A wing and a prayer

Here's the thing the Washington Capitals are failing coming to grips with: The team is built around a winger. So what? Teams that win championships are built down the middle. If anything, the Caps are regular-season overachievers, not playoff busts. They are OK down the middle -- Evgeny Kuznetsov might, possibly, be in the discussion of elite centers at some… Continue reading A wing and a prayer

What’s wrong with the Red Sox?

You might think that after 40 years of watching baseball I would be used to the average fan's (or sportswriter's) complete inability to understand basic statistics. But watching the meltdown around this year's underachieving Red Sox is yet another reminder that not all baseball fans can do long division. The consensus is that the Sox'… Continue reading What’s wrong with the Red Sox?