Tuesday, July 31, 2007

256


Major league baseball teams would have to play 256 games for the real good teams to shine through. Otherwise the 162-game season is too short and some underdogs come out. Two physicists of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico who should be studying quarks instead decided to run a simulation of the baseball schedule and found that the cream will only rise if there are more games. Because there's always some chance that a lesser team will win any given game, teams would have to play a larger number of games to overcome statistical randomness—specifically, the number of games should be the cube of the total number of teams, write Eli Ben-Naim and Nick W. Hengartner in an upcoming issue of the journal Physical Review. Well, maybe that's why they placed the wild card to stir things up.
And then, of course, there is that mathematician who said that the Yankees will dominate this year. That was in April. He he he.

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2 Comments:

Blogger The Nashman said...

I remembers playing baseball iddi. How comes baguio does not have a baseball league?

nash,
President, Pinoys Against Basketball
"Hoy pandak,tama na ang pagkukunwari"

4:41 PM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

Mt Province has a growign softball training program. Funny for Sagada because they have no open field to speak of. So they are used to palyign infield hits ala Ichiro ta nu saan matinnag diay bangin.

12:53 PM  

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