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2012 MLB Regular Season Running Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Mar 28, 2012.

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  1. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    Here we go.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It means how they would have finished if every player on the team walked enough.
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

  4. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Math is bad and you should feel bad.
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    How does this suit you, Moddy:

    The Orioles had a Pythagorean record of 82-80. They went 16-2 in extra-inning games and 29-9 in one-run games. The bullpen was the team's only real strength. Those are signs of good management.

    Melvin, whose A's had a Pythagorean record of 92-70, did a great job, one that might have won him the award in many other seasons. But this is Showalter's trophy.
  6. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    Anyway, Pythagorean Record is just a way to calculate how many games a team "should" win based on run differential.

    The mildly complicated math is here:


    In practice?

    The Nats scored 731 runs and allowed 594 runs. Their Pythagorean W-L is 96-66. They went 98-64. Well within the standard deviation.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, I know what Pythagorean means. Not sure how it applies to baseball. Another sliderule stat designed to make someone sound smart and complicate a beautifully simple game.

    And that is good. Well edited.
  8. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Not for nothing, but no one has used a sliderule since you were our age.
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    My point remains
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I'm not even sure I would recognize a sliderule. I suppose you also talk about column length in picas.
  11. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    If we start counting out headlines, I am leaving.
  12. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

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