From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog: The Selig Code

Thursday, April 14, 2005

The Selig Code

This appeared in a post on The Hardball Times:

Reader Jim Mohl, who will eventually receive co-writer credit one of these days, has been closely following my investigation of the alphabetical order of American League teams. As noted last week, the re-christened Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim broke up a five-team stranglehold by the American League Central over the middle of the alphabet, but it has had other, sinister, ramifications in the AL West. Here are Jim's comments:

When the 4 teams are put in alphabetical order now, you get this:

Los Angeles

Now, what is the most popular new show on television this year, not counting Desperate Housewives? LOST. Not only that, but it appears on ABC, which is owned by Disney. And Disney formerly owned the Angels. The plot thickens.

The title of Jim's email to me was "The Selig Code." Which, all kidding aside, is a great title for an article.
Does this spell doom for the Texas Rangers? Tune in tomorrow for another exciting episode...