November 15, 2012

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 4 comments

With yesterday's AL Cy Young vote, something very interesting has happened.

David Price (TB) won with 153 points.
Justin Verlander (DET) finished second with 149 points.

The scoring system for voting is:
1st = 7pts
2nd = 4pts
3rd = 3pts
4th = 2pts
5th = 1pt

If someone had switched their vote from:

1st - Price
2nd - Verlander


1st - Verlander
2nd - Price

then Verlander would have won the AL Cy Young award.

Here are the results AND individual ballots.

Look at about 3/4 of the way down the list of ballots.

You'll see that Jon Paul Morosi, of Fox, is listed as one of the two voters from the Detroit chapter.

His vote was:
1st - Price
2nd - Verlander
3rd - Hernandez
4th - Weaver
5th - Rodney

Morosi isn't really from the Detroit chapter, he's a national "at-large" voter that baseball writers slotted into the Detroit chapter because he used to be a writer in the Detroit area.

If Morosi had been a "homer" and voted for Verlander over Price...

posted by grum@work at 11:34 AM on November 15, 2012

Canadiens' P.K. Subban's New Job At Boston Pizza Isn't Working Out So Well

posted by tommybiden at 01:55 PM on November 15, 2012

Has anyone seen grum and Nate Silver in the same room?

Thought not.

posted by owlhouse at 09:23 PM on November 15, 2012

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