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• ##### It's math stuff...(6+ / 0-)

In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. It is determined by dividing the number of earned runs allowed by the number of innings pitched and multiplying by nine. Runs resulting from defensive errors (including pitchers' defensive errors) are recorded as unearned runs and are not used to determine ERA.

A run is counted as unearned when:

A batter reaches base on an error (including catcher's interference), and later scores a run in that inning by any means.
A baserunner remains on base as the result of an error on a fielder's choice play that would put the baserunner out except for the error, and subsequently scores.
A batter reaches first base on a passed ball (but not a wild pitch) and subsequently scores by any means.
A baserunner scores after the third out would have been made except for an error other than catcher's interference.
A batter reaches base on a fielder's choice which removes a baserunner who has reached base safely on an error or has remained on base as the result of an error, reaching first base on a passed ball on a called or swinging third strike, or remained on base on an error on a fielders' choice play that should have retired him, and subsequently scores.
A batter or runner advances one or more bases on an error or passed ball and scores on a play that would otherwise not have provided the opportunity to score.

One must imagine Sisyphus happy. Camus

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• ##### I'm sure you missed the joke(6+ / 0-)
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but if it wasn't a joke, just tell him to ask Nate lol.

“The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson” -FDR

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• ##### This Nate?(6+ / 0-)

PECOTA, an acronym for Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm, is a sabermetric system for forecasting Major League Baseball player performance. The word is a backronym based on the name of journeyman major league player Bill Pecota, who with a lifetime batting average of .249 is perhaps representative of the typical PECOTA entry. PECOTA was developed by Nate Silver in 2002-2003 and introduced to the public in the book Baseball Prospectus 2003.

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• ##### Nope. That other Nate:(6+ / 0-)
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“The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson” -FDR

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• ##### Well(6+ / 0-)

I got the Nate right, anyway. I figured you meant Nate Silver.

• ##### Yep, but the vid I posted above is(6+ / 0-)
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funny anyway. lol

“The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson” -FDR

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• ##### Wut?(6+ / 0-)

Oh never mind. I can't keep it straight. Never have been able to.

• ##### Read you some sabermetrics(6+ / 0-)
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“The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson” -FDR

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• ##### That shit just(6+ / 0-)

cannot go into my brain. Statistics, oog.

• ##### Try imagining a hypersphere with 4 dimensions(5+ / 0-)
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and then think about how a bit of calculus and integration is teh hard.

“The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson” -FDR

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• ##### Calc-based physics was teh hard...(5+ / 0-)

My favorite problem...
There is a small stand with a phonograph and LP record that is (um.. say) 2 feet off the floor. On the edge of the record there is an ant who can grip on to 1/2 G. The record accelerates to 33 1/3 rpm in (um... say) 20 seconds.
The starting point of the ant is 0 degrees.

The questions were:
At what point (in degrees) does the ant
lose its grip ?
And
Where does it land?

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• ##### No matter what I answer(5+ / 0-)
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The height off the floor isn't a factor. Unless you are factoring mu, and I assume we aren't. Oh fuck that, it's Friday and I haven't been able to even think on that level in ten years, just tell me the answer haha

“The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson” -FDR

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• ##### I don't remember all the particulars...(5+ / 0-)

It was an extra credit-take home problem.
I know I couldn't do it now.
I do remember that I got it right.

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• ##### Wait, it gets thrown at 180 because that(5+ / 0-)
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is teh moment the record totally overcomes g. Amirite?

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• ##### Make that 90 and it lands exactly one(5+ / 0-)
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r left of the center of the player.

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• ##### I couldn't get past (3+ / 0-)
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