Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gø B1ue!

A few weeks ago, I stated that "while I don't know this 'percentage binary' figure for the other teams, I'm willing to bet the Dodgers are tops in the league".

Well, I decided to research it and this is what I found (through Monday's games):

(click graph to enlarge)

Sure enough, the Dodgers are far and away tops in the league, with 26 of 69 binary games (38%). In a very distant second, third, and fourth place are Oakland (28%), the Chicago White Sox (26%), and San Diego (26%), respectively. Even if you take away the four binary games in which the Dodgers scored 11 runs, it's still not even close.

P.S. I just noticed that this inadvertently serves as a good companion piece to Sax's post below. Our messages are aligned: the Dodger offense sucks.

16 comments:

kensai said...

Hahaha. Outstanding, simply outstanding.

Steve Sax said...

EK, I was going to do this exact analysis...but since you have it:

--what percentage of the Dodgers' games had them scoring only 0 or 1 run? And how does that percentage compare with the rest of the league?

If this is easy to run, I'd love the info... thanks

Sax

Eric Karros said...

Well I can answer the first question, as 26 of the Dodgers' 69 games were binary, and in 4 of those 26 games they scored 11 runs (and I believe they had no games with 10 runs or 100+ runs). So that leaves 22 games with 0 or 1 runs, out of 70 (add one non-binary game for yesterday), or 31.4%.

Unfortunately I don't know what league avg is.

QuadSevens said...

01010011011000110110111101110010
01101001011011100110011100100000
01101111011011100110110001111001
00100000011011110110111001100101
00100000011100100111010101101110
00100000011011110111001000100000
01111010011001010111001001101111
00100000011100100111010101101110
01110011001000000110100101110011
00100000011001110110111101101001
01101110011001110010000001110100
01101111001000000110101101101001
01101100011011000010000001110100
01101000011001010010000001000100
01101111011001000110011101100101
011100100111001100101110

Seriously.

Eric Karros said...

Quad, are you throwing down a puzzle of your own? Cuz that looks like about what we're paying Andruw Jones. And this time I'm talking base-10, not binary...

QuadSevens said...

There actually is a message in there EK. A binary to text translator may be needed though.

Similarity to Jones's paycheck was unintentional.

Steve Sax said...

01001001011001100010000001
10100101110100001000000110
01000110111101100101011100
11011011100010011101110100
00100000011010110110100101
10110001101100001000000110
11010110010100100000011001
10011010010111001001110011
011101000000110100001010 , quad sevens.

Eric Karros said...

I'm not sure if either of you really have a hidden message in your binary or not, but if you want a binary puzzle, here is a legit one:

In honor of yesterday's game thread conversation, find the hidden binary message below to reveal my thoughts on SJP:

1011101011011111101011001110

The rest of the SoSG audience should be forever grateful that I'm relegating this one to the comments section of this nerd-post as opposed to making it a full-fledged off-day puzzle.

QuadSevens said...

The first guess that comes to mind would be a website called SarahJessicaParkerLooksLikeAHorse.com. Currently down because of so much traffic, but there is a nice message from stablemaster Wilbur as well as some funny photos.

Eric Karros said...

Poor poor SJP. In her defense, those are some good looking horses. Anyhow, for the binary puzzle this website may prove more helpful.

QuadSevens said...

Badface! Nice! My website was close, but your puzzle gets the message across much quicker.

Eric Karros said...

Quad, Sax, I finally get your messages. As you can see, when it comes to solving puzzles I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Eric Karros said...

...and it sure was tedious manually transcribing all those 0's and 1's into ascii. That'd be sweet if one day they could make like a website that automatucally does the conversion.

QuadSevens said...

They have a website for that EK. Do a google search for "binary to text" and click on the first link. (I'd post the site here, but it would get cut off.) Then you just have to copy and paste all the binary into the second box and translate.

Steve Sax said...

quadsevens: you could tinyurl it

QuadSevens said...

I'd never tried that before, but I like it.

http://tinyurl.com/nyuo