With Friday the 13th not that far in the rear view, superstitious thoughts are on the mind. When aren’t superstitious thoughts on the mind when it comes to baseball?
Only two times during New York’s eleven pennant years since 1969 have the pinstripes possessed the best record in baseball on July 15th. In five of the eleven pennants seasons since 1969, the Yankees had the third best record in the Major Leagues. Maybe the Rangers and Dodgers recent fades are not exactly welcome by the Yankees (would the third best record be better than the top record?). Despite the frequently talked about issues regarding hitting with runners in scoring position, the Yankees have the fifth rated offense in all of baseball. They also have hit nine more homers than any other team (on a franchise record pace). Besides, the Yankees supposedly crippled pitching staff still possesses the fifth best ERA in the game. As everyone knows, pitching wins championships in the end. … Click here to read the rest