No easy answers

What could make a certain columnist feel kind of foolish this time of year? Writing off the Braves, of course.

Originally Published: July 19, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
A third of a dozen questions about this thing we call baseball:

Question: Of the five American League Central teams, which two have allowed more runs than they've scored?

Answer: Yes, the Royals have been outscored, and by quite a lot: 90 runs, to be precise. You might be surprised at the identity of the other team, though (especially if you're not a faithful reader of this column). The Indians? They're +2 (504 scored, 502 allowed). The Tigers? Amazingly enough, they're +16 (482 scored, 466 allowed).

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