The Baseball Desert

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Ruffling their feathers

I've finally worked out what the problem is with the Red Sox. In a word: birds. More specifically: Blue Jays, Orioles and Cardinals.

The Sox are 25-25 against non-avian teams, and 6-12 against the abovementioned three. The good news is that they face feathered foes only three times between now and the end of August (July 1-3, Toronto), so if they can beat up all other types of wildlife (Devil Rays, Tigers, Cubs) between now and then we should see some improvement in the standings.