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From the Archives: Baseball and “Games Behind in the Loss Column”

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: |

The concept of “games behind in the loss column” is really only relevant if two teams have played an unequal number of games. Why do pundits use this terminology so much? Because it reflects how much a team “controls its own destiny.”

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Baseball: Revisiting Games Behind in the Loss Column

By | August 2nd, 2014|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: |

What does "games behind in the loss column" mean?

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Baseball: When One Loss Equals Two Games

By | June 21st, 2014|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: |

I am fascinated by seemingly random things when it comes to numbers. (Okay, I'm fascinated by a lot of random things, but numbers and statistics in particular.) One of those things is an oddity of the baseball standings that looms large later in the season, when the number of games remaining grows smaller. And that oddity [...]

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Fair Warning: More Baseball Posts to Pop Up this Year

By | March 21st, 2014|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , |

Some readers of this blog get greatly distressed whenever I journey outside the confines of the tax world (I've received comments such as "lose the Oprah crap" when I blog about things other than taxes). Well, here's fair warning: starting in April, you'll be seeing more blog posts about baseball. Why? Because I'm a baseball fan [...]

Connecting Strange Baseball Rules to Taxes

By | October 8th, 2012|Categories: Editorial Commentary, Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: |

In this post, I attempt to fuse baseball's infield fly rule with the tax world.