Monday, June 26, 2006

The Benchmark

By any measure, the New York Mets are having a superb season. The sit atop the NL East, 11.5 games ahead of the second place Phillies, and have controlled the division from Opening Day. Even their Tradesports contract for winning the division has gone from about 50 before the season to around 95 today, meaning the Mets likely have a 95% chance of winning the division.

But there is one measure that us Nats fan can take some pride in.

If the Mets split with the Red Sox and Yankees this week -- no small feat -- they will be 50-31, the same first-half record as our beloved nine in 2005.


At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does it say about me (or the Nationals) that I read that and my strongest reaction is "gosh, the second half collapse really was horrific, wasn't it".

At 1:57 PM, Blogger Sam said...

That's very strange -- I put that comment in as me. Sam


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