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Elimination pokeys

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I had a dream last night that there were people dressed in papier-mâché spheres. Each of the spheres had the name of an MLB team on them, and as each team was eliminated from its division race, the people chopped off that sphere with an axe. They kind of looked and behaved like the Pokey character in the Shifting Sand Land level of Super Mario 64. So I did a drawing.

See it bigger here.

Written by Craig

September 15th, 2011 at 9:48 am

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  1. Enjoy your depiction of and love for the game of baseball. Have been wondering if there is an interesting infographic to be had with teams and the number of inning they play each year. Most obviously would be about 18 x 162. But I wonder if there are seasons when a team played a lot of extra inning games, didn’t play the bottom of the ninth a bunch and had games cut short because of weather. Just a thought. Keep up the good work.

    Dan

    15 Sep 11 at 10:54 pm

  2. Thanks, Dan. So far this season Minnesota have played the least (1298.2 innings pitched), and Atlanta the most (1371.0). There does seem to be a vague connection between amount of innings played and the quality of the teams. Better teams, on the whole, seem to play more innings. It’s not a direct correlation (Philadelphia have played the sixth least innings in the NL), but it’s vaguely similar. Info sources: http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/NL/2011.shtml, http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL/2011.shtml (scroll down to “Team and League Standard Pitching” and sort by Innings Pitched).

    Craig

    15 Sep 11 at 11:55 pm

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