Watch out for these bizarre and exciting records that could potentially be broken this year
Welcome to In Short Order, a weekly look at all the baseball that I like and can't stop obsessing over. We'll mostly live at the edges of the game; at the intersection of the weird, the fun and the esoteric. Oh yeah, and hair.
What is the best part of the regular season (other than games almost every minute of every day)? Stats, baby. They are what help us make sense of the 162-game season.
Instead of simply looking for the batters that could hit 40 homers or the pitchers that could win 20 games, we wanted to investigate something a bit different.
These are the fun, bizarre and unusual statistical benchmarks to root for this year:
All stats as of 5/24/18