Last edited by Ga_Red; 02-09-2007 at 03:58 AM.
well half of that is right..
“I’m a normal guy blessed with the ability to hit a baseball.” - Sean Casey
I noticed that this morning. W/ 2 math errors you would have thought someond would have caught the errors. Of course I guess all the editors were english majors, definently not math.
The Dayton Daily News:
Just slightly better than the Sixth Grade Gazette.
Reds Fan Since 1971
Originally Posted by 15fan
Don't insult the editor of the Sixth Grade Gazette.
There's a reason why they call it the "Dayton Deadly News".
Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.
How dare you people question Hal's math. He is a hall of famer and anything he says is supposed to be taken as gospel. If Hal says that we'll be a half game up if we sweep then that's the way it is.
ok...ok...here is how I came up with his logic.
If we take one game, we are a half game out.
If we take the next game...we only gain a half game. Because it is the Cardinals and George Grande would not like it any other way.
IF we take the third game, again, we only gain a half game. See above.
It will be then when the George Grande rule will be in effect. For every day the Cardinals lose and the Reds win, the Reds gain half a game.
For every day both teams win or both lose - the Cardinals gain a lead. They are the Cardinals.
For every day the Cardinals win and the Reds lose, the Cardinals gain two games.
If one team is off, the Cardinals automatically gain a game, no matter the outcome.
If both teams are off, the Prince Albert Trump Card is played and the Cardinals gain five games.
See isn't this easy? By my calculations, the Cardinals will either win the division by 1,234.5 games, or 0.5 games.
Fear the Cardinals, for they will even defeat mathamatical probabilities.
So this is how it should be...?
If the Reds win all three, they take first place by a 1½. If they win two, they trail by a half-game. If they win one it is 2½. If they win none it is 4½.
BTW... someone needs to send a email...
2015 Reds record when I'm attending:2015 Dragons record when I'm attending:
"We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops." - Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran
I understand Jim Beattie has some free time on his hands.Originally Posted by KittyDuran
I sat there this morning for like five minutes during breakfast trying to figure out why Hal and I were coming up with different numbers!! My brain is never fully awake at breakfast, so I just assumed that I was calculating incorrectly and moved on. Good to know that my math skills haven't eroded too much since I graduated college a couple months ago!! :
"You made me hope for something better
And made me reach for something more"
"Love is doing all the little things that don't show up in the box score."
Maybe he had trouble seeing his fingers when he was counting??Originally Posted by Super_Barry11
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I am too embrassed to e-mail him. Math is more of a guideline these days.
Cedric 3/24/08It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
Wouldn't do any good. He'd either blame his editors or tell you that 2 + 2 = 5.Originally Posted by Team Clark