Originally Posted by Edskin
My "feeling" was more or less completely off.
(I did this fairly quickly, so it might not be 100% accurate. But here is what I found):
The Reds are 33-22 since 2000 in games that went 12 innings or longer OR took 3:45 or more to complete. Our record in games that took 3:30 was not good at all, but I think 3:45 was a bit more of a "marathon" so I arbitrarily chose that as the cut-off.
From my calculations, we are 0-3 in those types of games this year.
I think it's the old "losses hurts worse than winning feels good" thing. It's funny, going back, I can vividly remember the majority of the 22 losses (especially the ones in the first half of the season), but the 33 wins are more vague.
Interestingly enough, we have had several of those games out in SD and we've done quite poorly in those contests, but overall, my theory just got totally hammered
Thanks again to WOY-- I love doing these random baseball research projects, and I'm not sure how I've missed that site over the year.s
Now, Ed, you next assingment, if you chose to accept it, is to find out how other teams do in these games using the same criteria you used for the Reds. I think maybe, 5-6 teams chosen at random would probably give you a basis of comparison. Good luck.