Series loss in Seattle
Series split in Oakland
Series win in Chicago
Do you see a pattern emerging?
Obviously the logical next step is: "Undefeated for the rest of the season."
It was really fun being at .500 for a day on Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed it while it lasted.
And now we're home for the Pirates and the Astros. I've grown quite fond of the Pirates, and I can't really bring myself to think mean cut-throat things about them. Luckily, my irrational hatred of the Houston Astros can pick up the slack, freeing my to think happy fluffy bunny thoughts about the Pirates, while channelling my fierce competitive rage (I hate them. I hate them. I hate them.) towards the Astros later this week. It works out OK.
I'm working on a secret project that requires me to do some number crunching of real statistics (as opposed the pretend, but no less important, statistics that I prefer crunching.) Some interesting things I felt like sharing:
- Nearly half of adult women in the United States consider themselves at least casual fans of Major League Baseball.
- Women account for more than 1/3 of the people who are "Avid MLB Fans."
- While the number of men who consider themselves loyal or avid fans of Major League Baseball has been declining over the past several years, the number of female loyal or avid fans is basically the same now as it was in the 1930's. And in the over-30 age demographic, the number of female fans has grown steadily.
Moral of the story is, girls rock. And we make up a statistically significant chunk of the MLB audience, even if the media and advertisers choose to ignore that fact.
And more randomness, thanks to Anna M, who emailed this to me....in case you haven't seen this yet. (I tried to embed the video...but it didn't work.)