What if April didn't exist?

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  1. stobbartjohn

    stobbartjohn Member

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    If April didn't exist, here's what the baseball world would be talking about

    http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2016/6/1/11829544/mlb-standings-may-giants-cubs-red-sox-dodgers

    Bit on the Astros:

    "Sample headline: There is nothing unusual going on with the Astros

    Sample text:

    The Houston Astros are 17-12 and a half-game out of first place in the AL West. This is a weird idea for an article, but my editor insisted for some reason. Okay, we'll try to make it work.

    The AL West might be the best race in baseball, with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and Astros all at the top, playing well. This is pretty much what we expected before the season started, with the only real surprise is that the Mariners are hitting like the '76 Reds. Still, this is about what we expected?

    Where's the hook? Why is this news? Sometimes I don't get this job.

    There are reasons for the rest of the league to be scared, too. Carlos Correa has slumped for most of the month. Dallas Keuchel has been mostly forgettable, and so has Lance McCullers. All of those players could catch fire.

    When they do, they'll support a pitching staff that leads the American League in FIP and the world in WAR. The Doug Fister gamble looks like the offseason's greatest steal. Jose Altuve and George Springer are good enough to carry a lineup, but that's ignoring the contributions of Jason Castro and Luis Valbuena, who might be All-Stars.

    The Astros were in the postseason last year. Why should it be news that they're good again? I'll file this story, but I don't have to be happy about it."
     
  2. conquistador#11

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    20-9 with the early christmas gift we gave those caroline single sons of beeches.
     
  3. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

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    If you're going to have a bad month, better make sure it's early.

    Would be perfectly content if the Astros played it out like last season...except in reverse (somebody should bring up their month to month win totals from 2015).
     
  4. CometsWin

    CometsWin Contributing Member

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    There'd be no May flowers.
     
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