Voltairev

Voltaire

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The division so far this year, with teams represented by games +/- .500. I included some relevant...

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The division so far this year, with teams represented by games +/- .500. I included some relevant teams and their end-of-season marks on the right-hand side for reference. These graphs are an excellent way to "see" the division race, especially after the season is well underway.

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White Sox Dynamic Ticket Pricing

Greetings LGTers. There are many of you who live in Chicago, or so I understand, so I wanted to pose the following query. My friend and I are going to see the Tribe tomorrow down on the South Side....

Atlantic League Signs (First?) Indonesian Player

Also from the article: "In addition to Mastny’s signing, the Patriots have announced the activation of utility player Ryan Freel, who is re-joining Somerset after a brief absence to start the season." I think I am in love with the Patriots.

Vote for Indians All-Time 9

Look, something to distract us from the end of this horrid season! The Indians are holding a competition on their website to choose the "All-Time 9" - which in this case means the nine best-hitting single seasons by position.

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A Beautiful Summer Evening

Note: this post is picture-intensive   This afternoon, I made the trip down to Columbus to watch the Clippers. The game began at 5, early enough to remain light, but late enough for the sun to set...

All-Star Ballotting Has Already Started

We are roughly 15% done with the pre-All-Star break portion of the season.

Link to larger image Here is an updated version of the season standings chart. New additions...

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Link to larger image Here is an updated version of the season standings chart. New additions include the proper scale for a full season and 20-game increments on the Y-axis. The gray lines along the x-axis indicate the first of each month. This is current as of this moment - it includes today's Indians game but nothing else (as no-one else in the Central has played yet today). I am open to suggestions on improvement and/or additional features y'all would like to see.

Because I'm sure you all want to see the suckitude of the season so far represented...

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Because I'm sure you all want to see the suckitude of the season so far represented graphically. Y-Axis is games over/under .500. Larger Image

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Game 2 Overflow Thread: Look, and Despair

This is simply ugly. Feel free to use this as an intentional over-reactions thread as well.This is simply ugly. Feel free to use this as an intentional over-reactions thread as well.This is simply...

link to larger image Turn to page 76 of your Indians Annual. There you'll see the 2008 AL Central...

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link to larger image Turn to page 76 of your Indians Annual. There you'll see the 2008 AL Central Pennant Race feature. I was delighted when I saw this in the Annual - and then crushed. I'm a fan of baseball graphs myself and was elated to see their inclusion, but the two styles shown are vastly inferior to what I present here. The reasons are thus: the "Winning Percentage" graph is crazy and meaningless near the start of the season - note that the graph doesn't even begin until April 30 - and the rest of the season is "compressed" together, as more games played means the more resistant the percentage is to change. The "Cumulative Wins" graph is just five lines with minutely different slopes. I think the weaknesses of this format speak for themselves. Shown above is the 2008 AL Central presented in the "Games Over/Under .500" format. It looks like a pennant race. Everyone starts out at the same spot - zero. A win will change your position on the graph just as much in September as it will in April. The teams diverge noticeably, and it's easy to tell why one team changes places with another in the standings. Why did Detroit pass Cleveland for third place in June? It wasn't an Indians collapse (yet); Detroit was just red-hot. Some notes about the graph: the x-axis is rendered in days, not games played. Double-headers are compressed into the day played. This unfortunately means splitting a double-header looks the same as a day off. I could fix this if I wanted to be precise. Full disclosure: the above is my personal summary of a chapter from John Davenport's fantastic (out-of-print book) Baseball Graphics (1979).

Wood has minor back problem

Wedge stresses the issue is minor. Many hands are wrung. UPDATE: Per Castro again, Wood had a full workout today and expects to throw a full bullpen session tomorrow. [Jay]

Planetary Extreme Baseball Alliance (PEBA)

Offseason got you down? Looking for a fantasy baseball league where you can care about VORP instead of RBI? Give another look at the PEBA, a fictional fantasy baseball league originally formed from members of the LGT community. The PEBA has grown up since you may have last heard about it - we're currently looking to add a second human-run league to the universe by turning our currently AI-run Japan-based league over to human GMs. If you like the idea of running your own team, have grown tired of the simplicity of fantasy baseball, or just can't wait for pitchers and catchers to report, check out the PEBA. You won't be disappointed! The league is run by LGT poster Corsairs, a dedicated lurker. I run the West Virginia Coal Sox franchise and recently completed a fire sale of epic proportions. My fans may never speak to me again. Come join the fun!

The Columbus Clippers unveiled their new uniforms today. They feature a more "modern" look as well...

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The Columbus Clippers unveiled their new uniforms today. They feature a more "modern" look as well as a new "C" hat logo to play up the Cleveland connection. Perhaps most notable are the red-top home alternates. The real news, of course, is that LaPorta is gonna look smokin' in that red uni. Link at Clippers Homepage

Good grief

Didn't really believe this when I read it. Would he actually accept such an offer?

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Game Thread: ALCS Game One

Go Rays. Now, for the 75-word filler:   ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays announced their roster for the American League Championship Series and, as expected, they went with 11 pitchers and 14 position...

Marte Done

This just raises all sorts of questions, most of which can be answered with the sad statement that we've probably seen our last ever Marte Parte.

Bullington to start on Saturday

I believe Bullington is literally the last starting pitcher we have on the 40-man. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Santana to Akron

As per CastroTurf. He's starting the game, too!

Marte hungry for a real opportunity

The last sentence says it all: "If nothing else, [Marte]'s mastered the art of catching ceremonial first pitches."

I don't know if anyone else here is a big baseball card geek like I am, but I've been making a few of these and thought I'd share one. Trying to ruin the photo to match the original set is the most enjoyable part. This isn't a particularly good job; the h

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I don't know if anyone else here is a big baseball card geek like I am, but I've been making a few of these and thought I'd share one. Trying to ruin the photo to match the original set is the most enjoyable part. This isn't a particularly good job; the hue needs to be off, and I think I added too much "noise." But here it is!

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Game Thread: March 29, 2008

I hope this isn't a duplicate. My last thread never showed up.   Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Sizemore, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .349 Michaels, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 H...

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Game Thread: March 28, 2008

Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Sizemore, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 Cabrera, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 Hafner, DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 Martinez, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0...

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Game Thread: March 20, 2008

Oh, c'mon people! It's Indians baseball, and this one's on TV!Basketball is NOT more interesting than this.As I write Byrd just hit B.J. Upton in the elbow and he's out of the game.Also - the new...

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Game Thread: March 16, 2008

I'm not going to let y'all get away with it this time! Game thread up ten minutes early, so take THAT!Sizemore, CF Dellucci, LF Hafner, DH Martinez, 1B Peralta, SS Blake, 3B Gutierrez, RF Cabrera,...

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Game Thread: March 15, 2008

Wow. Nobody started a diary for today's game? I get here late to find NOTHING? Shame on you all. Shame. Shame. Shame.One-line diaries are prohibited on Let's Go Tribe!. Give your diary a bit more...

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Game Thread: March 13, 2008

Fausto Carmona goes for the Tribe against the Blue Jays. The game is on the radio but I don't know about anything else. McDonald, Inglett, Luna all starting for the Jays. Hat trick!And now to fill...

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Game Thread: March 10, 2008

Paul Byrd gets the start for the Indians as they face the Devil Rays in the road. The starting lineup looks like this:Gutierrez, CF Michaels, LF Peralta, SS Hafner, DH Garko, 1B Cabrera, 2B ...

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