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May 02, 2008

Baseball's Failure Dynasties: : ESPN's Page 2 analyzes Major League Baseball's current top (bottom?) five long term excersizes in futility.

posted by Chargdres to baseball at 04:53 PM - 12 comments

Given the way the season has started off, I have more hope for the Rays than I do the Rangers.

posted by dviking at 05:57 PM on May 02

ninety nine years since their last world series win....how did the cubs stay off this list......

posted by shudacudawuda at 06:52 PM on May 02

My Phillies have had some real stinker years.

posted by GoBirds at 07:03 PM on May 02

Fuck Jeffrey Loria, fuck Bud Selig, and fuck Claude Brochu.

posted by tommytrump at 07:12 PM on May 02

how did the cubs stay off this list...... The list is of teams that have had more losing seasons than winning seasons in recent years (or recent decades). Part of what makes The Cubs so painful to their fans is that they have had winning seasons and even made it to the playoffs before thing went horribly awry. The five teams on this list? Not so much. I guess the difference is that the five clubs on the list lose consistently, while the Cubs lose occasionally, but spectacularly.

posted by Joey Michaels at 07:25 PM on May 02

I'm so sick of Chicagoans and their attitude towards success. Sure the cubs haven't won but you guys had the best basketball player of all time. 6 rings should help you forget about your cubs.

posted by Clevelander32 at 08:19 PM on May 02

I'm so sick of Chicagoans and their attitude towards success. Sure the cubs haven't won but you guys had the best basketball player of all time. 6 rings should help you forget about your cubs. Focus Clevelander32, focus. It is a baseball thread, about consistently weak baseball teams, and Oscar Robertson never played for a Chicago basketball team.

posted by tommytrump at 08:52 PM on May 02

Well, in Clevelander's defense, none of his teams have won anything since the Tribe won the World Series back in the 40's. So he's understandably experiencing some angst. Useless trivia for the day: My home (the Twin Cities) currently has the longest stretch of any city with at least three major sports teams (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL) without making an appearance in the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals or Stanley Cup Finals. Last one was the Twins' World Series in 1991. (The North Stars also made the Stanley Cup Finals that year.) The Twin Cities have also gone the fourth-longest in that group without winning any of those four, behind Cleveland, Seattle and Philadelphia (though each of those cities has lost at least two different ones of those championships since the Twin Cities even saw one of their teams in one). It seemed tangentially related to the thread, though I have digressed a bit.

posted by TheQatarian at 11:06 PM on May 02

Thanks for the read, Chargdres. It's kinda like messing up your credit score. You overspend, it doesn't work out, you already emptied your savings, now it's in collection and takes years to get it back in good shape. I'm happy to announce that these teams are spending a little more wisely. If you refer to terrapin's thread, there are 14 MLB teams that are "spending well". All 5 of these teams are among the 14. And they all seem to have some good young talent in their savings account.

posted by BoKnows at 12:47 AM on May 03

Trading Jermaine Dye for Neifi Perez Oops.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:13 AM on May 03

YYM - It only hurts because it's true. OWWWWWW.

posted by Tinman at 10:16 AM on May 03

Trust me I know. Neifi Perez did not magically discover the art of hitting while with the Tigers either.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:38 AM on May 03

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