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Friday, October 05, 2012

Newberg Report: Twelve things

There’s this:

Seven Rangers players have appeared in at least 147 games in 2012, five of them at least 156.  Ten teams since 1969 have featured that latter number.

That’s 10 teams out of 1,198, which is less than one percent.

One of those 10 teams – one of those 1,198 – had five players appear in 155 games following two World Series seasons.  That was the 1975 A’s, who got swept by the Red Sox in the first round of the playoffs.

and this:

The result of the awful finish is that Texas set a Major League record, spending more days in first place (every day between Game 4 and Game 161) without winning a division title than any team since the division era began in 1969.

It’s basically the equivalent of an NBA team taking a lead one minute and 11 seconds into a game, and then holding that lead until squandering it away with under 18 seconds left.

but there’s also this:

Doesn’t matter as long as Texas takes care of business tonight.

Mike Emeigh Posted: October 05, 2012 at 12:02 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: October 05, 2012 at 12:46 PM (#4255157)
It’s basically the equivalent of an NBA team taking a lead one minute and 11 seconds into a game, and then holding that lead until squandering it away with under 18 seconds left.
It's not actually very much like that. At all.
   2. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: October 05, 2012 at 12:56 PM (#4255181)
FTA:
I really like this, which the talented Drew Sheppard has put together, and you will, too – a video montage of every single one of Darvish’s 221 strike threes in 2012.
Watched that and didn't count, but strung together it seemed like an enormously high percentage of swinging Ks...and then I realized that I have no idea what the overall ratio of swinging to looking Ks is. 75%?
   3. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 05, 2012 at 02:46 PM (#4255282)
Why Joe Saunders instead of Steve Johnson?
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 02:54 PM (#4255294)
It’s basically the equivalent of an NBA team taking a lead one minute and 11 seconds into a game, and then holding that lead until squandering it away with under 18 seconds left.
It's not actually very much like that. At all.


I thought that was how almost every NBA game went.
   5. Most doorknobs are on the right side of the doors Posted: October 05, 2012 at 04:05 PM (#4255384)
Isn't this only three things?
   6. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 05, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4255389)
Why Joe Saunders instead of Steve Johnson?
Johnson has a leg injury, and 38 MLB innings.
   7. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4255439)
It’s basically the equivalent of an NBA team taking a lead one minute and 11 seconds into a game, and then holding that lead until squandering it away with under 18 seconds left.


Explaining one sports thing by analogizing to another sports thing isn't really very useful.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: October 05, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4255463)
OK, it's the equivalent of meeting an attractive young woman at a quiet bar, chatting her up, flirting going well, meaningful looks, a few light touches, deal almost closed ... then Chris Berman walks by and says "You're with me Leather" and off she goes.
   9. Tricky Dick Posted: October 05, 2012 at 07:43 PM (#4255793)
Seven Rangers players have appeared in at least 147 games in 2012, five of them at least 156. Ten teams since 1969 have featured that latter number.


Is Newberg implying that the Rangers' players ran out of gas at the end of the season? Is this an argument that Washington should have given more rest days to his starters?
   10. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: October 05, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4256231)
Jack Palance said, "There's one thing. Just ONE thing!"
   11. Poster Nutbag Posted: October 06, 2012 at 02:39 AM (#4256558)
OK, it's the equivalent of meeting an attractive young woman at a quiet bar, chatting her up, flirting going well, meaningful looks, a few light touches, deal almost closed ... then Chris Berman walks by and says "You're with me Leather" and off she goes


So, the A's are Chris Berman?

#### YOU TOO BUDDY!

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