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2012’s most exciting and interesting games

Oct 8, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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Fun from Chris Jaffe at The Hardball Times today: 2012’s most exciting and incredible games.

It not only highlights the games themselves, but talks a bit about what makes a game wild: close-and-late? Comebacks? No-hitters? Big swings and constant lead changes?  All of that really.

Jaffe puts them on a point scale and tries to quantify the excitement. Which, yes, I admit plays into stathead stereotypes, but we’ll let it pass because Jaffe’s good at what he does.

  1. stex52 - Oct 8, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Pushing stats into a realm where angels fear to tread. I got about 2/3 of the way through and just didn’t think it was very interesting.

  2. frenchysplatediscipline - Oct 8, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    I’m a little surprised neither of Chipper’s walk-offs against the Phillies this year weren’t mentioned in this article.

    The 15-13 game in May would classify as a wild one and the September game was a hell of a ninth inning rally.

  3. willclarkgameface - Oct 8, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    The best game of the season was when the Red Sox lost their 90th.

    Classic stuff right there.

    Go Larry Sox!

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