Quote of the day
"Don't make a mistake and say we're heartbroken. Our heart's beating. We won the series, get ready for tomorrow." -- St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa, after the Cards blew a 4 run lead to lose in the 9th inning
The baseball season has just six days to go. Traditionally, the MLB season ends on a Sunday. But this year, the entire schedule was pushed forward a few days, ending on a Wednesday – presumably to get the playoffs off to an earlier start (and finish). There are no more scheduled off days for any team – although for fantasy purposes, teams already in the postseason will continue to give their regulars more rest than usual. If you’re in a pennant race yourself, you’ll need to pay attention! You can’t just “set it and forget it.”
Sortable stats are now up and running for Daily Joust, and I think I now have completed my football stats analytical tools for 2011. If you notice anything in any report or tool that looks incorrect, please send me an email, because I’m probably not aware of it.
Typically, this is the time when I’d start turning attention to fantasy hoops, with an eye toward reactivating all of the related statistical tools. But at this point, it doesn’t even seem to be worthwhile to produce the 2011-12 NBA schedule - although I may do it anyway, since nature abhors a vacuum. The latest news from the labor talks gives no indication that any resolution is even remotely “on the table.” I may have to find other pursuits in October (and November, December, …)