Ah, the AL West. The truest representation about where we are as a nation. A division dominated by an organization that couldn’t wait to tell everyone how much smarter it was than everyone in the room, as it cheated, lied, smirked and mocked its way to triumph, only to be found out. And then they’ll win again because no one in a position to stop them is good or smart enough. Baseball is always a symbol of America, right?
The Astros still lord over the AL West, while the A’s gently paw at them to try and take them over with their “limited” resources and creative ways. The Angels and Rangers are scenery, and the Mariners continue to be whatever it is the Mariners are (none of it good), rightly tucked away deep in the corner where they can’t bother anyone.
While the world will be rooting against the Astros with their entire being, and even after losing their No. 1 starter Gerrit Cole, it sure feels like this is their division without having to breathe too hard. But maybe we can find a new answer.