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, 2004By 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).