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For years sports fans throughout the mid-west and west have been complaining that there is a media bias toward east coast teams. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but it hasn’t really bothered me if it is.
Something is going on now though that probably deserves a little bias. All 10 teams in the Eastern Division of baseball’s NL and the AL are above .500
It’s still early, 2/3 of the season still remains to be played, but the standings in those two divisions bear watching.
If even just one of these two divisions finish with all 5 teams above .500 it would be a major accomplishment. Why? Since baseball went to three divisions in each league in 1994 it’s never happened. That’s 18 seasons, six divisions per league, 108 chances; and it’s never happened.
Actually the NL East came the closest in 2005. The Braves, Phillies, Marlins, and the Mets all finished above .500, only the Nationals didn’t, but they came very close. Washington lost the last game of the season to finish at an even 81-81.
So for the rest of the summer while ESPN is talkin’ up the eastern division teams, maybe it’s not just bias, maybe it’s something that is really warranted.