Baseball: League of the Absurd

The sensible way to contemplate the state of affairs in the American League last week was in what yoga enthusiasts call the Sirsasana position—standing on one's head. With the season two-thirds over, the Baltimore Orioles, last year's first-place team, were in eighth place, and the Chicago White Sox, last year's fourth-place team, were in first. Add to that the fact that the three toughest clubs in the league at the moment were 1) the Washington Senators, 2) the California Angels, and 3) the Boston Red Sox, all of which were patsies last...

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