The concept of “games behind in the loss column” is really only relevant if two teams have played an unequal number of games. Why do pundits use this terminology so much? Because it reflects how much a team “controls its own destiny.”
What does “games behind in the loss column” mean?
I am fascinated by seemingly random things when it comes to numbers. (Okay, I’m fascinated by a lot of random things, but numbers and statistics in particular.) One of those things is an oddity of the baseball standings that looms large later in the season, when the number of games remaining grows smaller. And that […]
Some readers of this blog get greatly distressed whenever I journey outside the confines of the tax world (I’ve received comments such as “lose the Oprah crap” when I blog about things other than taxes). Well, here’s fair warning: starting in April, you’ll be seeing more blog posts about baseball. Why? Because I’m a baseball […]
In this post, I attempt to fuse baseball’s infield fly rule with the tax world.
I’m stepping away from the tax world today to write about Tony LaRussa, former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. LaRussa led the Cardinals to 2 World Series titles during his time as manager, and the team is retiring his number tonight. Watching the Cardinals has been strange for me this year, looking into the […]