Comments on: Stat Challenge goes on the DL http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Scott http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935/comment-page-1#comment-28422 Fri, 02 Jul 2010 16:33:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6935#comment-28422 I look forward to seeing its return, hopefully with a dedicated link or some way to remind people of its existence and make it easier to find...

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By: Mr. Dave http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935/comment-page-1#comment-28351 Fri, 02 Jul 2010 02:53:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6935#comment-28351 I really enjoyed this feature. If nothing else, it seemed like it added a sense of community to the site. I hope it comes back, and when/if it does, I shall pick up playing it again.

Offhand, is there any way to set up your spreadsheet to tabulate the answers for you based on the actual results? If so, I would imagine that would make things much easier on you.

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By: fhomess http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935/comment-page-1#comment-27543 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 18:15:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6935#comment-27543 I never saw week 5, either. I've participated almost every other week, including the preseason. I'll echo the others that it was frustrating to not know how I had done in weeks I didn't make the top finishers. Even if it wasn't tabulated for me, there was no way to go back and see what my submissions were.

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By: KennO http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935/comment-page-1#comment-27459 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 02:27:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6935#comment-27459 I'll echo the others - I really enjoyed participating so I hope it comes back soon, but I also understand how time consuming it must be. I missed Week 5 as I was coaching my son's 10-yo team at a tournament in Cooperstown and got to visit the HoF for a nice 4-hour visit!

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By: James W. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935/comment-page-1#comment-27372 Sun, 27 Jun 2010 17:39:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6935#comment-27372 I know I missed 2 of the 5 weeks just because I had forgotten about it :/ It was still a really fun game to play. I'm definitely a stats guy, as I'm sure we all are here, and I used to sit down and do my research in my spare time to TRY and make an educated guess. I'm here with everyone else when I say that I hope it's a speedy recovery for the Stats Challenge!

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By: koma http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935/comment-page-1#comment-27353 Sun, 27 Jun 2010 16:08:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6935#comment-27353 to Nr.8

this is defintly not necessary as the weekly winner will appear on Top as soon as the last game is played. The reason is very simple as if you are in the lead after 5 days you guessed right for only 5 gamedays and not the whole 7. Therefor i prefer not to come close to the top position éarly:)

The only method to show a daily update is to calculate the stats for a 7 day interval such as if one team has 6 games in the 7 days and actually played 3 and got 12 runs vou can calculate them to about 24 runs expected and with this calculated stats you can show a more likely outcome.

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By: Shlomo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935/comment-page-1#comment-27275 Sun, 27 Jun 2010 03:03:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6935#comment-27275 Nice game. Thanks anyway.

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By: DannyKugler http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935/comment-page-1#comment-27148 Sat, 26 Jun 2010 06:00:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6935#comment-27148 I really enjoyed staying up late the night before the entry was due to get mine in so it's sad to see the challenge go on the DL. I had heard of Baseball Reference and poked around the site but once I started participating in the challenge I was hooked and now subscribe so I can really dig into the data. I too hope it is a short DL stint but certainly understand not being able to keep up.
Thanks again...

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By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935/comment-page-1#comment-27085 Fri, 25 Jun 2010 23:58:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6935#comment-27085 My guess on this one is that people {such as I} probably chose this inopportune time to take a vacation.

I'd say this is my two cents, but thanks to inflation, my two cents is only worth a penny.

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By: badenjr http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6935/comment-page-1#comment-27031 Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:14:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6935#comment-27031 Real bummer. It was fun to see how we stack up against one another. Here's a suggestion... Don't have your week run Monday to Sunday. The entries were often made available on Friday afternoon. Anyone who's away from the computer all weekend doesn't think to come back and enter before the games start on Monday. If you do decide to stick with Monday to Sunday, make sure the entries are available on Thursday evening.

It would also be cool if there was a way to provide daily updates to the weekly standings. I imagine that could be done pretty easily if there's a single query you can make for the answer to a question. (And if there's not a single query to be made, then you could probably stand to ease up on the effort you put into the questions.)

Just my 2 cents.

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