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Not So AL-(B)East

“Look at the schedule!”

It’s ESPN analyst Woody Paige’s catchphrase, and I’m sure many Blue Jays and Orioles fans understand the sentiment. They certainly mention it enough. After each and every unsuccessful season one of those teams endures, baseball conversations all over the country go straight to the powerhouse AL East. Why do the Orioles finish so poorly every year? Why, they play 19 games a year against each AL East team! Look at the schedule!

Woody Paige, writer for ESPN and the Denver Post

For all the talk about how great the AL East is, there are actually far more formidable schedules that teams have played throughout the years of baseball. Continue reading