Mapping the Comeback

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This amazing chart, courtesy Fan Graphs demonstrates just how improbable was last night’s Yankee comeback (note how close to 100 percent the Rangers’s chance of victory remained through the 6th), and how those chances then toggled back and forth in the wild, stomach churning final innings. An index of our emotions as much as the game.

6 comments… add one
  • That is the most worthless graph I have ever seen.
    What ever happened to “It ain’t over ’till it’s over”?
    Yogi must be rolling in his grave right now…

    Mayday Malone May 17, 2006, 11:29 am
  • Yogi probably had the best seat in the house last night.

    NickYF May 17, 2006, 12:17 pm
  • This graph is a nice illustration of “garbage in, garbage out”

    Tom sf May 17, 2006, 3:19 pm
  • Yogi rolling in his grave? Uhhhh…. Yogi’s still alive.

    Ally May 17, 2006, 3:42 pm
  • Yogi’s still alive?!?! Naaaahhhhh- get the f*#k outta here…

    Mayday Malone May 17, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • I’d like to see this chart over the entire course of the 2004 ALCS. Is it available at that site, I wonder? I’ll check.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 10:52 pm

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