July 5, 2004
The "real" All-Stars were chosen today, and we're at the halfway point of the MLB season as most teams have played around 80 games. So, here's some shenanigans for you to enjoy...
The All-Star team was chosen using Yahoo rankings as of July 5, 2004. No, they're not perfect, but sue me.
|2B||M Young (tex)||37||Cameltoe|
|3B||S Rolen (stl)||5||Golem|
|SP||Big Unit (ari)||2||Cameltoe|
|SP||J Schmidt (sfo)||4||Homowner|
|RP||A Benitez (fla)||13||Storm|
|Reserves (players ranked in the top 20):
|1||Gotham City Golems||72-38-10||.642||-||2-7-1||9|
The first half has been a tale of two teams. The Golem have been mighty all year long... out to a commanding (though not insurmountable) 11 game lead on the field. The Jelly have been just as consistent a train wreck.
Assuming neither of these two primary stories changes in the second half, then two questions remain for "the pack". Who will get the 2nd place bye? And more importantly, who will get the 7th place lottery pick along with the Jelly? Yow!
The Bill Power Rankings at the halfway for pitching, hitting and overall:
The Cameltoe first place stats belie their second place status. We'll see if this trend continues in the second half.
The Jelly are only 8 bprs off the worst possible score, achieved only by being the worst in every category in the league. The Jelly are worst in 7 of our 10 categories, with his best showing as the 3rd-ranked SB team in the league. Geez.
cub win... yow, bill