We have our first title change since The Stew introduced its Glass Joe Title a few weeks back. Named for lovable loser Glass Joe of "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out" fame, the titles — one for each league — belong to the losingest losers in baseball. But not by record, in head-to-head series.
The Los Angeles Angels had been saddled with the Glass Joe Title since getting swept by the Houston Astros. But the Angels fared well enough over the weekend to break free from their Glass Joe-ness.
Now it belongs to the New York Yankees, who lost two of three games in Anaheim. George Steinbrenner must be turning over in his grave — or trying to sign Chipper Jones.
This marks a noteworthy achievement in the short lifespan of our Glass Joe honor: Both titles are now owned by New York teams, since the Mets continue to be the NL Glass Joes.
The Mets (25-39) are starting a five-game series with the Atlanta Braves after an exciting win on Sunday. Could they — in a long series — pull off three wins to pass off their Glass Joe status? The Yankees (38-31), meanwhile, start a two-game series with the Dodgers on Tuesday with an opportunity to shake up the Glass Joe Title with an interleague clash.