Thursday, June 14, 2012

Number3Son Breaks Down the Nats/Yankees Series

So I pointed out to Number3Son this morning that our beloved Washington Nationals have won six games in a row and are in first place in the treacherous National League East. I also pointed out that the Yankees have won six in a row and are in first place in the AL East. And this weekend the Yankees are coming to town for a rare three-game series against the Nationals.

Number3Son knows all about the Yankees, because his brother (Number1Son) is a Yankees fan who loves to point out that the Yankees have won the World Series 27 times. (Washington has won the World Series one time, in 1924.) After thinking about all of this for awhile, Number3Son came up to me and said:

"Daddy, I think you could rate the difficulty of baseball teams like the difficulty of opponents in Civilization Five." (Note: This is a computer game that gets a lot of attention at our house.)

"Really, Number3Son. What sort of rating would you give to a feeble team, using the Civilization Five scale?"

"Oh, they would be a one or a two."

"What would the Yankees be?"

"They would be an eight."

"An eight! They must be really good."

"Oh, yes, they are very good. The Nationals would be a three or a four."

"Why would the Nats be a three or a four?"

"Well, last year they weren't very good. So they would have been a two last year."

"That makes sense."

"And now they're up to a three or a four. But if they beat the Yankees, they would move up three levels, and the Yankees would move down three levels."

So keep an eye on the Nats/Yankees series this weekend, because Number3Son believes it will tell us a lot about the Nats' prospects this year.

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