Baseball Plays Parity Game As Well As Any Sport

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race.

Ditto for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Quit rubbing your eyes.

That’s not a misprint.

If it seems like baseball has been turned upside down — with long-time doormats now on top and former powers such as Atlanta and Philadelphia in white-flag mode — you wouldn’t be far off.

But here’s the thing: It’s really not an anomaly.

Baseball has always played the parity game as well or better than other major league sports, even though it’s the only one that doesn’t have a salary cap.

Sure, the Yankees and Dodgers of the world will always have an edge because of their seemingly limitless resources, but there’s no reason a well-managed team with a fraction of the payroll that spends wisely can’t make a run for a title.

That’s what happened a…

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