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 10-08-2012, 01:49 PM #1 MrRedLegger Member   Join Date: May 2012 Location: Lexington, KY Posts: 478 ERA of infinity or indeterminate? Jose Mijares allowed 3 runs last night and didn't get an out. Does that make his 2012 post-season ERA infinity or indeterminate because technically you'd be dividing by zero to calculate it. Go Reds! __________________ There are only two seasons - Winter and Baseball.
 10-08-2012, 02:15 PM #2 jhiller21 Member   Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Cincinnati Posts: 1,165 Re: ERA of infinity or indeterminate? I've really never thought about that. I suppose it's indeterminate, but if they were showing his stats in the next appearance they would just show regular season stats anyway. You're right though, cannot be infinity because dividing by zero is mathematically impossible.
 10-08-2012, 02:15 PM #3 Biff Pocoroba Member   Join Date: Apr 2005 Posts: 193 Re: ERA of infinity or indeterminate? I've always called it "infinity and am backed up by the box score from ESPN.com gives him an ERA of "INF"
 10-08-2012, 02:18 PM #4 jhiller21 Member   Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Cincinnati Posts: 1,165 Re: ERA of infinity or indeterminate? Another interesting point, dividing by zero may be impossible, but so is the nature of infinity. There's a little thing called entropy which means everything has an ending.
 10-08-2012, 02:18 PM #5 TeamSelig Member   Join Date: Aug 2002 Posts: 3,736 Re: ERA of infinity or indeterminate?
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Re: ERA of infinity or indeterminate?

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 Originally Posted by jhiller21 Another interesting point, dividing by zero may be impossible, but so is the nature of infinity. There's a little thing called entropy which means everything has an ending.
for SF, entropy is a little past 8pm tomorrow.

10-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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Re: ERA of infinity or indeterminate?

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 Originally Posted by Biff Pocoroba for SF, entropy is a little past 8pm tomorrow.

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