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#21 jimmer

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:32 PM

 

Another thing that seems logical, but do we have any imperical evidence?
Are there any studies showing that players are worse if they play more games?

There's a lot of traditional old school theories on how much playoff experience plays into a team's chances, how going into the playoffs 'hot' or 'cold 'plays into a team's chances, how a players' playoff history plays into how well he will do, and so on.  And since we've been told that all our lives, it's got to be true.

 

All of it scientifically proven ;-)

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:05 PM

Another thing that seems logical, but do we have any imperical evidence?
Are there any studies showing that players are worse if they play more games?

When asked about how a group of inexperienced people would perform under real pressure, a logical, wise man once said "As with all living beings, each according to their gifts."

Edited by yarnivek1972, 12 September 2017 - 07:05 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:44 PM

When asked about how a group of inexperienced people would perform under real pressure, a logical, wise man once said "As with all living beings, each according to their gifts."


Did he say anything about sample size, or standard deviations? :)
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#24 Old Twins Cap

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:34 PM

There's no formula for playoffs.

 

The game starts and players go at it.You hope your team plays well because not doing so means your team loses.

 

That's how heroes and legends are made.They happen to play well and win, in the playoffs.

 

Here's to hoping the Twins play well, make the wildcard and play well.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:48 PM

The game starts and players go at it.You hope your team plays well because not doing so means your team loses.

This is obviously true, and someone posting an essay on probabilities or scenarios doesn't deny it. So I'm not sure what you are trying to get across in the context of this topic.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:57 AM

Now 6-6 in September, and all against teams with losing records when we entered the series. Gonna have to do better now, even if 6 are against playoff teams.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 05:24 PM

I do not care who we play - the question is - can we rise to the occasion?  Do we have pitchers who can step up?  Is Colon just an asterisk in Twins History or can he find a way to do more than a miserable quality start?  Will Sano ever come back?  Can we just step forward with a win streak and look like a championship team?


#28 Craig Arko

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 05:36 PM

I do not care who we play - the question is - can we rise to the occasion?  Do we have pitchers who can step up?  Is Colon just an asterisk in Twins History or can he find a way to do more than a miserable quality start?  Will Sano ever come back?  Can we just step forward with a win streak and look like a championship team?


Tune in tomorrow night, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.

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