Games That Honor the Decimal System

As the first game of Friday’s White Sox/Indians double-header was winding down (a 19-10 free-for-all), ESPN.COM’s Doug Kern tweeted at me: Doug Kern @dakern74 @dianagram I don’t have a handy lookup for this (yet), but there are innings of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 in that game. That can’t happen often. Fortunately for Doug (and you!), I happen to … Read more

Fibonacci Seasons and Careers

At the VORG, we’re not just geeked on odd names.  We like numbers too.  We bestow the annual “Pi Young Award“.  We’ve looked at prime number linescores.  We’ve looked at perfect square linescores.  Now its time to tackle Fibonacci numbers. In mathematics, Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following integer sequence: 0, 1, 1, … Read more

This Year we will have World Series CVIII (corrected)

Unless you’ve been in a hyperbaric chamber, state of suspended animation or a cave the last two weeks, you know that tomorrow will be Super Bowl 46.  But the NFL, in what I can only hope was a nod to the “Roman gladiator”-style entertainment of the sport, identifies each year’s final game by a Roman … Read more