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   1. Textbook Editor Posted: September 30, 2018 at 11:09 PM (#5756024)
I'll say here the thing that might have made me happiest this season is that they DIDN'T give up on Swihart. He played every position except CF, SS, and P, and while he's not a superstar, he turned a corner simply by being healthy and showing glimpses of the bat we thought he could be 2 years ago. Having another Brock Holt around is never a bad thing.

108 wins really is something else. 4 AL teams with 97+ wins is really crazy.
   2. TomH Posted: October 01, 2018 at 07:50 AM (#5756076)
most team wins in a season, Post-integration

116 01 Mariners
114 98 Yanks*
111 54 Indians
109 69 Orioles*
108 86 Mets
108 75 Reds
108 70 Orioles
108 18 Red Sox

* expansion year
the Orioles were a dynasty
   3. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: October 01, 2018 at 08:38 AM (#5756091)
Good call TE, even I was saying it was probably time to punt Swihart at one point.
   4. villageidiom Posted: October 01, 2018 at 08:52 AM (#5756096)
I liked how you did the math on the difference between 107 and 108, and provided the result. This isn't just some place for opinion and snark; we deliver a level of mathematical analysis you won't find anywhere else!

This was a great season. I look forward to the postseason tournament.
   5. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: October 01, 2018 at 08:57 AM (#5756099)
Sometimes Yankee fans check in at Sox Therapy and I wanted to help them with the math.
   6. villageidiom Posted: October 01, 2018 at 09:33 AM (#5756115)
Fair point. Their fans sure seem to need a lot of time to count to 27. They're constantly counting to 27. Some have been working on it for years. I mean, it's basic math. Hell, you don't even need to do the math; you can look it up.

Maybe they run out of fingers or something and don't know what to do. I think we should help them out. If each of us here lets them use one of our fingers they might be able to finish their counting. What do you say? Would you be willing to give a finger to a Yankees fan?
   7. TomH Posted: October 01, 2018 at 11:02 AM (#5756200)
Ringzzz since 2003: Sox 3, Yanks 1, and that was one of the worst WS winning performances ever. When your pitchers allow 11 home runs in 6 games, you are really fortunate to get a trophy.
   8. Textbook Editor Posted: October 01, 2018 at 12:03 PM (#5756270)
It still, STILL makes me sad that Pedro's career ended with that Game 6 WS performance in 2009. He deserved to go out with something better.
   9. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: October 02, 2018 at 01:32 PM (#5757413)
In the least surprising news ever both Friday (7:32PM) and Saturday (8:15PM) will be prime time affairs.
   10. Nasty Nate Posted: October 02, 2018 at 01:58 PM (#5757456)
I'll be there Friday! That's the start time I was hoping for.
   11. SandyRiver Posted: October 09, 2018 at 08:31 AM (#5762959)
Add the Mantle-Maris Yanks of expansion 1961, 109 wins.

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