How about them Cubs, eh? Best pitcher in Prior I've seen for a while, Kerry Woods, Sosa, Choi. 1st in strikeouts, 2nd in ERA. I'm looking to ride this success for a while, at least until the late season collapse. A Cubs fan, cynical? For shame.
Some odd teams are in first place right now. Cubs, Royals, and that ultra-surprising team, the Yankees
ESPN showed a graphic the other day showing that, when comparing NL pitchers to the Tigers, the National League pitchers had more dingers, runs scored, and a higher batting average thus far than the Tigers did as a team.
Go Cubs! 11 amendments to the US Constitution since we last won the Series.
Not off the top of my head in baseball, but it's happened a couple of times with the New Jersey Devils. In 2000, they fired Robbie Ftorek with just a few games left in the season and then went on to win the Stanley Cup.