Statistics are like the bathing suit,
revealing everything except what is important.--John Mosedale, The Greatest of All
An alternative is to generate new numbers of related interest.
Baseball and numbers go together like computers and numbers and the internet is a terrain where the romance of numbers and computers can come together. It is not surprising that baseball sites on the World Wide Web are numerous. In the middle of January 1998, a search on the word "baseball" returned 1,354,046 results at the HotBot search engine. Searching for "major league baseball" HotBot returned 157,563 results. A search for "cosmic baseball" yielded 1155 results. (See Search Engine Site Results Table) Baseball and baseball-related topics are very popular on the World Wide Web.
In the absence of any current reality baseball standings, we offer the current site standings of the Major League Baseball Teams. The number used to determine each team's standing is based on the number of sites for that team as indexed in the Yahoo catalogue.
Each Major League team has an "official" home page and a variety of "unofficial" sites. The Cosmic Baseball Research Alliance (COBRA), which has collected the information on this plate, plans to periodically post reviews of the various Major League team home pages. If you would like to contribute a site review for one of the Major League teams please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American League Site Standings
|National League Site Standings|
|Internet Search Engine Site Results|
|Source: COBRA- MLB Study Group|
Research data and compilation is Copyright © 1998 by COBRA.
Major League Baseball Site Standings
Published: January 15, 1998
Copyright © 1997, 1998 by the Cosmic Baseball Association