If someone could somehow summarize the discussion between MLBReady vs. the Others, and let me know if it is really interesting and edifying, I might go back and read all those posts, if my coffee doesn't run out. Not being all that snarky; seems like some interesting stuff, maybe.
In the meantime, there are more dead limbs on Boras' Mockery Tree to address:
In a way, Boras was actually complementing the Twins. Bear with me, as I am about to do maths. And keep in mind that old axiom about statistics being lies and damn lies.
If one Twin attends a baseball game, 50% of Twins are at the game. Extrapolating this line of reasoning out to other teams, we can make the following statistical confunderies (made up that word just now.)
If only one Astro showed up for a game, say, Buzz Aldrin, that would mean 532 Astros didn't show up, although that number accounts for ALL humans who have ever been to space, living or dead. Some fans are dead inside, to be sure, but probably not Astros fans right now. 1 out of the 533 people who have been in space is not good. Doing slightly better is San Diego, depending on how you slice it--
If only one Padre showed up for a game, maybe Father Mulcahey, that would represent about 1 of the 200 or so Catholic Military Chaplains currently serving in the military were at the game. If you expanded the meaning of 'padre' to its literal Spanish definition, but confined it to just actual Spanish speakers, it would mean that only 1 out of approximately 150 million Spanish-speaking males that have children (a guess, at best) in the world--el mundo--made it to the game. Pathetic.
Lastly, if only one Indian showed up for a game in Cleveland, that would mean 1,338,999,999 Indians did not attend the game, as they were presumably more interested in a cricket match.
I would say that having half of your fans at the game is the highest percentage any team is capable of producing using this turn of phrase-- depending on how you define "socks"--one pair of socks, or all of the socks of a certain color in the entire world? By the latter definition, I'd have to surmise the the Chicago White Sox have the worst fans in the entire world.
Edited by Han Joelo, 10 November 2018 - 09:35 AM.