Monday, July 30, 2007

There's Nothing Like a Game Eleven

Statisticians at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (seriously) establish that the chances of anyone other than the best team winning the championship can be minimized by moving to a 265-game regular season and an eleven game World Series:

The researchers, who specialize in studying random behavior in complex materials, plugged the odds of low-seeded teams beating high-seeded ones, 44% in baseball over the past century, into a mathematical model of a typical season. The more games played, the better the chances are that the higher-seeded teams will become champions, the study shows.

There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that this study was funded by A's and Braves fans.

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