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Boy, the NL sure stinks this year.
« on: August 19, 2006, 10:14:06 am »
That's all.
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Re: Boy, the NL sure stinks this year.
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2006, 11:11:12 am »
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That's all.




Does it stink, or is there just a lot of parity? Everybody seems to assume the teams all suck. It could be that the teams are just evenly matched. Or a combination of both.

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Re: Boy, the NL sure stinks this year.
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2006, 12:47:17 pm »
2 weak thoughts point to stinkitude:  The interleague schedule (relatively small sample size) and the obvious fact that the Astros (and a bunch of other teams)are only a few games off the WC and we *know* how poorly the Astros have been playing for a long time.
Another trenchant comment by a jealous lesser intellect.

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Re: Boy, the NL sure stinks this year.
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2006, 11:07:37 pm »
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2 weak thoughts point to stinkitude:  The interleague schedule (relatively small sample size) and the obvious fact that the Astros (and a bunch of other teams)are only a few games off the WC and we *know* how poorly the Astros have been playing for a long time.




However poorly the Astros have played, it's still the case that parity would produce a lot of mediocre records. The interleague results are another matter, but as you point out, they constitute just a fraction of the schedule.

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Re: Boy, the NL sure stinks this year.
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006, 04:37:01 pm »
There is parity.  Every team is equally bad.

The Mets appear to be the best team in the league -- and Glavine may be done for the season and Pedro is on the DL.
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Re: Boy, the NL sure stinks this year.
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006, 05:51:57 pm »
so howcome the al is able to build the superior teams?
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Re: Boy, the NL sure stinks this year.
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2006, 05:55:58 pm »
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so howcome the al is able to build the superior teams?




They can have guys who don't play defense.
DS Andy Wainwright: You do know there are more guns in the country than there are in the city.
DS Andy Cartwright: Everyone and their mums is packin' round here!
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DS Andy Wainwright: Farmers.
Nicholas Angel: Who else?
DS Andy Cartwright: Farmers' mums.

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2006, 06:19:46 pm »
good answer.. is there any way to level the playing field. i dont see or want the nl(not that it matters what i want) ever getting the dh
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