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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Loser Scores 2017

The fine print:

Bill James came up with Loser Scores after the 2010 season, in an effort to measure how the Pirates’ string of losing seasons compared to other lengthy stretches of bad baseball. I’ve updated the totals every year since then.

You compute Loser Scores in this fashion:

1. A team that has a losing season adds to its Loser Score the total of games under .500, plus the number of consecutive seasons that the team has been under .500.
2. A team that has a .500 or better season ...

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Mike Emeigh Posted: December 12, 2017 at 10:41 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

2017-2021 CBA

After MLB and the MLBPA agreed on a new Basic Agreement for 2017 to 2021 we had a lot of discussion on this site about what was in it. Each time, we wanted to look at the CBA to understand the actual provisions so we could answer a few questions about whatever was in the press releases. For months it has been unavailable.

Today I happened to find it published on the MLBPA site. I’m adding no analysis; I’m putting this here in case anyone wishes to bookmark it, study it, or discuss it. ...Read More...

villageidiom Posted: September 28, 2017 at 06:29 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Greg Spira, RIP

Greg Spira, fellow Primate and long-time friend to many of us, passed away today. Will pass along details as I get them.

Mike Emeigh Posted: December 29, 2011 at 02:27 AM | 45 comment(s)
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