Let's take a look at some of those teams--
1. The Houston Astros (33-68) lost 67 of their first 100 games, marking this the worst 100-game start in Astros history. The "Stros need to win, at least, 30 of their remaining 61 games to avoid the first 100-loss season in team history.
I wonder if "El Caballo" Carlos Lee knows this?
3. The Seattle Mariners (43-58) were 43-43 and only 2.5 games out of 1st place on July 5. That was then. Unfortunately, a club-record 15-game losing streak has derailed the team and ended their season early. What the heck, manager Eric Wedge might as well grow back the mustache.
4. The Kansas City Royals (42-59) were 11-6 on April 19. Back then I said, "Oh goodie! If they play .500 baseball the rest of the way, they'll have a winning season". Well, they've gone 31-53 since then. Doesn't look like .500 baseball, does it? Someone please remind me not to root for the Royals next season. Thank goodness the Pirates are keeping their promise so far.
Anyway, I'm getting depressed writing this post, so let me end it here.