Truth in Numbers

The Joy of Sox blog posted a great visual of the Red Sox’ current offensive woes:

0100000000010000000000000000000001000000101000000000

That’s the 50 inning running linescore for our bats.  Ugh.

10 comments… add one

  • I thinks that spells “We Suck” in binary……….

    dabize May 2, 2008, 2:27 pm
  • Coincidentally, that is binary code for “Won’t hit until ice cream machine is replaced.”

    Hudson May 2, 2008, 2:29 pm
  • Or, “What are you doing, Dave?”

    SF May 2, 2008, 2:33 pm
  • Well, I looked it up (I had to) and it’s decimal equivalent is 1.1 quadrillion, which is about the number of runs the Texas Rangers are on pace to give up this year.
    Scoring 5 runs in 50 innings and still going 2-3 in the last five games? Isn’t that good news? If we’re afraid that the Sox are going to score 400 runs this year, then this might be a cause for concern. Or it could just be an offensive rough patch that the pitching staff has been filling in admirably for.

    FenSheaParkway May 2, 2008, 2:43 pm
  • It’s because I haven’t been to a game yet. Damn work keeping me out of town so much. I’m usually at about 5 games by now, so I have some serious catching up to do, starting this weekend by going to all three!

    LocklandSF May 2, 2008, 3:51 pm
  • “If we’re afraid that the Sox are going to score 400 runs this year”
    I’m getting there after watching the last few games
    Guess I need to step back a bit……

    dabize May 2, 2008, 4:51 pm
  • I count 52 innings.
    0100000 – 7 innings, end of 11-inning loss
    000010000 – Sat, Tampa wins
    000000000 – Sunday, Tampa shuts out Boston
    000000001 – Boston comeback #1
    000000101 – Boston comeback #2
    000000000 – Thursday, Tor shuts out Boston

    Anonymous May 2, 2008, 5:07 pm
  • Above post was me. Apparently, the switch to .org ignores my saved personal info cookie.
    For fun, hits over the same stretch:
    1300101
    201020000
    100001000
    010010012
    010000213
    010101000
    And lined up with the run line:
    0100000000010000000000000000000001000000101000000000
    1300101201020000100001000010010012010000213010101000

    Kazz May 2, 2008, 5:19 pm
  • Holy crap, that does look terrible when the hits are lined up with it. If this keeps up through the weekend, the Herald might want to ask the Daily News if they can borrow their “Stinko De Mayo” headline from a couple years ago.

    FenSheaParkway May 2, 2008, 5:38 pm
  • Looks like we were about 1/3 as efficient at turning hits into runs as the ol’ Hitless Wonder Pale Hose of 1908.
    FWIW……

    dabize May 2, 2008, 6:34 pm

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