Late Thursday Night
Thursday, September 15, 2005, 9:35 pm
Focus on one game at a time, one day at a time. Don’t panic. Better to be in our position than the team chasing, who needs help from other teams. We hold our own destiny. If we win games, we take care of ourselves. It does not matter what any other team does.
This from a good friend:
On 9/13/00, the New York Yankees held an eight game lead over Boston. They then proceeded to lose 13 of their next 16 games (being outscored 129-54 in the process) before finally clinching the division on the final Friday of the season. For good measure, they also lost on the final Saturday and Sunday, for a record of 3-15 over the final 2 1/2 weeks of the season.
Three series later they were World Champs. (I did not double check his info but do trust him.)
An Interesting Link
I have been holding out on you with this one. This website runs a simulation of 1 million games each night and gives you the percentages/chances for all teams in the race.
The great thing about baseball is that there is always another game tomorrow.