Here are some notes on the streaky nature of the 2003 season so far, from our friend Christian Ruzich, the Sosa Soothsayer, the Banks Briefer, the Wrigley Regaler, the Ivy Inquirer, the-OK, that's enough of that-The Cub Reporter.
Yankees 17-3; best start ever; best 20-game performance since 1998
Red Sox 14-6; third straight year and 4th out of 6 that they've started 14-6
Royals 15-3; best start ever; best 18-game performance since 1994
Expos 12-8; for the third time in four years
Cubs 13-7; best start since 1995
Giants 15-4; best start since 1945
Blue Jays 7-14; worst start since 1981
Indians 7-1;3 worst start since 1993
Reds 6-14; worst start since 1997
Diamondbacks 7-13; worst start since inaugural season of 1998
Tigers 1-17; worst start ever; worst 18-game performance since 1996
It is kind of funny that this season is being trumpeted as an endorsement for last year's Collective Bargaining Agreement given the parity it supposedly engendered. I guess by MLB's definition of parity, i.e, emulating football and basketball, it qualifies. The Tigers are baseball's answer to the Grizzlies and the Bengals.