The other day, when Bobby Valentine said that the Red Sox were going to "win the championship" if they continued playing the way they were, most people laughed. And rightfully so. Well, ESPN has twisted the numbers to make Bobby Valentine look like a friggin genius.
From an ESPNBoston article titled "Math supports Bobby V.'s 'championship' claim":
Yea, and if my aunt had a dick, she'd be my uncle.On April 21, after blowing a nine-run lead to the Yankees and losing 15-9, the Sox were 4-10 and had "hit bottom."Since, the club is 18-12, the third-best record in the American League in that span, behind just the Baltimore Orioles (20-10) and Tampa Bay Rays (19-11). That's a winning percentage of .600.
If the Sox maintain that .600 pace, they would go 71-47 over their final 118 games, leaving them with a total of 93 wins. Last season, the Yankees won the division with 97 wins, and Tampa Bay qualified as the wild-card team with 91 wins, one more than the Red Sox.
There is an extra wild-card team in 2012, so if the Sox win 93 games, that should be good enough to qualify for the postseason tournament--giving them a shot at Valentine's championship.
I understand Bobby Valentine is a former ESPN employee but it seems kinda unprofessional to wash the guys balls. He said something stupid. Lets all laugh move on.