Comments on: Possible Giants-Rangers World Series http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Bryn http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697/comment-page-1#comment-63109 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 09:30:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8697#comment-63109 well, it looks like the match up is right. it will be the rangers and giants this year. looking forward to it.

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By: megan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697/comment-page-1#comment-63062 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 03:27:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8697#comment-63062 Steve, I thought 'Interleague' had gone on a lot longer than that...at least the 70s. Especially considering All Star competition has been going on since 1933. Thanks for getting back to me :). I am a die hard RED SOX fan and extactic Rangers kicked Yankee butt! BASEBALL ROCKS!!!

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697/comment-page-1#comment-63058 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 02:18:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8697#comment-63058 Megan - see: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/history/interleague/index.jsp

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By: megan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697/comment-page-1#comment-62831 Sat, 23 Oct 2010 02:28:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8697#comment-62831 Steve,
That statement makes absolutely no sense!!! June 12th 1997 was first "interleague game" in MLB history.....where do you get that??

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By: aldon hilton http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697/comment-page-1#comment-61006 Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:28:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8697#comment-61006 Question:

I just heard a sport show host state that "most of the time the favorite teams when the NLCS series."

Is that true?

What is the percentage of time that the favorites win and what is the percentage that the underdogs win their NLCS series?

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By: tim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697/comment-page-1#comment-60928 Fri, 15 Oct 2010 07:44:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8697#comment-60928 Wow, the respondents here did a nice job of changing the subject by the time this one was done. You went from the chances of a Giants-Rangers series, to television advertising rates, to the Boston Redskins. I'm just gonna bring up Komodo Dragons and see if anyone wants to take it from there.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697/comment-page-1#comment-60887 Fri, 15 Oct 2010 02:13:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8697#comment-60887 I read somewhere a long, long time ago that this name [Boston Redskins] . . . was chosen because it was reminiscent of both of Boston's major league baseball teams of that era - the Red Sox and the Braves.

Ah, for the days when football rode the coattails of baseball.

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697/comment-page-1#comment-60883 Fri, 15 Oct 2010 01:32:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8697#comment-60883 @25 Thanks for the verification of the Giants origin. The Cardinals football team has gone through four place names in the time that I have been aware of them - Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix, and Arizona - so I knew they were not named for the baseball Cardinals. I also know that the Stanford teams are called the Cardinal instead the Cardinals. They were formerly called the Indians.

I have heard of long-ago pro football teams called the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees. The Washington Redskins were formerly the Boston Redskins. I read somewhere a long, long time ago that this name, that, unlike the former Stanford name or the one-time Redskins of Miami University of Ohio or Ohio's American League team, has never been changed to something more "politically correct", was chosen because it was reminiscent of both of Boston's major league baseball teams of that era - the Red Sox and the Braves.

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By: Tom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697/comment-page-1#comment-60630 Thu, 14 Oct 2010 06:48:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8697#comment-60630 Yes, TV advertising is sold by the size of audience. Usually networks guarantee a certain audience size. If the ratings come up short, the network has to throw in something else to make it up.
Fox -- nor anything other broadcaster nor company -- generally doesn't break out specifics, but in most years the network says it loses money on the World Series. However, Fox uses baseball to promote its other programming.
Fox did all right last year.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2009/11/yanks-fox-celebrate-series-win.html

The markets involved in the World Series or NBA Finals make a huge difference on the ratings.
If Tampa and Pittsburgh were to meet it would be a ratings disaster. Sacramento and Orlando in the NBA Final would be a ratings disaster for the network.

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By: Phrozen http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8697/comment-page-1#comment-60598 Thu, 14 Oct 2010 03:29:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8697#comment-60598 #4; Mike20001

Alaska is actually the Giant-esque state. Texas is third, behind East Alaska and West Alaska.

No offense to the Giants, they're a great team in a great city, but I'm rooting for a Threepeat pennant-winner.

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