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May 08, 2011

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 9 comments

A stat called Pitches Saved measures the efficiency of MLB pitchers; it calls Greg Maddux the most efficient pitcher of our time. "During his career, the league average was 144.1 pitches per 9 innings, yet Maddux himself averaged only 120.6. For reference, no other pitcher with at least 2000 IP since 1988 has averaged fewer than 130 pitches per 9 innings." The ace's side career as a mass murderer goes curiously unremarked upon.

posted by Venicemenace at 11:50 AM on May 08

The ace's side career as a mass murderer goes curiously unremarked upon.

All of the energy saved by his pitching efficiency had to be used somewhere.

posted by Howard_T at 12:32 PM on May 08

The ace's side career as a mass murderer goes curiously unremarked upon.

Well, it's a common oversight, really. Very few people A) know of his remarkable career as a mass murderer of prostitutes and 2) know that the longevity and efficiency of his baseball pitching career required the blood of prostitutes.

posted by NoMich at 07:02 PM on May 08

Joe Thornton just had a dive that would make Ronaldo proud.

And Setoguchi has killed the Wings this series.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:49 PM on May 08

Without reading the article, I was pretty sure that Doc Halladay was going to be #2. He has 14 9-inning complete games (and one 10-inning complete game) where he threw 100 pitches or less, including this ridiculous one which only took 83 pitches.

posted by grum@work at 10:37 PM on May 08

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One of the greats, in and out of the ring.

posted by owlhouse at 11:24 PM on May 08

Joe Thornton just had a dive that would make Ronaldo proud.

Greg Louganis never dove with that kind of grace. Luckily, it didn't cost the Wings the game. On to game 6, one game at a time...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:36 AM on May 09

Thorton's dive (for the curious)
NHL has to do something to nip this in the bud - getting to look like UEFA out there

posted by kokaku at 09:10 AM on May 09

Joe Thornton just had a dive that would make Ronaldo proud.

I gave it about an 8.9 because Thornton never even tried to look as if he were attempting to stay upright. It was way too obvious. Is there any score recorded from the East German judge?

posted by Howard_T at 02:07 PM on May 09

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