Towards the start of this week, the feeling around the ChiSox camp was that they were ready to catch the Central Division-leading Tigers. Detroit had a four-game series against the Yankees, play three more against the Red Sox and then another three against the Palehose. If there ever was a time to catch up to the Tigs, who led by one and a halfDetroit Tigers Cartoon games on Memorial Day, it was this week.

The Sox, for their part, faced an underachieving Cleveland team, hovering around .500 and 10.5 games behind first place.

Both series, Sox-Tribe, Tigs-Yanks, are now in the books, and despite Detroit losing three to New York, the ChiSox squandered plenty of opportunities to beat Cleveland, losing three out four games, and not gaining any games to los tigres del norte.

The Indians, meanwhile, made up two games and are now 8.5 behind.

I doubt the Tribe will catch up before the All-Star Game, but I have a small suspicion they’re going to be a second-half team much like they were last season. With Detroit in the mix, it’s going to be a hell of a race in the AL Central.

(With apologies to: Sarah Green for the headline – I really (heart) the Mets more than the Yanks; and to Choi Hoon, check out his MLB Cartoons.

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  1. Nick Kapur says:

    Actually, there is a good explanation for the sophomore slump – the league catches up. When some random rookie has just been called up, nobody is going to pay much attention to him, but once he has established himself as a rising star, opponents will start to study him, watching video, looking for weaknesses, and making adjustments. Hence the sophomore slump. The good sophomores will make counter-adjustments and go on to have good careers. The bad ones will join all those other promising rookie who quickly faded into obscurity.

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