Baseball is a great game and I love it. Each of thirty teams is scheduled to play 162 games over a complete season. One of the most widely known superstitions in Major League baseball is this: The two teams with the best record in their respective league on the 4th of July will end up in the World Series that year. If that holds, it's a Yankees vs Dodgers Series in 2019. That would be great for television, as both New York and Los Angeles have fan bases that will light up the Nielson Ratings. This particular match-up has happened 11 times: first, back in 1941 and most recently, in 1981. That's approximately every four years! However, half the season is still to be played and this superstition is only right just over 60% of the time. So, there’s hope for at least a half dozen other teams in contention for their respective Pennants. My Houston Astros are among those other teams; currently with the 3rd best record in the Majors. With every team having about 80 more games to play, I'm keeping a week's vacation un-declared until October. I might have to find tickets at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
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