"If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The 2012 Major League Baseball season gets underway at the Tokyo Dome today. This is Year 3 in my bold proposal experiment. The basic concept is explained here. The basic idea is to mimic European soccer's promotion/relegation model, eliminating all pretense that more than a handful of teams have a legitimate shot at winning the World Series each year. Last year's final standings, which determine this year's division alignment, are presented here. Here are my divisions for the 2012 season:
As always, I will consider the experiment a failure should a Second Division team ever win the title in the real world.
Once again, I will be following my childhood team, the woeful Baltimore Orioles. The biggest off-season news for the Birds was the hiring of a new general manager, Dan Duquette - not their first choice. There have also been murmurings that owner Peter Angelos may be shopping the team. Expecting anything beyond incremental improvements would be expecting too much. Breaking their streak of 14 consecutive losing seasons would be great but I'd settle for an improvement over last year's win total of 69 games. I'm trying a different approach to my Orioles posts this year. Stay tuned.
Posted by The Armchair Squid at 1:16 AM
Labels: baseball, bold proposal, music
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Hmmm. I know absolutely nothing about baseball.ReplyDelete
I am with Michael on this one. I live in Indiana, we are all about the college basketball.ReplyDelete
I love basketball, too, but I don't blog about it anymore. My Wife's a Hoosier. What town are you from, Jeremy?Delete
Terre Haute. Where is your wife from?Delete
Michigan City. She went to IU for undergrad.Delete
Cool! My dad went to college there.Delete
And once again I will be watching my Cubs struggle to climb out of the cellar or slip into the playoffs and blow it.ReplyDelete
Diane, now that they've hired Epstein, they're on their way. Maybe not this year but soon, the curse will be lifted.Delete