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RockyMtnSoxFan
06-24-2005, 01:48 PM
I was surprised and pleased to read this on ESPN's "Forward Thinking":

The White Sox lead in the AL Central reached 10 games on Wednesday. Since 1900, 26 teams have amassed 10-game leads sometime in June and all 26 went on to win their league or division race.

Of course, that doesn't guarantee us a playoff spot, but it's just more evidence (to the rest of the world) that the Sox are for real.

ma_deuce
06-24-2005, 02:03 PM
I was surprised and pleased to read this on ESPN's "Forward Thinking"

ESPN and "forward thinking" should not be in the same sentence.

Deuce

Fenway
06-24-2005, 02:21 PM
I was surprised and pleased to read this on ESPN's "Forward Thinking":



Of course, that doesn't guarantee us a playoff spot, but it's just more evidence (to the rest of the world) that the Sox are for real.

Of course there was a team that blew a 10 game lead in July


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VenturaFan23
06-24-2005, 02:49 PM
Of course there was a team that blew a 10 game lead in July


http://images.art.com/images/products/large/10097000/10097888.jpg

good call. how could boston forget bucky f**kin' dent! :D:

Lip Man 1
06-24-2005, 06:23 PM
There was a team that blew a 14 game lead in August! TWO as a matter of fact!

51 - Dodgers
95 - Angels

Lip

Fredsox
06-24-2005, 06:48 PM
My understanding of this statistic is that every team that has had a 10-game lead at some point in the month of June has gone on to win their division or finish first in the league (pre-divisional play). Certainly teams have had 10-game leads and not won the championship, but they didn't have the lead in June.

It's one of those fun but irrelevant stats that people like to play with. It, of course, means nothing from a predictive perspective, but it is a nice indicator of how well they are playing.

ShoelessJoeS
06-24-2005, 06:52 PM
There was a team that blew a 14 game lead in August! TWO as a matter of fact!

51 - Dodgers
95 - Angels

Lip

at this rate, our lead will be 20 games by then :D: