This weekend we brought you an overview of some advanced statistics. Today we bring you an overview our own obscure but vital stat: Beers Consumed per Inning (BCI).
Now we're certainly not saying one has to drink to enjoy a game at Dodger Stadium (even when the number-five starter is pitching). If that is not your speed, that is totally cool with us. But if you're one to enjoy a brew or two or five with your baseball, your BCI will act as a guide to how much you may enjoy the game:
|.111||Mellow, but still alert enough to catch a foul ball. Even if it takes some ingenuity.|
|.222||Relaxed, but with wits still intact.|
|.333||Guaranteed bathroom break. Better get a Dodger Dog or two to pad the tum.|
|.444||You're enjoying yourself so much you might even stay the whole game.|
|.555||You aren't afraid to let Manny know what you think about that dropped ball. And you're sitting in the Top Deck.|
|.666||This is when fans start to get, uh, real friendly toward each other. Especially when the Giants are in town.|
|.777||If you're a lightweight, you might end up doing this.|
|.888||You're planning on running onto the field. Don't do it.|
|1.000||Really. Just don't.|
|1.111||Welcome to the major Ligues.|
Variables outside of BCI's scope:
- Tailgating, which we officially can't condone, but hey — at a minimum of $6 inside the stadium for beer, we get it. Since outside bottles or cans aren't allowed inside Dodger Stadium, parking lot booze doesn't count toward your BCI. (Since it's adjusted for park factors, should we call it BCI+?)
- Wine or liquor from the bar, if you're lucky enough to be on the suite level. Remember, 12 oz. beer = 5 oz. wine = 1.5 oz. hard liquor. Your BCI can be adjusted accordingly.
- Beer sales ending after the seventh inning. Extra innings? You're on your own.
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