Five hundred. Fiiiiive hundred.
34-34. Yeah, the offense is bad, and the pitching’s shaky and Bedard’s injured and our middle infield is hoooorrible. And yeah, there’s some luck here too. But folks —
Last year they’d lost 34 before May was out and didn’t win 34 until July.
It’s been a long, horrible year since they were legitimately .500 (this day in 07 they were 36-32), and as a bonus to seeing the team’s return to respectability, we’re seeing the foundations of a team that can win sustainably, too.
We don’t know what’ll happen next, if they’ll sell, or buy and sell, or how the season will go… but to see them claw their way back up after that May collapse makes me happy.