Monday, April 10, 2006

Very timely advice from Baseball Prospectus...


...everyone, calm the hell down. We’ve watched about 4% of the season, and if the events of the last week had happened in the middle of June, no one would be wasting electrons on the greatness of the Brewers and Tigers just because they’d put together five-game winning streaks against weak competition. We’d have perspective, and in the first week of the season, no matter how many times we go through this exercise, perspective is perpetually lost.

Wise words. Let us heed them. Read the whole thing (subscription req'd).

((By the way, the reason I don't post the entire article is because I don't believe in stealing from other writers. If they want to charge for their content, well, that's all right with me. I don't feel upset in quoting them, as that might send some business their way. But I won't just paste an entire article. Nobody's been asking, but just in case you're wondering.))


At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Tom G said...

Coincidentally, I was thinking the same thing when I hear all the Brewers talk...The Phils have some time to get it together.

At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Nat said...

I think the problem for Phillies fans is that we have seen this before in the very recent past and we know where it leads. Of course, it may not lead there again, but it's just hard to believe. It will take some kind of extreme break from the pattern to effect an optorectomy on Phillie fandom.

(An optorectomy, in case you were wondering, is a surgical procedure in which the nerve running from the eyeball to the rectum is severed. This is performed to cure a person's shitty outlook.)


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