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August 31, 2006

Another Reason To Root For A Boston Loss Today

From ESPN.com -

The Red Sox's 7-2 loss in Oakland on Wednesday was their 21st during August (8-21). That tied the all-time record for losses in a month by a team that started the month in first place. Boston held a one-game lead over the Yankees at the end of July. Five other teams share the record: the 1971 Cardinals (8-21 in June), 1951 White Sox (11-21 in July), 1929 Boston Braves (8-21 in May), 1919 Yankees (13-21 in July), and 1908 New York Highlanders (7-21 in June).

So, if Boston loses today, they will have the worst August, of all-time, for any team who started the month of August in first place.

It's so true: He who chokes last, chokes best.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at August 31, 2006 11:13 AM


Move them to the Philippines and call them the Manila Folders :D

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 31, 2006 10:35 PM