We’ve made it through the Memorial Day weekend. Traditionally, Memorial Day is a significant milepost of any baseball season. It is the time where you can historically separate the pretenders from the contenders in Major League Baseball. Generally speaking, about 2/3rds of the teams in first place on Memorial Day will go on to win their division.

That’s why last week’s Sports Illustrated cover was right on. It described this season as “bizarro baseball” with the Tampa Bay Rays in first place and the New York Yankees in last.

Tampa Bay won last night. Incredibly they now not only lead the AL East, but have the best record in baseball! It’s certainly doubtful that the Rays can keep up their current pace and continue to hold back the Boston Red Sox (still only a half game back) but this has still been one hell of a story this baseball season.


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