If you're looking for an example of how small sample sizes can be dangerous: Remember the general calamity early in this baseball season, when the Twins couldn't buy a hit with the bases loaded. At one point, they were 7 for 47 with the sacks jammed.

It seemed as though they were doing much better in those situations lately, so we looked it up. After those exhaustive 10 seconds, we learned the Twins are now 43 for 137 (.314) for the season with the bases loaded -- seventh best in baseball.

That also means they are 36 for their last 90 (.400).

Also: Remember when Ubaldo Jimenez was going to win 30 games and the NL Cy Young Award without a fight? Well, he might not even win 20.