Tough schedule

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    Tough schedule

    How tough?  Kind of like what Norm from Cheers said when entering the bar on one show:  "it's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing milk-bone underwear."

    The Sox have played or will play 108 games against legitimate contenders--roughly defined as anyone with a .500 or better record--this year, leaving 54 against lesser teams, some of whom, like the Giants, think they still have a shot. 

    The tough schedule is probably matched by one or more other teams because the simple fact is that MLB, except in the NL East and NL Central, has incredible balance this year, nowhere more apparent than in the AL East where the Sox play a huge chunk of their games and where everyone is at least average and definitely in the hunt--even Toronto. 

     
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    Re: Tough schedule

    In response to maxbialystock's comment:

    How tough?  Kind of like what Norm from Cheers said when entering the bar on one show:  "it's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing milk-bone underwear."

    The Sox have played or will play 108 games against legitimate contenders--roughly defined as anyone with a .500 or better record--this year, leaving 54 against lesser teams, some of whom, like the Giants, think they still have a shot. 

    The tough schedule is probably matched by one or more other teams because the simple fact is that MLB, except in the NL East and NL Central, has incredible balance this year, nowhere more apparent than in the AL East where the Sox play a huge chunk of their games and where everyone is at least average and definitely in the hunt--even Toronto. 



    So that would mean the Rays, Yanks, Jays and O's are doing the same thing right?

     
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    Re: Tough schedule

    Jim, 

    I didn't check but would think their schedules--the other four in the AL East-- are similarly tough.  AL West teams get something of a break playing Houston so much.   And the AL Central isn't that strong so far with just Detroit and Cleveland at .500 or above. 

    For AL East teams, they get a break or not depending on who they play in the NL.  Not playing St Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnatti, or Atlanta is getting a break because right now all four of those are playing well. 

     
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    Re: Tough schedule

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    How tough?  Kind of like what Norm from Cheers said when entering the bar on one show:  "it's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing milk-bone underwear."

    The Sox have played or will play 108 games against legitimate contenders--roughly defined as anyone with a .500 or better record--this year, leaving 54 against lesser teams, some of whom, like the Giants, think they still have a shot. 

    The tough schedule is probably matched by one or more other teams because the simple fact is that MLB, except in the NL East and NL Central, has incredible balance this year, nowhere more apparent than in the AL East where the Sox play a huge chunk of their games and where everyone is at least average and definitely in the hunt--even Toronto. 

     



    So that would mean the Rays, Yanks, Jays and O's are doing the same thing right?

     

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    Yes, but that's not much help if it comes to wild card contenders from the Central or West divisions.

     
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