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Updated: August 29, 2003, 3:43 PM ETBy By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
Yesterday I questioned the integrity of a race in which the best team had a .530 winning percentage, referring to the National League Wildcard clusterfrolic currently in progress. That brought this response:
- Jim: I don't understand why everyone is harping on the
fact that none of these teams is going to get 90 wins.
I think much of that is due to the fact that they are
playing each other. While none of these teams are on
the same level with the Braves or the Yankees, they
are still solid teams. Don't we want all these teams
to have similar records? Don't we want all these teams
striving just to get to .580? This would reflect
parity, which is what the league should be striving
for. This has been and will be an exciting August and
September, due, much in part, to the tight race
between these teams.
I only wish the best team in the league was only
winning .580 of their
games. That would be a truly exciting season.
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