Although the Dodgers cannot be seen on TV on a good percentage of homes in Southern California, home attendance has not suffered. Once again, the Dodgers lead the majors with 3.4 million fans having already attended games. That’s an average of 46,302 per game. The Angels rank seventh with an average of 37,426, while Tampa Bay is last at 15,356…The Minnesota Twins could be the first team to lose 100 games in a season and then make the playoffs the following year.
Baseball is a game of averages and percentages -- batting average, earned run average, slugging percentage, winning percentage. So when players on a particular team are performing above average – way above average in the case of the red-hot all summer long Dodgers – watch out for a correction.
5 Playoff possibilities that would generate the most interest:*Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies: Leads the majors in RBIs with 111 and is a perennial Gold Glove winner. *Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Diamondbacks: Having a monster season (33 homers, 109 RBIs, .314) for surprising and playoff bound Diamondbacks. *Kenley Jansen, Closer, Dodgers: Has struck out 94 batters and walked only 6! ERA is 1.21 and has 36 saves.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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