It’s an off-day tonight, which gives me ample time to bring up something odd from Saturday. After their win over the San Diego Bay Pod Rays, Fox Sports Net casually threw out a statistic that literally made my mind explode into lesser minds, each of which also exploded, and so on until I had a Mandelbrot set of exploding brains:
They said the Detroit Tigers’ record, with a lead going into the 9th inning, was … hold on, let me take a sip of this delicious beverage…
I did not believe this stat at all when I heard it, even though Fox Sports has never been wrong before. So I went to look it up. Damn sure enough, no losses with a lead after eight innings. Lots and lots of losses when it was tied, though!
That number, after Sunday’s win, is now 33-0. And after this post, it will be 33-1.