JOSE (AP) - With the dynasty that was the Tokyo
Tsunamis now downgraded to a tropical storm, it seems
that the rest of the Barnes Division has blown out to sea
as well. Four of the six teams are playing well below .500
baseball and even the second place Cairo
Scorpions are barely staying aloft of that line. Meanwhile,
the Roehm cellar dwellers of Vancouver
and Edmonton wouldnt
look so bad if they moved divisions. The Mounties would be
two games out of third and the Orcas tied for forth.
this mean the Barnes Division is now the new Polanski of Weaverball?
A close look at the statistics and standings reveals that
the Polanski Division isnt as Polanski as it has been
in the past. The Mutants
and Sharks are
in a battle for the title, each with 65 or more wins. No other
division has two sixty game winners so far.
be fair to the Barnes though, the Long
Beach Lobsters have been crushing everyone, winning nearly
85% of their games thus far. However, the Lobsters have a
better in division record against the rest of the Roehm than
non-division, and have played nearly an equal amount of both.
So, one runaway team that could refute this question is not
the answer. The Lobsters are not at fault.
the Stockholm Swedes
are to blame? They have posted a 38-12 record in division,
as opposed to a 30-20 record outside of it. Yet, their win
total of 68 so far is on par with the Inferno divisional leaders
New York and Chernobyl.
Shockingly, both the Nukes and Mutants have won more games
in the Lockwood Division than Polanski, giving further evidence
of improvement there.
it is as feared. The Barnes has gone south. Both the Godfathers
and Surfriders are
below .300 for the season, while in comparison, the last place
Orcas are threatening to break .400 in the Roehm. To further
illustrate the quandary, the Barnes second place Cairo Scorpions
would sit a mighty fifth place in the Roehm Division.
rejoice Polanski Division! No longer will your heads droop
in shame. The mantle has been passed. The welcome mat for
visiting teams moved from your stoop. The Barnes now holds
the dubious title of the worst division in Weaverball.