History doesn't matter

By Jason Wojciechowski on April 27, 2011 at 1:30 AM

On Saturday, I pointed to a piece from two months ago on SweetSpot that employed the sort of shoddy logic we're used to from Bill Plaschke. Well, lo and behold, the entire SweetSpot network is apparently populated with people who don't know their ass from their logic textbook.

But, even granting that it is true, there are a number of reasons to think the Astros will not finish behind the Pirates.

First of all, the Astros have history on their side. In 17 years of sharing the division, the Astros have never finished behind the Pirates.

This time, it's Austin Swafford. This is the kind of argument that the statnerd community on Twitter likes to use to make fun of mainstream baseball analysis. And here it is, tongue completely not in any cheek, defiling the home of Rob Neyer. Thank god they hired David Schoenfield.