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Pipe Down Philadelphia

Posted on: September 6, 2009 5:19 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2009 12:04 am
 
  1. Last night (9/5/09), Ross Ohlendorf struck out the side against St. Louis in
    the 7th inning on just nine pitches.  It marked the 43rd time in
    Baseball history that the feat had been pulled off; and
    Ohlendorf became the 40th man to accomplish it. Card batters were K. Greene, J. Lugo and  J. La Rue)
  2. We'll be hearing a lot in the coming days about the Bucs having a losing record for 17 straight seasons, breaking the 16-year mark held by the Phillies.  Here is best how we Pirate fans can rebut:
(sort by W/L %)

11) Pirates 19,441GP 9,744W 9,561L (.505)

28) Phillies 19,288GP 9,022W 10,154L  (.470)

Only Padres and Devil Rays are worse than Phils, who are 115
years older than Tampa Bay and 86 years older than San Diego.  The best way to measure it: Philadelphia is 1,132 games below .500 and they would need to go unbeaten for 7 consecutive 162-game seasons to level the scales!
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Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2009 12:54 am
 

Pipe Down Philadelphia

The Philthies Suck.  They think their jonny-come-lately championship elevates them to some revered-franchise status.  Screw them.  I am OFGSus.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2009 5:28 pm
 

Pipe Down Philadelphia

The best way to measure it: Philadelphia is 1,132 games below .500 and they would need to go unbeaten for 7 consecutive 162-game seasons to level the scales!

That is a staggering figure.  Hard to believe.  I mean, math professors must be baffled, especially those that focus on probability and statistics. You know, flip a coin almost 20,000 times and it would be next-to-impossible to have either heads or tails come up 1,132 times more than the other.  It seems like all of the pre-1900 franchises should be at or near .500 like Pittsburgh.  This makes me want to look up the other sports, too.  The Steelers for example are probably .500 or worse even.  I know that current fans would find that impossible to believe, but from 1933-1972 they really were the doormat of pro football. Great post again Pirateball.  Some hope in this 18th straight clunker season.  But a great comeback win against the Cardinals today.  Makes up for Ohlendorf not getting a win in that awesome effort last night.  This season is ending better despite all the losses.  The young kids are playing their guts out and the games are worth watching unlike other recent Septembers.



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