Originally Posted by kittle42
And, again, if the Sox were forecasted at like 50+%, people would be praising the prognostication.
Not one person in this thread (or any other thread, for that matter) has taken issue with the idea that the Sox have less chance to make the playoffs than Detroit or that the Sox are not likely to even make the playoffs. It is not inconsistent with that notion, however, to ridicule the idea that CLE or SEA have a better chance of making the playoffs than the Sox. This is keeping in mind that the consensus on WSI has consistently done a much better job of guessing how the Sox will perform in any given upcoming season than BP has, which is really the focal point of the criticism.
"I have the ultimate respect for White Sox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Red Sox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country." Jim Caple, ESPN (January 12, 2011)
"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the (bleeding) obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." — George Orwell