## INfinite ERA?!?!?!

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bdrotoronto wrote:
Pedantic wrote:Technically, it would be an undefined ERA, not infinite.

Is this a calculus class or a baseball forum?..

In any event, the one lesson that people will probably remember from this thread more than any other is just to never own Mesa..

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Pedantic wrote:Technically, it would be an undefined ERA, not infinite.

Depends on how you look at it.

Being realistic, it's undefined because we know eventually they will record and out, and then there will be a mathematical answer to the question.

Mathematically, it's infinite since the current pace is for infinite runs before recording an out.

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Strictly mathematically its undefined because the denominator is 0. If you took the Limit of it as it approached 0, it would be infinite.

i.e.
limit as x-->0 of 2/x = infinity.

Not that its important and I'd better not be wrong on that.

Simply, the 2 runs with no outs....you just add 2 runs to your week's total ER and 0 IP to it.
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blankman wrote:Strictly mathematically its undefined because the denominator is 0. If you took the Limit of it as it approached 0, it would be infinite.

i.e.
limit as x-->0 of 2/x = infinity.

Not that its important and I'd better not be wrong on that.

Simply, the 2 runs with no outs....you just add 2 runs to your week's total ER and 0 IP to it.

Interestingly enough, Algebra tells us that Mesa's ERA is undefined, but the only way to approximate his ERA is to use Calculus (or common sense).
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jjigglers wrote:
blankman wrote:Strictly mathematically its undefined because the denominator is 0. If you took the Limit of it as it approached 0, it would be infinite.

i.e.
limit as x-->0 of 2/x = infinity.

Not that its important and I'd better not be wrong on that.

Simply, the 2 runs with no outs....you just add 2 runs to your week's total ER and 0 IP to it.

Interestingly enough, Algebra tells us that Mesa's ERA is undefined, but the only way to approximate his ERA is to use Calculus (or common sense).

And here is was thinking that the only mathematical theory applicable to Mesa's ERA would be the Law of Large Numbers. Silly me.
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bdrotoronto wrote:
Pedantic wrote:Technically, it would be an undefined ERA, not infinite.

Is this a calculus class or a baseball forum?..

In any event, the one lesson that people will probably remember from this thread more than any other is just to never own Mesa..
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