Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We're #7!!

With tonight's really, truly embarrassingly awful loss to the Yankees (chrissake can't anybody play this game??), the Nationals now have a .258 winning percentage. That puts us on pace for the 7th worst record in the 140-year history of Major League Baseball.

By the end of this series in the Bronx, we could reach #4, tied with the 1962 New York Mets. By the end of interleague play, we could catch the 1916 Philadelphia A's, the second-worst team ever.

Thankfully, we'd still be several weeks of non-stop losing before we catch the worst team ever, the 1899 Cleveland Spiders. Oh, thank god for the Spiders.


Anonymous said...

I don't think the Spiders should count. Any team that

1) Causes league rules on team ownership to be rewritten
2) Plays 40 of its last 41 games on the road
3) Has all of its best players taken off the team before the season starts and put on another team

shouldn't be in the conversation.

Souldrummer said...

Probably the worst number in all of that is that they would then be the worst team in DC history. That is saying something considering the putridity the Nation's Capital produced under the Griffith stadium Nats.