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Why does Winito use Plate Appearances (PA) instead of At Bats (AB) for baseball and softball in our enter game screen?  We have tried to eliminate as much confusion as possible in the enter game screen by requiring coaches/admins to enter a players PA instead of AB.  This way coaches won’t be confused on whether to enter total AB’s or official AB’s.  PA is the same as official At Bats so we have labeled it PA in an attempt to avoid confusion.  Below is a good example that shows a players offensive stats for one game to give you our reasoning.

Example:

In a game a player has 4 PA’s, 2 BB, 1 HR and 1 SO.  If you enter in these four stats for a player we will calculate the player’s AVG for the game and season, On Base Percentage for the game and season, Slugging % for the game and season, Total Bases for the game and season and the official AB’s for the game and season.

Using the example above if we used AB instead of PA some coaches would enter 4 AB’s for this player while others would enter 2.

The first coach is thinking that his player had 4 At Bats, 2 walks, 1 Home Run and 1 strikeout.  This coach is right, his player did have 4 At Bats but only 2 of them were official because the player Walked 2 times.

The second coach might look at his players stats and enter the game stats this way: 2 At Bats, 2 Walks, 1 Home Run, and 1 Strikeout.  This coach is also correct, his player had 2 “official” At Bats but since his player Walked twice, his stats would be all screwed up in terms of his batting average and on base percentage.

Due to the example above we use PA instead of AB while entering game scores for Baseball and Softball because we don’t know whether a coach will interpret AB as official AB or total AB.  We calculate the official AB’s for you based on the other statistics you enter so you won’t miss out on any stats.

It’s Jimmy V Week

Posted: December 12, 2010 by connorohalloran in Blabber Mouth

18 years ago The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and, of course, Jim Valvano.  In 1993, just eight weeks before Jimmy V passed away he gave one of the the most memorable ESPY speeches of all time.  If you haven’t seen it you can check it out right here . This 15 minute speech will literally make you laugh, cry, and think.

Come join Winito where you can laugh at your victories, cry at a close loss and think hard about defeating your opponent while pursuing the sports and games you love.

Please don’t forget to help out the V Foundation for Cancer Research too!

Rex Ryan and the Jets no match for Tom Brady and the Patriots

Posted: December 7, 2010 by connorohalloran in Blabber Mouth

After three consecutive Monday night blowouts, football fans finally had a Monday night game to look forward to.  The New York Jets took their 9-2 record into Foxborough to take on the 9-2 New England Patriots. The Jets had already beaten the Patriots and were hoping their stingy defense could slow down the red-hot Patriot offense.  For the fourth consecutive week, the game was a blowout.  The Patriots took a 24-3 lead into halftime and won by a final score 45-3.  The Patriots now are in sole possession of first place in the AFC East and have an AFC best 10-2 record.

Pritesh’s favorite team lost to his alleged second favorite.

Heat too hot for Cavs

Posted: December 3, 2010 by connorohalloran in Blabber Mouth

Last night was LeBron’s much anticipated return to Cleveland.  The game was competitive early but LeBron had a season high 38 points by the end of the third quarter and and the Heat won by a final score 118 – 90.  While many spectators were impressed with LeBron’s performance in front of 20,00 booing fans, there is one person who will never be impressed with anything LeBron does. unless that “thing” is winning an NBA championship. What do you guys think, is Skip Bayless too hard on LeBron James?