I’m in the mood for baseball tonight. Do you know how long it’s been since a Canadian team won the World Series? Yep. 1993. Not only did the Toronto Blue Jays win in 1993, it was back to back championships because they also won in 1992.
Why am I talking about Toronto? They are .700 this season so far. Not to shabby, eh? I won’t go through my normal run down of who is where and my predictions. It’s far too soon for all that. But since I pointed out the best in MLB at the moment, let’s talk about the worst.
Washington Nationals. I hate expansion teams. I’ve said this a dozen or so times on this blog. I really do. I don’t hate the about Toronto Blue Jays era expansion teams, but just basically any team formed after I was born (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, etc…). The Nationals are .235 on the season. That means they are 4-13. I have a feeling it’s going to be a long season for them.
My SF Giants have improved in the last week and are almost above .500. They have plenty of time to get stronger.
But perhaps the best thing about this season is this: Pittsburg is .611 so far. They are 2nd in their division, back only 1.5 games on St. Louis. That means if the season ended today, they would at least be the NL Wildcard. They are tied for the 6th best team in baseball right now.
I told you this was their year. If they make the playoffs, you can bet your buttercups I’ll be sitting in PNC park watching them play.
.611 is respectable and makes me happy.
By the way, the last time the Pirates were in the playoffs was 1992.
This is their year.