Triple Crown Standings

Before the Italian Fest bocce tournament started I said on Facebook “Last year we won 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th place. Lets add 4th to the collection!” In retrospect I should have clarified. I wanted us to win 1st, 2nd, 3rd, AND 4th, and 5th too. Not just fourth … but just fourth is what we won. Congrats to Mike, Allison, Monica, and Tim for doing better than anybody else in the league, but lets face it, as a league we earned ourselves a big slice of failure cake.

After winning Italian Fest 8 years in a row, we have now failed to win it … Read More »

Playoff Pre-Game (Round 2)

The first thing you need to know is who you’re playing, and what your chances are.  Find that our by reading our Vegas Odds article.

Weather Forecast

I’m not going to lie, right now the weather doesn’t look great.  85% chance for precipitation over our bocce filed at 6pm with a chance for a thunderstorm.  But, its also not so dire that I’m ready to cancel the day right now.  Lets all meet at the field at 6pm and judge.  If its really bad we will cancel everything and reschedule for Saturday at 10 am.  If its not too bad we will play, and you and the team you are playing will have an opportunity to agree to reschedule … Read More »

Vegas Odds!

I bet you’re wondering what your odds of victory in the playoffs are.

Well I found the mathematical formulas that a Vegas Sportsbook uses to predict baseball games, and guess what? We keep all the necessary inputs to use their formulas! This means we can find out find out how a real Vegas Sportsbook would handicap each one of our games! And I’ve done exactly that for round one of the playoffs!

You can check the brackets HERE if you need a refresher.

After doing this for a few years I’ve found that Vegas is right more than they are wrong, but they are wrong plenty. The really interesting part is that they rarely give the underdog a higher … Read More »

Round 2 Vegas Odds/Round 1 Highlights

Here are the updated brackets, complete with Vegas Odds and some highlights of the teams who won to advance into the second round of the playoffs!

As always the Vegas Odds come from a formula that an actual Vegas Sportsbook uses to predict baseball games which we have all the statistical inputs necessary to compute.

 

Los Moppines Bracket

1 seed Los Moppines vs 32 seed Some Innuendo … And Vegas Says … Some Innuendo has a 17% chance of upset.

17 seed Double A’s vs 16 seed Gone Fishing … And Vegas Says … Gone Fishing has a 52% chance of victory. As you might expect Vegas … Read More »