It's not often I can be happy over a Won-Loss record this close to the All-Star Break.
24-8 at Wrigley. 22-12 when not playing at Wrigley.
At least allow the Cubs fans to enjoy the summer for a bit longer.
There is some other good baseball being played across the MLB.
Texas is 44-25. 24-10 at home and 20-15 on the road.
Washington is 43-26. 20-12 at home and 23-14 on the road.
San Francisco is also 43-26. 22-13 at home and 21-13 on the road.
The other two divisions, though the leading team has not yet cracked the 40-win mark, are already in tight races. The AL East finds the first place and third place teams separated by only 2 games and the difference between first place and last place in the division is only 7.5 games. The AL Central finds first place and fourth place separated by only 4.5 games.
I increasingly hear from Americans that baseball is boring, slow and dull (My opinion is that American culture is increasingly distracted, unable to focus and looking for reasons not to stop and take stock of itself). I also hear from pundits that they baseball season is too long and there is no urgency in it. As we have just seen by the current MLB standings, one or two games either way in some of these divisions and your team is in playoff contention or it is not - each game right now is important. Don't let a game slip away in June a team can't get back in September.
Baseball is having a great season this year.
It is drowned out by the NBA Finals (that have lasted 17 days) and even the NFL (not even in season).
Don't listen to the sports pundits and sports talk mouths - keep enjoying baseball and if you haven't begun yet it's never too late to start.
Just look at the numbers.
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