If there was one word to describe the 2011 MLB Season, it would have to be “surprising.”
Three of the teams that were widely expected to be favorites for World Series contention (Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees) are at home licking their wounds.
Two teams not even expected to make any progress at all (Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians) surprised just everyone connected with baseball.
A team that was 10.5 games out of the wild-card chase on Aug. 25 (St. Louis Cardinals) is just two games away from being called World Series champions.
Keeping along that same vein, there is one word that could describe all 30 teams in MLB as well.
Bleacher Report will attempt to attach that one word to every team, with an eye toward defining what each word means for each specific team.