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#21 ashbury

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:03 PM

Love all these throwback pics but does any one know the magic number? 

This site keeps track: https://s2.smu.edu/~...can_league.html . It considers things like remaining head-to-head matchups, but we're far enough ahead of Cleveland that this doesn't even change the calculation.

 

If you like to keep track yourself, just look at Cleveland's current number of losses, and our wins. This morning they're at 60. If they won the rest of their games, that would put them at 102 wins. Since we're at 87 wins, we need 16 more to reach 103 and put it out of reach.

 

Each loss they have, going forward, simply reduces our burden by 1, so their losses are equivalent to our wins. It's magic, not math, that number 16.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:23 PM

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Your post, it almost seems, dare a I say, irrational?

We could have an irrational magic number thread. 

 

 

Edited by scottz, 06 September 2019 - 12:29 PM.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:31 PM

 

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We could have an irrational magic number thread. 

I guess that's an imaginary magic number. Sorry.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:32 PM

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:52 PM

I was coming into this thread to say it’s bad juju but I now love the idea of posting the magic number with old uniform pics. Can’t wait for Tony O and Harmon to come around
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:54 PM

I guess that's an imaginary magic number. Sorry.

Here's Cleveland's magic number today: 29.

 

If you combine it with your imaginary magic number, 29+sqrt(-256) gets pretty complex.

 

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:55 PM

 

I guess that's an imaginary magic number. Sorry.

Funny thing, I covered this very subject in a game thread a couple of years ago:

 

http://twinsdaily.co...ls-45-1210-cdt/

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:56 PM

junior ortiz is the man worth waiting for.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:34 PM

 

This site keeps track: https://s2.smu.edu/~...can_league.html . It considers things like remaining head-to-head matchups, but we're far enough ahead of Cleveland that this doesn't even change the calculation.

 

If you like to keep track yourself, just look at Cleveland's current number of losses, and our wins. This morning they're at 60. If they won the rest of their games, that would put them at 102 wins. Since we're at 87 wins, we need 16 more to reach 103 and put it out of reach.

 

Each loss they have, going forward, simply reduces our burden by 1, so their losses are equivalent to our wins. It's magic, not math, that number 16.

I was mostly joking. I was wondering how long a post dedicated to the magic number could go before the actual number was explicitly stated. I'm looking forward to the Billy Martin jersey.Hopefully we see it here and see it with 7 or 8 games left. Or better yet seeing Eddie Gaedel jersey pop up here with 1 in the 9th with us ahead in that game.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:56 PM

 

I was mostly joking. I was wondering how long a post dedicated to the magic number could go before the actual number was explicitly stated. I'm looking forward to the Billy Martin jersey.Hopefully we see it here and see it with 7 or 8 games left. Or better yet seeing Eddie Gaedel jersey pop up here with 1 in the 9th with us ahead in that game.

And with that, we got game threadtm material for the next couple of weeks.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:34 PM

 

Here's Cleveland's magic number today: 29.

 

If you combine it with your imaginary magic number, 29+sqrt(-256) gets pretty complex.

 

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Leroy Robert Paige. Satch, natch.

Satch. 

 

I remember Satch.

 

So fast, the man could turn out the lights and be in bed before it got dark.

 

edit: But not as fast as Cool Papa Bell, of whom Satch noted, after Bell hit a screaming line drive past his ear, "I turned around and saw the ball hit him sliding into second."

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:40 PM

Satch. 

 

I remember Satch.

 

So fast, the man could turn out the lights and be in bed before it got dark.

Cool Papa story, bro.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:42 PM

Satch.

I remember Satch.

So fast, the man could turn out the lights and be in bed before it got dark.


I did that just this mornin'.

Didn't know i was fast...
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:50 PM

Also, looked it up.

Magic number is apparently 32.

Bird number is apparently 33.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:53 PM

 

Satch. 

 

I remember Satch.

 

So fast, the man could turn out the lights and be in bed before it got dark.

 

edit: But not as fast as Cool Papa Bell, of whom Satch noted, after Bell hit a screaming line drive past his ear, "I turned around and saw the ball hit him sliding into second."

Or Byron Buxton who once hit a home run and was rounding 2nd by the time the fans heard the crack of the back. The shortstop said something nasty as he went by so he slapped the third baseman on the catcher's mouth.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 03:11 PM

 

I did that just this mornin'.

Didn't know i was fast...

Not sure this counts:

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 03:43 PM

Not sure this counts:


Well, it doesn't get dark until 7pm, so if i turn lights off at 8am, i got like um... hours to get to bed.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:32 PM

Or Byron Buxton who once hit a home run and was rounding 2nd by the time the fans heard the crack of the back.  

Ooo. Bad Freudian sister, I mean slip.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 08:29 PM

Yah, baby!

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 08:35 PM

And Cleveland's remains:

 

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(Daddy Wags - Leon Wagner 1964-68)

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