Thursday, August 01, 2013

Do it for Sid!

No, not that Sid

But here is a graphic factoid.  Only this week are the Pirates faring better than they did in their last season in the playoffs. Probably more important, this week they have diverged from last year's trend.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

Problem with this using this figure for year-by-year comparison is that each year's line is dependent on a single team - the next best or worst team in the division/league/overall that season. So this year's line is dependent most of the year on either the Cards or the Red Sox, depending on if these are division, league or overall games back.

Winning percentage would be dependent on a larger sample - all the team's in that year, and might more accurately reflect the Pirates relative performance.

Thursday, August 01, 2013 9:52:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

lots of issues comparing over 20+ years, whether it be winning percentage or not. Different divisions, wild card.... interleague play.

Thursday, August 01, 2013 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger joe said...

say hey the oversized toaster video halfway down the page that's on auto-start is making the baby yinzer cry.

and I'm not the same Joe as above, but with him and others who request another version of the chart re: the .500 mark, just for the sport of it at this point.

earliest known sporting of the Jolly Roger on a jacket?

Thursday, August 01, 2013 7:42:00 PM  

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