still in the division’s cellar, and who would’ve thought the Twins would be MLB’s worst team? After that start, the Rays are back in the conversation for the Wildcard team. The Rangers are starting to slip from their powerful start, and Brandon League has the Mariners just 3.5 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

After another week, the standings show little to no signs of stabilizing. Philadelphia is back on top, Detroit and Tampa are making challenges, and here come the Red Sox, among others. Taking down the Reds helped Pujols and the Cardinals take over the division, but Corey Hart is about to return, and the Brewers are […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

After Week 2, plenty has been shaken up. The Rangers, while still deadly, have fallen out of favor. The Red Sox are on a winning streak, but Carl Crawford is still absolutely useless. The Rockies did quite well for themselves, rocketing up the standings. The Orioles are 6-8 after starting 6-1, and the Angels have […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

Baseball is finally here, though it’s not going in the manner for which Red Sox fans would have hoped. As can be the case early in the seasons, the standings look like bizarro divisions, with good teams doing terribly and terrible teams doing good. That’s led to some very interesting match-ups. Right now, the Rangers […]

Red Sox Still On Track For 0-162 After Loss to Indians

The Red Sox just love finding new ways to lose. They’ve lost on terrible pitching and terrible hitting, and now in a 1-0 loss to the Indians, you can throw terrible base running and terrible umpiring into the mix. Both pitching staffs did quite well in the game, especially the starters, so scoring chances were […]

Red Sox Fall to 0-5 After 8-4 Loss To Tribe

In the fifth installment of a classic adventure series, we once again rejoin “our hero” in yet another perilous situation. Be it hanging precariously over a pit of lava or strapped to a table beneath a laser while the villain laughs maniacally during his monologue, we sympathize with and are shocked by, his plight. And […]