Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but ...


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According to Accuscore, the Toronto Blue Jays only have a 3.8 percent chance of making the playoffs. I saw this in Jeff Passan's article on Yahoo Sports, that a machine similar to the J.P. Ricciardi Bullshit Translator 3000 runs around 10,000 simulations of how the rest of the season plays out.

But I have a feeling the "simulations" were actually just two guys sitting in a basement playing Bases Loaded for 2 weeks straight, to determine who makes the playoffs. If you ask me, I think it's going to be Hawaii and Utah in the World Series.

5 comments:

  1. I loved Bases Loaded! I played as KC. Why? Because they wore blue like the Blue Jays did. Sad, but true. Won the pennant too.

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  2. That's right - I think KC had the grey/blue uniforms right? I think I always used Philly, but never had the patience to play the whole season through. I commend you for sticking it out all the way to the pennant!

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  3. I remember playing Bases Loaded, trying for a pennant, and after about 4 games or so I would eventually find a spot to pitch to that was unhittable by the opposition. I would set my NES Advantage to rapid fire, and put something on the button to weigh it down so I could go to sleep. When I would wake up, GAME OVER. hahaha. Never completed the season, though. *sigh*

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  4. Come to think of it, I used a pitcher named Ryan as my closer, and he was a lefty. Foreshadowing???

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  5. Wow, that IS weird. Ryan was the closer? Maybe it was B.J.'s dad that was in Bases Loaded?

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