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GOG 2009 #45

I hope you all had a nice extended weekend. Now it's back to work on the GOG...

The A's head into Chicago for a quick two game set with the White Sox. The White Sox have pretty much written off any playoff chances at this point (they are 8.5 games behind Detroit in the AL Central, 11 back in the Wild Card, and just last week they traded Jim Thome so that he could play for a contender). However, they are still showing signs of life, taking three of four from the Red Sox over Labor Day weekend. It's a short series, so here is a short GOG.

Also, I'll be in section 120, row 26 tonight. Come say hi if you're at the game! Hmmm... I'm not sure if there are any Chicagoans among the GOG regulars.

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GOG #45 :: Short Set in Chicago (21 points possible)

Two game series @ Chicago White Sox -- September 8 and 9

UPDATE -- answers added below in bold

  1. Series outcome [3 points] 1-1 split
  2. Carlos Torres will make his fourth major league start Tuesday against Brett Tomko. His first three starts have been spread out over the last 2+ months and range from very good (7 shutout innings against the Cubs) to shockingly awful (6 walks in 3.1 innings against Cleveland). Predict his IP/ER/BB against Oakland [2 points each] put this one in the shockingly awful category -- 0.2 IP, 5 ER, 1 BB (2 HR!)
  3. Fresh off a sweet grand slam against Seattle, how many RBI is Hairston responsible for against the White Sox? [3 points] 3 RBI
  4. I went to two White Sox games over the weekend and for both games the Chicago designated hitter was Scott Podsednik. Seriously. Does Pods manage an extra-base hit, since he's trying to fill Thome's shoes? (note: just tell me whether or not he gets an XBH, regardless of whether he is DHing or playing outfield) [3 points] [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] yes, 2 doubles for Scotty Pods
  5. U.S. Cellular Field has a consistently high HR park factor, with a current value of 1.151 (means that 15% more home runs are hit in U.S. Cellular than in an average ballpark). How many home runs for each team in this series? [2 points each] 2 HR for each team
  6. Will Gordon Beckham make it into either of the games in this series? (He left Saturday's game after the top of the first with a tight back) [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] nope
  7. Which former Oakland outfielder has a better series by WPA, Jermaine Dye or Mark Kotsay? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] They both had an overall negative contribution to win probability, but Kotsay was less negative (-.038) than Dye (-.327)
  8. Bonus question -- How many overpriced ballpark beers will Colin drink during the two games? [0 points] 2, and they were delicious!

Game one kicks off at 5:11 pm. You don't want to miss any Brett Tomko, so get your answers posted early!

Results

Sort of a weak little GOG on my part, but I'll try to make up for it with the next series.

Overall scoring statistics

  • mean = 2.76923 points
  • standard deviation = 3.13990 points
  • mode = 6 points
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via cfcp.uchicago.edu

Your Scores

Congratulations to doctorK for winning the GOG! Also, Angry Sean breaks through the 200 point barrier, and nevermoor somehow pulls slightly away from zaniac75 despite forgetting to post an entry.

name place (this GOG) score (this GOG) # of GOGs place (all GOG) score (all GOG) place (by AVG) score by AVG
doctorK 1 7 45 7 243 24 0.166
micdog2001 2 6 37 6 258 10 0.213
Angry Sean 6 40 14 204 27 0.156
Rated-R Superstar 6 39 4 271 9 0.217
oblique 5 4 37 10 213 20 0.177
JLeverenz 4 28 15 191 11 0.213
colin 7 3 44 5 264 17 0.185
swatnick 8 2 25 11 211 1 0.261
A'sfaninNC 2 37 3 275 5 0.231
GoAs 10 1 33 9 215 15 0.197
zaniac75 11 -1 43 2 324 4 0.232
stranahanahan -1 10 41 48 N/E 0.156
muffinpryde 13 -3 38 12 208 23 0.167
Mantecan As Fan DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.024
SoCal As Fan DNP -- 14 30 93 N/E 0.200
NateHST DNP -- 15 25 112 7 0.225
DCinWC DNP -- 16 32 84 26 0.158
mikeA DNP -- 31 8 232 6 0.227
ZeroIndulgence DNP -- 20 24 116 21 0.176
gigglingone DNP -- 16 23 117 8 0.225
Kimberly DNP -- 21 19 131 16 0.189
vegAN ryAN DNP -- 4 52 27 N/E 0.185
diehardoaklandfan22 DNP -- 16 27 106 12 0.202
Walton711 DNP -- 1 78 9 N/E 0.214
travdog6 DNP -- 2 95 1 N/E 0.013
Boonee DNP -- 3 58 19 N/E 0.174
RayJEdd DNP -- 12 28 104 N/E 0.252
A'sBowlingLeague DNP -- 2 58 19 N/E 0.244
elephantbaseball DNP -- 19 20 126 14 0.200
brian.only DNP -- 4 69 14 N/E 0.096
robertmelvin DNP -- 6 43 41 N/E 0.188
OaktownPower DNP -- 16 26 110 13 0.201
roscoe DNP -- 29 17 161 22 0.168
Flashfire DNP -- 1 88 6 N/E 0.143
designatedforassignment DNP -- 3 68 16 N/E 0.145
tresselfan DNP -- 4 85 7 N/E 0.046
KMoAsFan DNP -- 4 57 20 N/E 0.137
streetfan DNP -- 40 16 190 28 0.144
Gallagher's Watermelons DNP -- 1 74 10 N/E 0.238
GreenOctober69 DNP -- 1 82 8 N/E 0.190
SLOtown DNP -- 10 36 60 N/E 0.174
baseballnut020 DNP -- 9 40 51 N/E 0.173
MaineAthletic DNP -- 12 33 73 N/E 0.187
j_rich36 DNP -- 1 85 7 N/E 0.167
scutaroknowstheway DNP -- 1 92 3 N/E 0.071
train80 DNP -- 35 13 206 19 0.179
nevermoor DNP -- 42 1 339 3 0.247
FormerHuntsvilleStar DNP -- 11 31 88 N/E 0.251
jay_sensei DNP -- 6 42 44 N/E 0.227
easyraider DNP -- 14 29 99 N/E 0.206
Athletix Man DNP -- 9 37 59 N/E 0.199
Athletics fan and runner DNP -- 6 52 27 N/E 0.133
Holy Toledo! DNP -- 1 92 3 N/E 0.083
Nico DNP -- 1 74 10 N/E 0.278
EddieVegas_NRAF DNP -- 1 99 -1 N/E -0.028
JLaff DNP -- 1 91 4 N/E 0.111
WaddellCanseco DNP -- 5 51 28 N/E 0.164
crb29 DNP -- 11 34 70 N/E 0.196
eastcoasta'sfan DNP -- 4 56 23 N/E 0.161
Oaktownflav DNP -- 3 64 17 N/E 0.156
Future Ed DNP -- 6 43 41 N/E 0.197
JediLeroy DNP -- 1 82 8 N/E 0.222
Dalesman DNP -- 2 88 6 N/E 0.083
nateh37 DNP -- 7 45 39 N/E 0.174
anomaly_kat DNP -- 3 61 18 N/E 0.173
sprtsnwyn DNP -- 2 64 17 N/E 0.250
VORP is too nerdy DNP -- 4 47 32 N/E 0.234
asyouwish33 DNP -- 1 82 8 N/E 0.250
jeffro DNP -- 4 61 18 N/E 0.150
Cutthemullet DNP -- 3 55 24 N/E 0.238
stabbin_mcadams DNP -- 1 74 10 N/E 0.312
jasonthea DNP -- 4 49 30 N/E 0.219
fruitattack DNP -- 11 48 31 N/E 0.086
adragon DNP -- 29 18 154 25 0.164
Helloooo 1st DNP -- 6 46 34 N/E 0.165
King Richard DNP -- 2 71 13 N/E 0.203
jpl DNP -- 8 39 55 N/E 0.222
baseballgirl DNP -- 1 74 10 N/E 0.286
whiteshoes40 DNP -- 18 35 68 29 0.116
walkoff baltimore chop DNP -- 1 85 7 N/E 0.200
spiffyjwc DNP -- 2 71 13 N/E 0.194
samljm DNP -- 1 78 9 N/E 0.265
pam5981 DNP -- 7 37 59 N/E 0.276
Gaijin_Suketto DNP -- 1 69 14 N/E 0.424
harenshair DNP -- 15 20 126 2 0.249
tosk DNP -- 5 50 29 N/E 0.179
mikev DNP -- 1 64 17 N/E 0.515
Leopold Bloom DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.029
ElQuesoCapitan DNP -- 3 61 18 N/E 0.194
Trainman DNP -- 2 92 3 N/E 0.049
OptimistPrime DNP -- 1 90 5 N/E 0.179
dtownmbrown DNP -- 4 54 25 N/E 0.182
Blicks DNP -- 21 20 126 18 0.183
chillicothe20 DNP -- 1 78 9 N/E 0.265
ChadGod DNP -- 1 71 13 N/E 0.382
SamYam DNP -- 3 58 19 N/E 0.186
JLopez DNP -- 4 78 9 N/E 0.069
robbo650 DNP -- 4 64 17 N/E 0.132
Steve in Napa DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.032
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