Vastly *worse,* you mean? You live in one of the greatest urban educational conurbations in all of western civilization. Can’t you find anyone there who can help you construct a coherent sentence?

Regardless, Wayne Huizinga owned the Feesh for nine years. He won one world series and finished last twice (’94, ’98 after his sole dismantling). John Henry owned the Feesh for three years and never finished last, winning one half of a championship (to be very generous to his successor). Scrooge McLoria has owned the Feesh for ten years, finished last four (and is about to finish last five) times, winning the other half of the championship John Henry delivered to him, and dismantled the team twice.

So now, how do you figure – even though that gives you a lot of credit for thought processes of which you have repeatedly shown yourself incapable – that Huizinga and Henry were “worst”?

]]>World Series championships – two versus one. OK.

League championships: three for Braves, two for Feesh. Advantage, Braves.

Division championships: Eleven for the Braves. Feesh: none. Advantage? You need just one more finger to work that out.

But now if we’re going to be fair, according to your arbitrary standards, let’s look at the flip side of the equation for the same period:

Last place finishes: Feesh six (not counting this season); Braves – zero.

Now shall we have some fun and add the number of times the Expos finished last once Scrooge McLoria got his clammy paws on them?

Or would you rather just play this game with annual attendance figures – including, for example, how many games you’ve been to versus how many games I’ve been to, Mister Superfan? I promise you you won’t like the way the numbers come up – even if I don’t count the years when I owned season seats.

]]>A lot of owners have expressed their irritation with Scrooge and other franchises that sit there and take and don’t put the money back into their teams. I wonder if Hank Steinbrenner will take the lead in enforcing some sort of recalibration of revenue sharing when the new commissioner, whoever he is, replaces the reanimated corpse occupying the position now.

]]>Teams that played over .500 for ten consecutive years or more (16)

Historically:

Boston Red Sox (3 times) 1908-1919, 1967-1982, 1998-2011

Chicago Cubs (3 times) 1878-1891, 1903-1914, 1926-1939

NY/SF Giants (3 times) 1903-1914, 1916-1925, 1958-1971

Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (3 times) 1887-1899, 1953-1966, 1991-2005

Brooklyn/LA Dodgers (twice) 1945-1967, 1969-1978

Philadelphia Phillies (twice) 1975-1984, 2003- 2012**

Pittsburgh Pirates (twice) 1899-1913, 1918-1930

NY Yankees (twice) 1919-1964, 1993-present*

Phil/KC/Oakland A’s 1901-1914

Baltimore Orioles 1968-1985

Chicago White Sox 1951-1967

Cincinatti Reds 1972-1981

Cleveland Indians 1947-1956

Detroit Tigers 1978-1988

St. Louis Cardinals 1939-1953

Toronto Blue Jays 1983-1993

Since 1969 (when playoffs began), 8 different teams have accomplished this:

Red Sox (twice)

Braves

Dodgers

A’s

Orioles

Reds

Tigers

Blue Jays

Since 1993, when the Marlins were formed, only 4 teams have accomplished this:

Yankees

Phillies

Braves

Red Sox

Teams with multiple WS wins (19)

Historically:

NY Yankees 27*

St. Louis Cardinals 12***

Phil/KC/Oakland A’s 9

NY/SF Giants 9

Boston Red Sox 7

Brooklyn/LA Dodgers 6

Cincinatti Reds 5

Pittsburgh Pirates 5

Detroit Tigers 4

Baltimore Orioles 3

Chicago White Sox 3

Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins 3

Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 3****

Chicago Cubs 2

Cleveland Indians 2

NY Mets 2

Philadelphia Phillies 2

Toronto Blue Jays 2

Florida Marlins 2

Since 1969 (when playoffs began), 14 different teams have won multiple World Series:

New York Yankees (7)*

Oakland Athletics (4)

Cincinnati Reds (3)

St. Louis Cardinals (3)

San Francisco Giants (2)

Toronto Blue Jays (2)

Boston Red Sox (2)

Florida Marlins (2)

Pittsburgh Pirates (2)

Minnesota Twins (2)

Los Angeles Dodgers (2)

NY Mets (2)

Phillies (2)

Orioles (2)

While 6 different teams have won once:

White Sox

Angels

Diamondbacks

Braves

Royals

Tigers

That’s 20 different teams winning the series in the last 44 years

Since 1993, when the Marlins were formed, 12 different teams have won the World Series, five of them multiple times:

Yankees (5)*

Giants (2)

Cardinals (2)

Marlins (2)

Red Sox (2)

Phillies

White Sox

Angels

Diamondbacks

Braves

Blue Jays

*I don’t count the Yankees. Damn cheaters.

**Finished exactly .500 in 1984 and 2012, technically doesn’t count but I’ll be generous

***plus 1 tie as the St. Louis Browns in 1885

****Won the 1892 Championship Series, not counted as a World Series win but an interesting note

There’s probably some errors as this was done pretty hastily. More teams than I expected went over .500 ten or more years in a row, but considering the absolute domination of the game by the cheating Yankees from 1919 to 1964 (and the dominance of NYC baseball in general for so many years), it’s no surprise more different teams didn’t win more WS during those days.

]]>More specifically, how many different teams won their division or got to the postseason 14 years in a row? The Braves are the only team I can think of. Even the Yankees never did that. That there’s more parity now as far as World Series go has nothing to do with playing consistently over a long period of time.

The Marlins finished over .500 only six times in their 21-year history, and never more than three years in a row. They have never won their division, either, playoff expansion allowed them to get into the postseason in the first place. The Braves have finished under .500 only twice since 1991.

Baseball is hard and winning consistently year after year is more difficult than getting hot at the right time and winning the World Series. The Marlins, with their two WS wins, are proof of that.

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]]>As always, I never count the Yankees. Their money has always set them apart.

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