19 August 2011

Examining the Deliberate Pace of the Yanks and Red Sox @ BtB

We know that the Yankees and Red Sox take forever to finish. Why they take so long is still a bit of a mystery.
Both teams score a lot, frequently reach the playoffs and play important games (which I found to take longer than trivial games), and--perhaps most importantly--play each other quite a bit. But if the Yanks and Sox simply played a slower game because they produce more, then my models should predict game duration and pace as well for those two teams as it does for all the others. As it turns out, this is not the case.
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