There’s a famous Tommy Lasorda baseball saying that gets quoted a lot throughout Spring Training. It goes a little something like this:
“No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are, you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference.”
In other words, everyone wins 60 games, loses 60 games and it’s about what you do in the other 42 that makes the difference. There’s some truth in it. Just about every team in baseball tends to fall somewhere between 60 and 100 wins.