A Paragraph With The Mariners – 56

Another nerd-like thing I like to do when following a team through its baseball season (up to 2-8 on Sundays in 2010, woo hoo!) is to check to see how the team does week by week. Win more games than you lose per week, win more weeks than you lose per month, win more months than you lose per season … it all adds up, don’t you see? Simple math at the fore of any successful baseball season! I like to go by the little printed schedule the team gives out, X-ing off all the losses. X, if you will, marks the spot of a losing-ass season, my friends! For instance, with last week’s 5-game losing streak, we had one of our worst weeks of the season at 1-6. For some teams, that would be THE worst week of the season, an anomaly due to some bad breaks, unfocused pitching, and an abundance of men left on base. Of course, for THIS team, a week like that is kinda the norm, but it’s not the worst week of the year. If you take into account a “week” starting with Sunday and ending with Saturday (a la the printed schedule I mentioned before), then the first full week of May is your worst week of the year (at not only 0-6 with an off day Monday, but 0-6 at HOME with an off day Monday, as part of that brutal 1-8 homestand that marked the beginning of the end of our season). So far, the Seattle Mariners have had 2 weeks where they’ve won more than they’ve lost. And I’ll argue the second of the two weeks is a cheapie since we had TWO off-days in a 4-day span. Anyway, we’ve played 10 weeks and this is the start of the 11th; here’s what it breaks down to so far: 2-4, 4-2, 3-3, 2-4, 0-6, 3-3, 2-5, 3-2, 3-4, 1-6.

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