|July 1, 2003
This is why I love graphs. Don't the Dodgers and Cardinals look like some ostracized kids at a party? I mean, do they have cooties or something? Truth is, the Dodgers' pitching and fielding are so good, and their offense so bad, that they deserve their own special place on the graph. The Cardinals' offense is staggeringly good at the other extreme, though their defense leaves something to be desired.
Truth is, there is not a .600 ballclub in the bunch. The Phillies look as though they may be about to break out onto the top, though Mr. Pythagoras is still smiling upon the Braves. Don't be surprised to see things go the Phillies' way soon.