The Woeful AL East

by Stephen Jones

Tampa Bay and the Yankees–
They’re running neck-and-neck.
Each team a game over .500 . . .
And fighting for first place?

Mind you, those also-rans–
The Red Sox, Orioles, Blue Jays–
Aren’t so far behind. But, hey,
What’s happened to the AL East?

Dunno. Let’s hang up a sign–
For Sale: 1 Over-Hyped Division.
Over-Priced Team–Your Choice.
Get it now–Cheap!


Published in AL East, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Free Verse, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays | Link to this poem | 4 Comments

The Woeful AL East: 4 Comments

  1. Jay Kenny wrote,

    Not sure about Tampa Bay, but the Yanks are 7 games over .500, not one. They’re still on an 8-game winning streak. But the AL East was weak last year as well, compared to AL Central and AL West.

  2. Jay Kenny wrote,

    I stand corrected: the Yanks are on a six-game winning streak, not eight. Wishful thinking on my part, but it IS possible yet. What I like about this is that they are playing better than expected. Still too early to tell if they’ll make it to post-season, but at least they’re making things interesting!

  3. James Finn Garner wrote,

    Not Stephen’s fault: I sat on this over the weekend, and the numbers changed. If he (and now the Yankees) weren’t prolific, this wouldn’t be a problem!

  4. Carl White wrote,

    I think they are what most commentators thought they would be in a division without a single notable team.

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