It's that point in the season-long blogathon when you spend hours on Baseball-Reference looking for things to write about. Extra-inning games are interesting, right?
Here's a fun fact for you: The Mariners and Tigers haven't won an extra-inning game this year. And the Astros and Indians haven't lost one. Here's another: Home teams have won 8,632 of the 16,758 extra-inning games (52.4%) since 1900.
How has your team done in modern times? Here's how the 30 teams stack up since 1998, when the Rays and Diamondbacks were added.
One last extra-inning factoid for you, the loyal reader. Only four extra-inning games have ever ended with a double digit run differential. The last to occur was July 3, 1983; the Rangers scored 12 runs in the top of the 15th to beat the Athletics, 16-4. The box score is great. So is this Rangers logo.
Baseball is here! And more importantly, that means the over/under game is back. It seems as though everyone is an expert this time of year. Somehow we convince ourselves that we are better at predicting baseball outcomes than everyone else. Well, AFITB is putting that to the test for the third year in a row. Think you know more about baseball than us? You probably do. But go ahead and prove it anyway.
Baseball is simply the best.
Can the playoffs get even better? Yes, if you play this game with us.
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