Aug. 29th, 2007

rhu: (simpsonized)
So I was wondering idly this morning... The best record that a baseball team could (theoretically) have and not be World Series Champions is 172-4. (Sweep all 162 regular season games, 3 games in the division pennant, 4 in the league championship, the first 3 World Series games, then lose the most heartbreaking four games in history.)

What's the worst record a team could have and still win the World Series? I don't know enough about how the season schedule is constructed to answer the key question of how many intra-division games there are --- they'd have to win exactly half of those plus one, right? That's assuming that every game is played and none are rained out; if we allow for canceled games, how few do they have to win to win their division?

[Edited to hide evidence of my lack of knowledge about baseball]
rhu: (simpsonized)
So I was wondering idly this morning... The best record that a baseball team could (theoretically) have and not be World Series Champions is 172-4. (Sweep all 162 regular season games, 3 games in the division pennant, 4 in the league championship, the first 3 World Series games, then lose the most heartbreaking four games in history.)

What's the worst record a team could have and still win the World Series? I don't know enough about how the season schedule is constructed to answer the key question of how many intra-division games there are --- they'd have to win exactly half of those plus one, right? That's assuming that every game is played and none are rained out; if we allow for canceled games, how few do they have to win to win their division?

[Edited to hide evidence of my lack of knowledge about baseball]
rhu: (torah)
I had hoped to have prototype 3 of my siddur (prayer book) bound before this Shabbat. That's not going to happen at this point. I've hit a few snags and I am now at the point that all the pages are printed and folded. It's too late tonight to start stitching, and that means that there's just no way that I'll be able to complete assembly by Shabbat.

But on the positive side, I should be able to have the stitching done by the end of the weekend, so I should have it completely bound by next Shabbat, when we enter the most liturgically challenging month of the year. And I'm really pleased with my layouts for the piyutim.
rhu: (torah)
I had hoped to have prototype 3 of my siddur (prayer book) bound before this Shabbat. That's not going to happen at this point. I've hit a few snags and I am now at the point that all the pages are printed and folded. It's too late tonight to start stitching, and that means that there's just no way that I'll be able to complete assembly by Shabbat.

But on the positive side, I should be able to have the stitching done by the end of the weekend, so I should have it completely bound by next Shabbat, when we enter the most liturgically challenging month of the year. And I'm really pleased with my layouts for the piyutim.

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