Woo hoo! Home-field advantage in the World Series!
David Andriesen puts out a good column in the P-I today. He quotes support-neutral Won/Loss records, uses the increase in extra base hits to show reduced outfield defense, and talks about the return on investment that other teams are getting from Vlad Guerrero, Ivan Rodriguez, and Migeul Tejada, compared to the Mariners offseason signings.
For as frustrating as this season as been, we can take solace in the fact that the blogosphere has become a moderately respected resource for the classical journalists. We’re making inroads, and honestly I’m surprised at how well the “seamhead” opinions are being received in the media. That’s a pretty nice silver lining in this dark cloud.
Things I’d Like to See the M’s Do in the Second Half: