Jun 15, 2006

baseball

you know, sometimes among the whole yanks/sox debate, you can lose sight of what's truly important:

The Mets today have quietly extended their winning streak to 7, and they didn't do it against scrubs, either. They first swept the NL West Leading Diamondbacks, and now have taken two in a row from their closest competitors in the NL east phillies. All of this on an away period that many analysts thought would knock them out of first place.

Philly is 8½ games out of first place. Atlanta is 12.

And, once again, the mets, at .641, have the best record in baseball. The next-closest team, The White Sox, are at .636. Chicago is at .616 - every other team in baseball is below .600.