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We've Had it Too Good
2003-04-24 08:55
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Would you believe Dodger fans have been spoiled the past eight years?

The last time the Dodgers had a record of below .500 at the end of April was 1994. The Dodgers have had only four losing Aprils since the World Series title year of 1988.

Here's the list:

2002...16-10
2001...15-10
2000...14-10
1999...13-10 (at this rate, we're headed for 0-10. Fortunately ...)
1998...14-12 (includes an 0-1 March)
1997...13-11
1996...14-14
1995...3-2
1994...11-12 (followed by a 17-12 May - in a 58-56 season)
1993...8-15 (followed by an 18-8 May - in an 81-81 season)
1992...9-13 (followed by a 13-10 May - in a 63-99 season)
1991...10-10
1990...11-10
1989...11-13 (followed by a 14-11 May - in a 77-83 season)
1988...13-7 (best April in past 15 years - followed by World Series victory)

The Dodgers are 9-12 including a March 31 victory, with six games left in April. They only have to win one more game to surpass the winning percentage of the 1993 April. But even if they win all six games, this will have been the Dodgers' worst April since 1998.

On the bright side, all four losing Aprils since 1988 have been followed by winning Mays. (Winning Mays - Willie Mays' lesser-known twin brother.)

On the gloomy side, all four losing Aprils have lead to season records of .509 or worse.

But remember - this is a correlation, not a causation. Please - no wagering.

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