W L PCT GBNothing out of the ordinary for the first week of a season. If you check back in three weeks or so, things will probably look a bit more like they will in early October.
Blue Jays 5 1 .833 --
Yankees 4 2 .667 1
Red Sox 3 3 .500 2
Rays 3 3 .500 2
Orioles 1 5 .167 4
But up here in Canada, the strong showing by the Blue Jays -- after losing Opening Day, they have won five straight -- has some fans puffed up with pride, strutting around, and talking trash.
One of them left me a message:
Isn't that cute? Toronto's magic number is 156!
So Boston is actually 3-3, not 1-2, and "losses" is spelled with three "s". But when your team is 5-1 and you can't sleep because you know a playoff spot will be there in six months and those stupid Boston fans will be crying in their beer, you can be forgiven some slips of the keyboard.
All us Sox's fans are a bit more experienced with a winning baseball team -- the Jays have finished higher than 3rd place only once in the last 16 years -- so we know not to put a whole lot of stock in the first 4% of the regular season. After all, the Jays went 15-9 last April -- a superb 101-win pace -- but OOPS! they finished with only 75 victories.
Las Vegas oddsmakers put the team's final win total at 68, worse than all but one team in baseball. Mr. Holloway should get in on some of that action. He should be able to cash in well enough to grab a handful of box seats for every single Skydome World Series game.