Sunday Roundup - She said I'm fine, I'm okay

Sunday, October 24 2004 @ 10:13 AM EDT

Contributed by: Pistol

Cover up your trembling hands
There's indecision when you
Know you ain't got nothing left
When the good times never stay
And the cheap thrills always seem to fade away

* Twelve years ago today the Jays won their first championship. Mike Timlin got the save and Pat Borders was the MVP. Twelve years later both players were playing in the playoffs.

* If you assume that every team has an equal chance at winning the World Series each team has a 1 in 30 chance. The Jays have 2 in 28 seasons, so they are well above average in that regard.

* Oakland, Toronto, and Boston are usually the teams mentioned as 'sabermetric' teams. For some reason the Cardinals have flown under the radar in this regard. This past year they hired fantasy baseball guru Ron Shandler, and a committee of other statistical analysts. In the draft the Cardinals were the team that drafted the highest percentage of college players (by a wide margin).

Has anyone see any articles about two sabermetric teams meeting in the World Series?

* The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead over the Cardinals with a 11-9 victory last night. Game two is tonight as Curt Schilling will face Matt Morris.