Before you grade ...
We'll get to the voting on the next page, but first we thought it significant to add a little perspective to the first half of the season. The Red Sox have a 53-34 record, which is the best in the majors. However, it's actually a worse record than they had at the break last year, when they had the second-best mark in the league at 53-33. And we all know how that ended. Their division lead this year is 10 games. Last year it was 3.