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Just another day... [Oct. 24th, 2005|01:06 pm]
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[Current Music |Phil Collins - "Another Day In Paradise"]

Wow...the weekend did not treat the Astros well. Down 2-0 isn't horrible, though, especially because they're coming home. And Berkman has had two good games, which is promising. The walk-off home run last night hurt, but not nearly as bad as the Pujols one. I'm mostly just happy they made it here at this point. (although I do hope they win a few at home!)

I threw together a PHP script, so you can now calculate baseball Win Expectancy given a situation. I may work on it some more at some point...

The last week or so, I've had some trouble getting to sleep - nothing serious but it's been taking me at least half an hour to get to sleep. I'm gonna try avoiding caffeine this week and see if that helps.

Edit: meant to link to this article about win expectancy. So now I did!

[User Picture]From: onefishclappin
2005-10-24 06:29 pm (UTC)
We actually watched the game last night while playing pool. We watched from when the score was 2-2 (5th inning?) until the end. It was kind of sad, looked like they had a chance and then...
But, how often do Houston players play in near freezing rain/sleet? I hope they'll do better in Texas.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2005-10-24 07:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it looked darn cold out there!
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[User Picture]From: medryn
2005-10-24 06:58 pm (UTC)
Home team, 8th inning, down by 5, runners on 1st and 3rd.

You only have a 0.02197 chance of winning. Fortunately, if you get one more of your guys out, your chances improve to 0.02343. :-)
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2005-10-24 07:03 pm (UTC)
Beware the dangers of relative frequency with small sample sizes! :-)
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[User Picture]From: yerfdogyrag
2005-10-25 05:04 am (UTC)


So, I've been doing the melatonin thing for the past few weeks. I knew I'd have to get up "early" (6:30 is early for me) for a chorus contest, and was using the drug to slowly move my schedule back to human hours. It seems to work reasonably well - about an hour after a dose I start getting pretty drowsy. Only about 20mins to go before I
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