The Standings ~ Down the Stretch They Come!

The old scoreboards were great, and they went so well with the kind of current standings we used to get daily in our local papers.

 

Are you old enough to remember when daily newspapers like the Houston Post and Houston Chronicle helped turn up the heat on the pennant races by providing daily current standings and some kind of ongoing pictorial on the rest of the schedule for the Buffs, Colt .45s or Astros and their hottest competitors? ~ And they even did it in type that was large enough to read and tease the imagination about match-ups coming up down the wire. We can’t do it all the time for want of time and other obligations, but here’s a taste that should last us through the end of September – whenever any club with a hot streak and a winning hand has a chance to take it all.

These are the up-to-date standings through Friday morning, August 24, 2018 ~ followed by the remaining game schedules for the three division contenders in the AL West:

Today’s Standings, Friday, 8/24/18

AL West
HOU 77 50 .606
OAK 76 52 .594 1.5
SEA 72 56 .563 5.5
LAA 63 65 .492 14.5
TEX 57 72 .442 21.0

 

Remaining ALW Contender Schedule

AUGUST HOUSTON 0AKLAND SEATTLE
24 @ LAA @ MIN @ ARI
25 @ LAA @ MIN @ ARI
26 @ LAA @ MIN @ ARI
27 OAK @ HOU
28 0AK @ HOU @ SD
29 OAK @ HOU @ SD
30 LAA SEA @ OAK
31 LAA SEA @ OAK
SEPTEMBER
1 LAA SEA @ OAK
2 LAA SEA @ OAK
3 MIN NYY BAL
4 MIN NYY BAL
5 MIN NYY BAL
6
7 @BOS TEX NYY
8 @BOS TEX NYY
9 @BOS TEX NYY
10 @DET
11 @DET @BAL SD
12 @DET @BAL SD
13 @BAL @LAA
14 AZ @TB @LAA
15 AZ @TB @LAA
16 AZ @TB @LAA
17 SEA @HOU
18 SEA LAA @HOU
19 SEA LAA @HOU
20 LAA
21 LAA MIN @TEX
22 LAA MIN @TEX
23 LAA MIN @TEX
24 @TOR @SEA OAK
25 @TOR @SEA OAK
26 @TOR @SEA OAK
27 @BAL TEX
28 @BAL @LAA TEX
29 @BAL @LAA TEX
30 @BAL @LAA TEX

Let’s hope the Baltimore Orioles aren’t loose enough to try and make a whole forgettable season go away in one final home game series against our Houston Astros.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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