The Baseball Desert

Monday, September 15, 2003

Old as the hills

With only two weeks of the regular season left, fans and players alike are caught up in their favourite late-September activity - scoreboard-watching, but above and beyond the results of games and the ensuing debate as to who's going to make it and who isn't, there's the age-old debate about WHY certain teams will make it and other won't.'s Mike Bauman has a good article on the Red Sox / White Sox series that took place over the weekend which touches on a topic which has fascinated baseball fans for decades: will great pitching always beat great hitting? Bauman says that the Red Sox, despite being a team of sluggers who have broken countless club offensive records this season, will still make it to the postseason ahead of Seattle. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that he's right...