Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dalton Jones Average Soars 25.5 Points In May

FenwayNation's Dalton Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) experienced a huge increase in May—rising 25.5 points to 99.7. The Index nearly made up all of its April losses (-25.8), and now stands just shy of the normalized benchmark level (100.0). Interestingly, DJIA Panel members gave the highest confidence ratings to the team's defense, followed by relief pitching, offense and starting pitching.

FenwayNation offers its readers this monthly reading of "The Mood Of The Nation" through our exclusive Dalton Jones Industrial Average. Named for the all-time Red Sox pinch-hit leader, the average is a composite index of four key metrics: starting pitching, relief pitching, total offense and total defense. The initial 2012 preseason reading from our panel was normalized and set to 100.0 as the benchmark reading for the remainder of the year. The editors of FenwayNation have selected a panel of readers from throughout the world to weigh in every month on the state of the Carmine Hose. The Index number—and its fluctuation up or down—has proven, over the years,  to be an accurate bellwether of actual performance.