Comments on: Happy 2011 Opening Day! http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491/comment-page-1#comment-103276 Sat, 02 Apr 2011 13:56:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10491#comment-103276 One game does not a season make but ...... fireworks at the Rogers' Centre. Bautista's upper deck bomb, Arencibia etc. Go get 'em Jays.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491/comment-page-1#comment-103223 Sat, 02 Apr 2011 00:36:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10491#comment-103223 Casey @8 -- Yes, scoring has declined each year since 2006, but let's keep it in perspective -- the total drop is less than 10%. There have been bigger changes than that in several single seasons throughout MLB history.

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By: Casey Abell http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491/comment-page-1#comment-103008 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 03:01:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10491#comment-103008 LA scratches out another run in the eighth. Broxton coughs up a homer to Burrell in the ninth but hangs on for the 2-1 win. Today's average: 6.83 runs per game. The 1968 average: 6.84 runs per game.

Nah, just a coincidence. Just a few games. Doesn't mean anything.

At least I hope it doesn't mean anything.

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By: Casey Abell http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491/comment-page-1#comment-102983 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 02:09:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10491#comment-102983 Hey, I don't really think we'll see 1968 all over again, if only because of the DH and we're starting from a higher level: 8.76 runs per game last year compared to 7.54 in 1967. But offense has done nothing except decline since 2006, so we might sink close to or even below eight runs a game this year.

And Selig is talking about an attendance increase? Um, I dunno.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491/comment-page-1#comment-102981 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 01:57:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10491#comment-102981 @5, Kds -- Because the word "doubleheader" has been expunged from the MLB dictionary.

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By: Casey Abell http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491/comment-page-1#comment-102980 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 01:56:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10491#comment-102980 Just for fun I used this terrific site to check the actual opening day from 1968. There were ten contests that averaged 6.2 runs per game for both teams combined. Four shutouts including a 1-0 score and a couple of 2-0 efforts. Not to mention a couple games that ended 2-1 and 3-1.

Hm, sort of looks like today...though as I type LA just scored to lead 1-0 and they're still threatening. Okay, the "rally" is based on a couple errors. But what the hey, maybe they'll get to seven runs a game today!

Or maybe not. The "rally" fizzled after the single tally. 1-0.

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By: kds http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491/comment-page-1#comment-102979 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 01:53:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10491#comment-102979 Hey Casey, Not only is it just a few games, but it is still March and not exactly hot hittin' weather out there. Probable sleet, maybe snow predicted here. (Washington, DC.) Why did they start the season on a Thursday in freezing, freaking March anyway?

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By: Casey Abell http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491/comment-page-1#comment-102975 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 01:40:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10491#comment-102975 Great to have baseball back, but so far it's deja-1968-vu all over again. Thirty-eight runs in six games, about six-and-a-half per game for both teams combined. I'm writing as LA and San Fran have slumbered through five scoreless on their way to a very possible 1-0 verdict.

Sure, it's just a half-dozen games with the top pitchers. But a sign of things to come? Ouch.

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491/comment-page-1#comment-102888 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:09:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10491#comment-102888 @2/... John Autin Says: "...B-R -- the only database that also works as a hot stove!"

...And it's environmentally friendly too...

Counting down the minutes till noon today and the start of 2011 MLB...

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10491/comment-page-1#comment-102770 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 04:21:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10491#comment-102770 Congratulations, everyone -- we made it through another offseason.

B-R -- the only database that also works as a hot stove!

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