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Posted by Jeff Erickson at 10/5/2007 10:56:00 PM
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Interesting that all four DS have started off 2-0. Has there been an instance where all four series have been sweeps? What's the likelihood of that happening to begin with? How about once they all get to 2-0?


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I'm wondering who has the best chance to still win their series. The Yankees, I guess?
Posted by spianow at 10/6/2007 12:22:00 AM
 
What happens to A-Rod if the Indians sweep 'em and he goes hitless again? I assume Yankee fans will forget all about his magical 162-game season and blame him for their failures once again.
Posted by kennruby at 10/6/2007 6:12:00 AM
 
Now wait a minute - while nothing that happens in October should diminish the admiration we have for A-Rod's awesome year, the fact that he's been in a playoff funk for a while (4-for-50 with no RBI in his last 14 playoff games) *is* a legitimate story. I'm not saying we should skewer the guy, and obviously if the Yankees lose it's not directly attributable to him (it so seldom is about one player), but let's not act like people are crazy to bring it up, either.
Posted by spianow at 10/6/2007 10:47:00 AM
 
Oh I definitely agree with that Scott. I was just wondering aloud how big of a story that would be.

It's a team game, and I hate when one player gets blamed for losing while others are off the hook. Last I checked, NONE of the Yankees were hitting much in this series, and the Indians had thrown two Cy Young candidates at them. It's not A-Rod's fault that they lose, but as the team's best player, he should be able to "lead" them better than he has.
Posted by kennruby at 10/6/2007 12:42:00 PM
 
If every game's 50/50 (which it basically is on average in the playoffs), then the chances of four sweeps are 1 in 2 to the 8th = 1 in 512. There are 12 games but it doesn't matter how the first four go. Only that the next eight also conform to the winner of the first four. If we say that some teams who sweep are better than the teams getting swept, it might be closer to 1 in 250 or 300.


Posted by cliss at 10/6/2007 1:34:00 PM
 

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