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TommyJohn
10-08-2005, 10:59 AM
According to Baseball Prospectus, the White Sox won 88% of the ALDS,
the Red Sox the other 12%. They based this on both teams VORP, WHIP,
RISP, DIP and NERD.

read all about it here:

www.we'reabunchofdorks.com (http://www.we'reabunchofdorks.com)

TornLabrum
10-08-2005, 11:03 AM
According to Baseball Prospectus, the White Sox won 88% of the ALDS,
the Red Sox the other 12%. They based this on both teams VORP, WHIP,
RISP, DIP and NERD.

read all about it here:

www.we'reabunchofdorks.com (http://www.we'reabunchofdorks.com)

I'm reminded of the Sox commercial earlier this season.

The only stat that matters: W

whtsx1959
10-08-2005, 12:56 PM
Your link's broken

Chips
10-08-2005, 01:41 PM
It seems to me that we won 100% of the series.

ma-gaga
10-08-2005, 01:41 PM
Hey guys, I don't understand something.

LET'S ALL MAKE FUN OF IT! It'll be GREAT!!!

Stroker Ace
10-08-2005, 01:46 PM
Last time I checked, we won 100% of that series. And as Torn said, the only stat that matters is W

SOX ADDICT '73
10-08-2005, 02:07 PM
Well, we kicked 100% of Boston's ass.

I though VORP was when you try to belch and a little puke comes out. If so, their stats are still skewed, since I'm sure more than 12% of Red Sox fans are vomiting right now. :redneck

TornLabrum
10-08-2005, 02:33 PM
Well, we kicked 100% of Boston's ass.

I though VORP was when you try to belch and a little puke comes out. If so, their stats are still skewed, since I'm sure more than 12% of Red Sox fans are vomiting right now. :redneck

And last night any number of White Sox fans who were out celebrating a little too vigorously.

TommyJohn
10-08-2005, 02:41 PM
I though VORP was when you try to belch and a little puke comes out.

Yeech. Good one, though. Wish I'd thought of it.

voodoochile
10-08-2005, 03:21 PM
Hey guys, I don't understand something.

LET'S ALL MAKE FUN OF IT! It'll be GREAT!!!

No, some of us understand it just fine and still think they're full of ****.

Come on, did you see the link to that article saying the Sox had an 88% chance of winning the division posted the day AFTER they clinched the division?

Those guys have their heads so buried in the books, they are missing the story or to put it another way - they tend to get stuck looking at the bark patterns on individual trees and miss the beauty that is the forest...

voodoochile
10-08-2005, 03:22 PM
Yeech. Good one, though. Wish I'd thought of it.

Maybe we can get the link to the hurl tag changed to be :vorp: :wink:

jabrch
10-08-2005, 03:41 PM
Hey guys, I don't understand something.

LET'S ALL MAKE FUN OF IT! It'll be GREAT!!!

Hey guys, someone else doesn't agree with us.

LET'S ASSUME THEY ARE STUPID AND NOT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND OUR CORRECTNESS. It'll be GREAT.

That's crap ma-gaga. Just cuz some people think that BP and the nonsensical manner that they try and distill baseball down to contrirved, gerry-rigged stats is assinine, doesn't mean they aren't smart enough to understand it. They may just be smart enough to understand how stupid it is.

mdep524
10-08-2005, 04:40 PM
[BP geniuses]

The White Sox humiliated the hapless Red Sox three straight games in a best-of-five series. MLB has decided that that means Chicago wins the series and advances in the playoffs and Boston goes home, but just because MLB calls it a White Sox win doesn't make it one.

But it's their game and their rules, so in that respect they can do whatever they want. Congratulations to the White Sox for clinching the ALDS.

[/BP geniuses]

:tongue:

jabrch
10-08-2005, 05:16 PM
[BP geniuses]

Congratulations to the White Sox for clinching the ALDS.

[/BP geniuses]

:tongue:

Or at least 88% clinching at this point...

ma-gaga
10-09-2005, 02:20 PM
That's crap ma-gaga.

Well. I 'missed' the other thread (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58671) which led to this one. Making my post completely ironic.

:cool: I still think BP gets a bad rap here, but hey, not my site.

jabrch
10-09-2005, 10:39 PM
Well. I 'missed' the other thread (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58671) which led to this one. Making my post completely ironic.

:cool: I still think BP gets a bad rap here, but hey, not my site.

That was one of the best pieces of "work" from BP...we were 88% sure of winning the division after we clinched because...they choose to redefine "winning the division" because they don't like how MLB defines it!!!!!

Classic stuff!