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Bad Sports Journalism

It just keeps getting worse.  

Today there is an article written by John Molony of MLB.com on how the Central Divisions are the best in baseball.  Yeah, that's a plural.  He included the NL Central, whose winner grabbed a whopping 83 victories.  Real dominance there, isn't it?

Anyway, as I am in a bad mood on account of simply being in the office and all, I decided to write Mr. Moloney a letter pointing out the fallacy of his assertion.  It goes like this:

"Are you kidding?  The NL Central is the worst division in the Majors.  It was a fluke that the Cardinals won the World Series last year.  83 wins?  My god, that's awful.

As I am a Reds fan, I certainly have seen enough of the NL Central's sloppy baseball, and it was only by a miracle (and a certain August West Coast trip) that St. Louis even made the playoffs.  Albert Pujols is not the entire NL Central.  The division's pitching stunk, the offense was pathetic, and the defense was horrific.

I also found it odd how in an article about the Central, the only other NL Central team you mention is the Astros.  In trying to stretch an article to make it fit some wild assertion, you conveniently leave out four reasons why the statement is simply not true.

The AL Central, on the other hand, is quite simply the best division in baseball, and that, I believe is undisputed by nearly everyone who has watched the game in the last couple of years.  I only wish that the Reds could play like one of those non-Royals teams.

Anyway, I usually don't write letters like this, but the quality of the articles on MLB.com is slipping (and those corny headlines are terrible!)  But I guess in the off season, just putting out articles is pretty difficult.

Thank you,

~ A baseball fan"

Am I right?

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