Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cleveland Indians and their two-out run-scoring base hits

Are the two-out run-scoring base hits that the Indians have been getting in the playoffs a fluke? Have they been getting lucky?

Of course...yes.

They are on a good run, been getting lucky and winning games. There's nothing wrong with getting lucky and winning games, but if you hear someone give you a rational reason for these two-out hits, you'll know they are falling into the trap of forcing an explanation for randomness. Randomness is a part of sports. Sometimes the answer is: they got a good roll of the dice a few times. Nothing more, nothing less.