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Oct 11

Random thoughts on baseball

This was originally posted on May 3, 2006 over on my MySpace blog.

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Here’s my random thoughts on the Major Leagues as of the afternoon of May 3. I will write more thoughts later, when I’ve got the time.

Not a surprise: Albert Pujols leads the Majors in RBIs, with 32. In fact, Pujols is in the top 5 in a ton of categories, including (but not limited to) on base percentage, runs scored, homeruns, total bases, walks, and slugging percentage. None of these things surprises me at all.
A couple of surprises in the AL Central: Detroit is still on fire, just a half a game behind the Sox. What’s almost as surprising is the way Minnesota has been playing, as they’re a full 8 games back from the 1st-place White Sox.
Random stats: Three NL teams and one AL team have yet to crack double digits in numbers of wins.
Upcoming milestone: Elmer Dessens of the Royals needs just 6.2 IP to reach 1000. I say, they may as well just pitch him in whatever situation, because the team is statisically not likely to be in any kind of position to ever win again. :(
P.S. The Royals lost again tonight. GRRRRRRRRRR.
P.P.S. They are also using their 3rd-string center fielder, as BOTH David DeJesus and the refreshingly impressive Shane Costa are on the 15-day DL with left hamstring strains :'(

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