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Re: Phillies-Twins 6/19 Win Probability Graph

Postby Ursa » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:24 pm

Matthias wrote:
Ursa wrote:
jake_twothousandfive wrote:What is the point of win probability graphs like this? Does anyone actually watch these live?

I doubt people watch them live, even if they are live but they sure are fascinating after the fact. They serve to demonstrate that the game of baseball, alone among all major sports, is not over until it literally is. No other sport can claim that.

The Tennessee Titans and Reggie Miller disagree with you.

Don't get me wrong; baseball is a great sport. But every sport has its share of miracle, nobody would have ever expected, they didn't just do that, I already turned off the TV and cleaned up the living room, comeback wins.

You miss my point. Every other game that I know of has a point of no return where winning is physiocally impossible before the end - soccer (4 goals up in the last minute), football (3 TDs up, a minute to go, no time outs) and so on. That is not true of baseball because there is no clock. Baseball - every single game - has more potential for miracle comebacks than any other sport. It literally is not over until after the last out.
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Re: Phillies-Twins 6/19 Win Probability Graph

Postby wrveres » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:50 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:i find it pretty stupid that each game starts off at 50 %.

cole hamels vs anyone should start out at like 101 % or so.


cracked me up! :-D
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