Originally written February 21, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Baseball is supposed to make sense.  It’s why we count stats, to objectively quantify positive and negative performances.  Of course we know there’s always some pesky team that comes along and spoils all the fun, the pageantry, the beauty of having the best teams on paper meet in a matchup for the ages.  For example, in 2013 the Los Angeles Angels and the Dodgers are supposed to meet in the first ever Freeway World Series between the Southern California rivals.  They’ve spent the money, they have the star power, heck they even have the red vs. blue theme.  But there are twenty-eight other teams in baseball that are aiming to disrupt that beautiful plan.  More specifically, there are a few teams that hardly anyone is expecting to knock off the Angels and the Dodgers, but also the Braves, Nats, Reds, Giants, Rangers, Tigers and Yankees.  These are 2012 Baltimore Orioles and Oakland A’s.  They’re the 2011 Virginia Commonwealth University Rams basketball team and the 1980 Men’s U.S. Oly...
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