Thursday, October 26, 2006

Holy Crap

Scooter is back. And with the voice (and face) of Jeff Suppan. How perfect. Maybe Scooter will also say "Vote for McCain." After all, it is Fox.


  1. I'm tired. And too lazy to look it up, but I have to believe that this WS has had more errors by pitchers than any series ever.

    Also, I was thinking that this may be not just the least watched Series ever, but the least attended - in terms of average fans per game. with both teams sporting new "retro" parks with diminished capacities, I figured it had to be close. I think they have 43 and 47 in Det and STL, respectively. Although old Busch was about 55 and Fenway was 34, so that is a bit less. And maybe the SF-Ana series were both in the 40s.

    I doubt there are any official stats on this, but with the trends going to smaller parks, it is a bit ironic that actual viewers of the WS is declining in a time when attendance is at an all time high. I don't know if any of that means anything (or even makes sense).

  2. Okay, just read this:

    "Detroit's pitchers have committed a World Series-record four errors"

    Although calling this a "record" seems a bit dubious to me. Kind of like the "stat" argument we had earlier. This just seems so arbitrary. I guess you can have a record for most losses in a season or most strikeouts, but stuff like this gets to the arcane (which is why I said *most* errors by pitchers in WS). I mean is someone going to say that so and so has the record for the most strikeouts by a left handed pitcher against right handed hitters in a night game.