Posted by crazystengel on 12/10/2012 1:10:00 PM (view original):
You'd figure a team that started out 20-1, and finished with the best Exp. Pct. in the league, would at least make the playoffs, right? Well, you'd figure wrong. A team in my Random Captain theme got off to the aforementioned hot start, finished with an Exp. Pct. of .602 (which translates to 98 wins), yet wound up with just 88 wins -- 1 game out of the wild card. A league-worst 25-35 record in 1-run games didn't help!
Believe It or Don't!
in the same way - you'd think that a progressive team that started off 1-19 would finish as one of, if not the worst teams in the league with a record well under .500, right??
After starting off 1-19, my 1969 Philadelphia Phillies finished 80-82...while still not great - they finished the season much better than they started!