Sunday, July 11, 2010

Halfway… er, Home!

At the designated mid-point of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, we find the New York Yankees atop the American League Eastern Division with a record of 56-32 – the best record in Major League Baseball, by the way!

The Tampa Bay Rays are second at 54-34 – 2.0 games back. And arch rival the Boston Red Sox are 51-37 – 5.0 games out.

On the other side of town, the Atlanta Braves lead the National League Eastern Division with a record of 52-36. The New York Mets are second at 48-40 (4.0 games back) and the Philadelphia Phillies are on their heels in third, at 47-40 (4.5 games out).

Not a bad place to be, if you’re a New Yorker like me!

Let’s get the Home Run Derby, All Star Game and the awarding of World Series Home Field Advantage out of the way, and jump into the second half! …Who needs LeBron James!

New York Yankees.56-32
Tampa Bay Rays...54-34 2.0
Boston Red Sox...51-37 5.0

Atlanta Braves.....52-36
New York Mets......48-40 4.0
Philadelphia Phils.47-40 4.5


Art Bowman said...

Hey Joe,
I've been following your blog for a few months and your reader mail, to Disney Comics, for about 23 years. Finally, you strike on another love of mine, baseball. I am a Rays fan, living in beautiful St. Petersburg, but I love ALL baseball. I can't WAIT to see how this season plays out. It will definitely be a nail-biter. Sad to say, I was a Sox fan until we got a team, as my dad is from New England. Now, I can't stand the Sox or the Yanks, but not really. I LOVE our division. It will always be the toughest division in baseball. Good luck to you. The Yankees are a fantastic team, with a bunch of great players. I always liked the Mets too. My only regret is that Doc Gooden never realized his potential. He could've been such a GREAT pitcher. Quacks at you. ART

Joe Torcivia said...


Thank you for visiting! Really enjoyed your comments!

Yes, this is one great division! It’s a shame that, arguably, the best three teams in the AL are in this division – and one will be left out of the post season. In fact, I’m looking PAST the All Star Game toward the Yankees / Rays series this weekend. That WILL be good!

I’ll stop just short of “wishing you luck” this weekend! You understand… :-)

Esther and I both share your view on Doc Gooden! MAN! What he would have been!

Though I’m decidedly a Yankees fan, I also enjoy the Mets. That’s just one more great thing about living in New York… you get AL and NL, and AFC and NFC!

Glad to hear you also enjoyed the Disney Comics letters. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed doing them!

The best part about it was its leading to scripting assignments for both Gemstone and Boom! In every case, I tried very hard to add humor and other aspects to each story that was not there in the original script. (Hope I succeeded!) I still have some “unpublished work” on Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck out there that I hope finds a home soon.

Please stop back any time!