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(ESPN)   The Chicago White Sox are currently the hottest team in baseball. Book it. Done   (espn.go.com) divider line 72
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2010-06-21 04:42:08 PM
WinoRhino: How team shave performed over the past month (May 22 - Today):

Rangers: 16-10, current 8 game streak
White Sox: 17-10, current 6 game streak
Braves: 17-10, current 5 game streak
Mets: 19-7, current 2 game losing streak (after 8 straight wins)
Yankees: 20-8, current 2 game streak
Red Sox: 21-7, current 6 game streak

Wrong Sox, folks.


It's funny... the further you go back on the calendar, the better the Braves' record becomes compared to the Red Sox. It's almost like you stopped at May 22 on purpose to make the Red Sox's record look better.
 
2010-06-21 05:19:15 PM
The_Great_Hambino: WinoRhino: How team shave performed over the past month (May 22 - Today):

Rangers: 16-10, current 8 game streak
White Sox: 17-10, current 6 game streak
Braves: 17-10, current 5 game streak
Mets: 19-7, current 2 game losing streak (after 8 straight wins)
Yankees: 20-8, current 2 game streak
Red Sox: 21-7, current 6 game streak

Wrong Sox, folks.

It's funny... the further you go back on the calendar, the better the Braves' record becomes compared to the Red Sox. It's almost like you stopped at May 22 on purpose to make the Red Sox's record look better.


Or... because May 22 was 30 days ago... and a good rough definition of a month is 30 days....

I think you actually might be retarded.
 
2010-06-21 05:21:11 PM
Uh, subby? The Tigers have won 8 of 9. The White Sox aren't even the hottest team in their division.
 
2010-06-21 05:27:37 PM
IslanderInExile: Wrong color Sox, Subby. Red ones are winningest in baseball since April 18th. Haven't lost a series in a month and a half.

Red Sox lost their series in Detroit. That was a month ago.
 
2010-06-21 05:29:26 PM
Di Atribe: Lt. Cheese Weasel: epyonyx: What about the Rangers who have won 8 straight?

8 strt. On the road and 15-4 over the last 19 games.

SHHHHHHHH don't tell anyone we're sitting at 4th in the AL


I see what you did there. But I can't help it. They're 3.5 in 1st place. And it's almost July, with all but 3 games at home, for the whole month. IF this pitching staff holds up, we get Nellie back and slugging again....man, there is no one you can pitch around. I would like to see Derek Holland throw a couple of decent outings when he gets back because praying for Colby Lewis, Tommy Hunter, CJ and 3 days of rain won't git er done. Frankie has been great as the set up and Neftali is just freaking amazing. Leads the league in saves with 19.

This other kid Oragando (sp?) throws Nolan Ryan heat but is very unseasoned. Props to Darren Oliver also. The old man just keeps pumping out strikes. July will tell all. I've seen this movie before but never have they had such a favorable schedule for a whole month against a whole ton of lessers. It's nice to have baseball in this town to talk about. Too many seasons have I swooned by May with this club, near death, before Cows training camp saved me from slitting my throat.
 
2010-06-21 05:40:27 PM
The_Great_Hambino: It's funny... the further you go back on the calendar, the better the Braves' record becomes compared to the Red Sox. It's almost like you stopped at May 22 on purpose to make the Red Sox's record look better.

Fascinating. Let's try it. I just took a look back to the first day of the season. If you count since then (you know, the team's current record) the Red Sox are 42-28, and the Braves are 41-28.

/That's one more, then, isn't it?
 
2010-06-21 06:26:35 PM
They're 9-1 over their last 10, and no one else in baseball is.

Of course, no one else in baseball to the Cubs, Pirates, and Nationals all in a row.

I'll wait until the White Sox play some real teams.
 
2010-06-21 06:34:59 PM
FishingWithFredo: Uh, subby? The Tigers have won 8 of 9. The White Sox aren't even the hottest team in their division.

The Sox have won 8 of 9 and 10 of 12... and that includes a series victory over the Tigers. So yes, the Sox are in fact the hottest team in their division.
 
2010-06-21 06:50:27 PM
downstairs: They're 9-1 over their last 10, and no one else in baseball is.

Of course, no one else in baseball to the Cubs, Pirates, and Nationals all in a row.

I'll wait until the White Sox play some real teams.


Cue the Price is Right horns.

The Texas Rangers are 9-1 over their last 10. Get this, they're actually 11-1 over the last 12.
 
2010-06-21 07:22:39 PM
Dr.Knockboots: You're playing .500 ball, and the #1 team in your division would be the 5th best in the AL East.
But you know.. enjoy it while you can, I really don't have anything bad to say about the White Sox. Have fun out there, you kids. *gives your hair a tussle*


You think the Twins are worse then the Orioles?
 
2010-06-21 08:26:41 PM
WinoRhino: The_Great_Hambino: It's funny... the further you go back on the calendar, the better the Braves' record becomes compared to the Red Sox. It's almost like you stopped at May 22 on purpose to make the Red Sox's record look better.

Fascinating. Let's try it. I just took a look back to the first day of the season. If you count since then (you know, the team's current record) the Red Sox are 42-28, and the Braves are 41-28.

/That's one more, then, isn't it?


And the only thing that means is the Braves have had one more day off than the Red Sox, therefore making your argument invalid.
 
2010-06-21 08:33:25 PM
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Would like to have a word.
 
2010-06-21 08:40:57 PM
WinoRhino: The_Great_Hambino: It's funny... the further you go back on the calendar, the better the Braves' record becomes compared to the Red Sox. It's almost like you stopped at May 22 on purpose to make the Red Sox's record look better.

Fascinating. Let's try it. I just took a look back to the first day of the season. If you count since then (you know, the team's current record) the Red Sox are 42-28, and the Braves are 41-28.

/That's one more, then, isn't it?


Admittedly, math isn't my thing. But isn't 41-28/42-28 better than 17-10/21-7?

It is? Well, then. Thanks for confirming my statement.

The butthurt is apparently running wild in Red Sox Nation.
 
2010-06-21 08:59:34 PM
cfreak: Would like to have a word.

This.

The White Sox are the hottest because they are tied with the 2nd longest winning streak right now?

Huh.
 
2010-06-21 09:34:56 PM
Minarets: cfreak: Would like to have a word.

This.

The White Sox are the hottest because they are tied with the 2nd longest winning streak right now?

Huh.


YOU GUYYYYS ssssssssssssssssssh..... you'll let our secret out!


/gorangers!
 
2010-06-21 09:39:06 PM
Huge Sox fan. Headline made me chuckle. It's nice to have a little streak post Stanley Cup to perk us up and get us back into it a bit but this is a second place in the division team at best.
 
2010-06-21 10:56:58 PM
Di Atribe: Minarets: cfreak: Would like to have a word.

This.

The White Sox are the hottest because they are tied with the 2nd longest winning streak right now?

Huh.

YOU GUYYYYS ssssssssssssssssssh..... you'll let our secret out!


/gorangers!


LOL. Well I'm enjoying it while I can since I'll be crying in September as I usually am.
 
2010-06-21 11:14:15 PM
Vanakatherock: And the only thing that means is the Braves have had one more day off than the Red Sox, therefore making your argument invalid.

Look, you're missing the point. He said the further you go back the "hotter" the Braves are. I was pointing out we should just go by team record then. But we're not looking at consistency, we're looking at which team is currently "hotter." In the last 30 days the Sox have a better record than anyone in baseball. They're the hottest team. Overall, the Braves are doing awesome. They've had some great hot streaks.

The_Great_Hambino: Admittedly, math isn't my thing. But isn't 41-28/42-28 better than 17-10/21-7?
It is? Well, then. Thanks for confirming my statement.
The butthurt is apparently running wild in Red Sox Nation.


Are you suggesting that since the Braves have a worse record over the last 30 days than the Red Sox, yet have a season record that is almost identical that this makes them "hotter?" Because that's not how it works. See above. They've had hot streaks this season, no doubt. But the Red Sox have the best record over the last 30 days, making them the hottest team over that stretch.

And Butthurt? There's no butthurt. I don't understand why you'd say that as the Red Sox have a great record and are doing well. They're one game out of first behind the team with the best record in the toughest division in baseball and I'm going to be upset? Jesus. It might even be a half game; A.J. Burnett is getting lit up in Arizona as I type this.
 
2010-06-22 12:35:53 AM
All this Rangers love is making me kinda misty...
/sniff...
I LOVE THE RANGERS!


(I hope it doesn't happen, but I'm still kinda waiting for Lucy to pull away the football.)
 
2010-06-22 12:56:51 AM
anyland: IslanderInExile: Wrong color Sox, Subby. Red ones are winningest in baseball since April 18th. Haven't lost a series in a month and a half.

Red Sox lost their series in Detroit. That was a month ago.


You are correct, sir. Every series since then, though. And with Shakey Wakey every fifth day.
 
2010-06-22 08:41:39 AM
The Braves have gone out of their way to keep the National League competitive this year. After 14 straight division titles, they realize that they might cause considerable animosity from opponent fans. To keep things competitive, they took 9 days in a row off early in the season, until Bud Selig told them to knock it off. They have since had to resort to more subtle means to keep from running away with the division lead, such as pitching Kawakami every 5th day and starting Nate "Cancer Bat" McClouth in the outfield. McClouth was ordered to "take out" rookie sensation Jason Heyward, but somehow managed to give himself a concussion.

What's really scary is if you look at the Sabremetric "tough losses" (where starting pitcher pitches much better than the opposition but loses due to circumstances beyond his control). Kawakami has 3 tough losses, Derek Lowe has 2 and Tim Hudson has 1. That's six tough losses already and we're not even at the Allstar break.
 
2010-06-22 11:19:14 PM
RobDownSouth: The Braves have gone out of their way to keep the National League competitive this year. After 14 straight division titles, they realize that they might cause considerable animosity from opponent fans. To keep things competitive, they took 9 days in a row off early in the season, until Bud Selig told them to knock it off. They have since had to resort to more subtle means to keep from running away with the division lead, such as pitching Kawakami every 5th day and starting Nate "Cancer Bat" McClouth in the outfield. McClouth was ordered to "take out" rookie sensation Jason Heyward, but somehow managed to give himself a concussion.

What's really scary is if you look at the Sabremetric "tough losses" (where starting pitcher pitches much better than the opposition but loses due to circumstances beyond his control). Kawakami has 3 tough losses, Derek Lowe has 2 and Tim Hudson has 1. That's six tough losses already and we're not even at the Allstar break.

lost 6-9 to the White Sox this evening.


FTFY
 
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