The Detroit Tigers are in last place in the AL Central, with a record of 1 and 8.
The LA Dodgers are in the penultimate place in the NL West, at 4 and 5.
For those who predicted a dismal year for major league baseball after last year's steroid scandal, time to concede defeat. Baseball is back... with a vengeance. It's kinda nice to have the game back in the limelight. It's baseball for baseball's sake once again, and the standings so far prove it. The Yankees and Red Sox are tied for second in the AL East, leaving a refreshing sense of parity in their usual place atop the division. Baltimore may not be able to hang on all year, but at least they are making it interesting. Baseball may not contain any of the sordid tabloid scandals of 2007, but it contains athletes and competition once again. It's good to have it back.