On my way out of the baggage claim when I arrived home yesterday, I picked up a copy of the inaugural edition of LAX Magazine, dated Summer 2008. On the cover was a smiling, black-and-white photo of Joe Torre. So this morning, I finally got around to opening it up to read the story, which actually included the following quote from Joe:
“We have a very good division here because of all the teams that have won or are close to winning.”
So I’m wondering, when did this thing actually go to press? That interview HAD to have taken place in April (and judging by the accompanying photo, which shows Torre and a cuople of his coaches bundled up in jackets during a pregame national anthem, it was back when the weather was still chilly). But it got me to thinking that last winter, I actually thought the same thing. I thought the NL West was going to be the best division in baseball, with four teams capable of reaching the World Series. So I’m interested in hearing from you: how many of you thought the same thing?