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Projections Update: Rangers Reclaim Lead

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The Rangers are riding high, while the Diamondbacks are less likely to advance to the next round than six are to win the World Series. Read about this and projections for the other six playoff squads.

The False Lure of Parity

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The False Lure of Parity: why people say they want an even playing field -- and why they are lying.

High & Inside: 11/03/10

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High & Inside: 11/03/10; Trade speculation, TV Ratings, Ranger's Closure, and a beautiful infographic which may explain yesterday's non-baseball events.

Does the "Better Team" Matter?

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Does the "Better Team" Matter? A questionable point which leads one to ask, "why bother with playoffs?"

Consolation Prize for Texas: At Least You Made It.

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Consolation Prize for Texas: At Least You Made It. Graph of the day has the punishment ready for everyone else.

Bumgarner Takes Clear Advantage Over Hunter Into Game 4

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Bumgarner takes clear advantage over Hunter into Game 4

Precedence Tells Us: World Series Game 4 is Important.

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Precedence Tells Us: World Series Game 4 is Important.

High & Inside: 11/01/10

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High & Inside: 11/01/10 - Bumgarner, Rangers nearing dispair, and a touch of cartographic nerdery.

Cain vs. Wilson: Visual Game Score

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World Series Game 2 Starter Game Score: Cain vs. Wilson; Check out how each starter performed in a per-inning look at game score.

At the outset, my simulator projected the chances of both Texas and San Francisco winning their...

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Projection

At the outset, my simulator projected the chances of both Texas and San Francisco winning their league pennants at 4.5%. Vegas set similar odds. Historically, the odds of two teams with Texas' and San Fran's respective third-order winning percentages advancing to the World Series are even longer: 2.8%. Yet, here we are: one two-seed, one three-seed, and the two lowest WP3 teams representing their leagues in the Fall Classic.

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