For a long time, I totally ignored the Power Rankings. They didn't mean anything. I didn't care if the Astros were ranked in relation to the Orioles. Today I got curious. So when I checked out Hardball Talk's weekly Power Rankings, I was taken aback:
Dodgers (17)/Astros (19):
The mood among Dodgers fans is impossibly grim right now. The mood among Astros fans is pretty damn good. Easy to forget, then, that the Dodgers are almost certain to play much better than they are right now next year and the Astros to play much worse.
Now I'm just going to set back and let you go. Starting...now.