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(Deadspin)   Deadspin dons their Sherlock Holmes hat and breaks down the craziest half inning in television history   (deadspin.com) divider line 33
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2013-01-19 01:45:29 AM  
That was surprisingly thorough for a deadspin article.
 
2013-01-19 01:57:38 AM  
It's a farking TV show, of course it's not real.
 
2013-01-19 02:00:32 AM  
There we have it, ladies and gentlemen: The least-essential article on the internet, ever.
 
2013-01-19 02:15:42 AM  
I.... I have no idea why I read that, and even less as to what purpose it was written.

Is this what insanity feels like?
 
2013-01-19 02:16:46 AM  

Farnn: It's a farking TV show, of course it's not real.


It's the farking Internet; of course it's going to over-analyze a work of fiction.
 
2013-01-19 02:22:26 AM  
In all honesty, that article probably had more research done than the entire last week of cable news.
But it still made me want to punch bunny rabbits in the face.
 
2013-01-19 03:16:19 AM  
Autism is a terrible damned affliction.
 
2013-01-19 03:25:44 AM  
And still no explanation of how he "deduced" the outcome of the game. That wasn't Holmesian reasoning, that was a guess.
 
2013-01-19 03:38:35 AM  
Oh no, I've gone all cross-eyed.
 
2013-01-19 03:45:20 AM  

msupf: I.... I have no idea why I read that, and even less as to what purpose it was written.

Is this what insanity feels like?


I think it's what dying alone looks like.
 
2013-01-19 04:04:24 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: And still no explanation of how he "deduced" the outcome of the game. That wasn't Holmesian reasoning, that was a guess.


He knew the tendencies of each player in these situations and therefore knew the statistical probability of each event.
 
2013-01-19 05:10:06 AM  

Intelligent_Donkey: That was surprisingly thorough for a deadspin article.


After that Te'o scoop, they think they can do anything now. This is Deadspin's "I'm Keith Hernandez." moment.
 
2013-01-19 05:40:40 AM  
So is this what happens when autistic people use cocaine?
 
2013-01-19 06:59:24 AM  
So deadspin gets the entire world looking at their website after the Te'o story and this is what they put out?
 
2013-01-19 07:08:43 AM  
why didn't they just write the script as "sherlock correctly predicts the last half inning of a mets game" and then fit the dialog to what actually happened in a single mets game?
 
2013-01-19 08:04:54 AM  
I didn't give the new Sherlock Holmes TV series any attention after the first episode, and I still clicked the article looking for something that I didn't get past the third paragraph (at which point I stopped reading) because holy crap did I click that link hoping to see more of the topless Lucy Liu that you see in City of Industy because I have such a thing for her and her freckled Asian features (beyond what you get from Ally McBeal and Lucky Number Slevin).
 
2013-01-19 08:27:33 AM  

Foxxinnia: So is this what happens when autistic people use cocaine?


Well, there went my coffee...
 
2013-01-19 08:34:40 AM  
And I thought i was crazy for going through the trouble of figuring out, among other things, the city Boston has a longer stretch of consecutive years of having a team out of the Big Five professional leagues in the postseason than New York/Brooklyn/Newark (1951 to 1967).

\yes, I needed the Revs to make it happen, but I'll live with it
\\Boston also has won a higher percentage of championships
 
2013-01-19 09:03:45 AM  
"Little roller up along first... behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight, and the Mets win it!"
 
2013-01-19 09:30:54 AM  
That was... One of the better pieces I've ever read on Deadspin. Utterly pointless and little more than an excuse for the author to play Sherlock but it was still pretty well done (for a Deadspin article).
 
2013-01-19 09:39:07 AM  
Basically, the creator of the show (since it was the pilot) comes up with a way to use baseball as a way to integrate Sherlock into American society and writes a scenario where the character predicts the outcome to a baseball game.Unfortunately, Real life interferes as the Mets have never had that scenario happen in the way it's written (except for the losing part) so the show has to piece together several Mets games from different opponents to get the desired outcome.

It's not crazy, he just didn't care.
 
2013-01-19 10:06:50 AM  
That was both pointless and fascinating. I approve.

In any case, cool story bro alert, but this game is the craziest Mets game I've ever seen, and the 1st inning was particularly nuts. Some notes about it.

1) It was Pedro Martinez's first return to NY after leaving the Mets, pitching for the Phillies.

2) Oliver Perez was taken out in the 1st inning in the middle of Pedro Martinez's at-bat. He had already given up 6 runs and ran the count on Pedro to 3-0. Of all the Evil Ollie games, this was the Evil Olliest.

3) Angel Pagan's inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the 1st happened because the ball got stuck in the space between the bottom of the wall and the ground, and Shane Victorino thought that meant it was a ground-rule double.

4) The Mets actually chipped away at the lead and scored a run in the 9th to bring the deficit to 2. That run scored because of back-to-back errors by the Phillies to start the inning. The Mets then hit an infield single to give them runners on 1st and 2nd, no outs, down by 2 in the 9th, without one well-hit ball in the inning. This sets up...

5) The next batter, Jeff Francoeur of all people, who hits the only well-hit ball in the inning. Unfortunately, he hits it right at Eric Bruntlett, who turns a FARKING UNASSISTED TRIPLE PLAY to end the game.

So yeah, that was nuts.

/cool story, bro
 
2013-01-19 10:40:59 AM  
 
2013-01-19 10:55:43 AM  

Bonanza Jellybean: There we have it, ladies and gentlemen: The least-essential article on the internet, ever.


I can't believe I read as much of it as I did.
 
2013-01-19 11:02:22 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: And still no explanation of how he "deduced" the outcome of the game. That wasn't Holmesian reasoning, that was a guess.

He knew the tendencies of each player in these situations and therefore knew the statistical probability of each event.


i3.kym-cdn.com

Probability does not work that way!
 
2013-01-19 11:25:57 AM  
I stopped reading 1/3 of the way through, when it was obvious that they'd just stapled together a bunch of MLB clips without really caring what games they came from.
 
2013-01-19 11:39:23 AM  
In January?
 
2013-01-19 12:07:07 PM  

It's Me Bender: I stopped reading 1/3 of the way through, when it was obvious that they'd just stapled together a bunch of MLB clips without really caring what games they came from.


Pretty much the same here. They wrote the script, went out in search of footage for each type of play described (with the only constraint being that they find a team wearing red), and got a little sloppy with continuity (the lefty pitcher magically appearing). They took liberties with the passage of time because, well, it's TV and the Elementary audience didn't tune in to watch a half-inning of baseball. No clue why they would write the script with an intentional walk following a home run, but that's what they did.

The smart thing would have been to just write the script to match a half-inning that had actually occurred.
 
2013-01-19 01:09:44 PM  
I don't understand why critics bag on the musicianship on Elvis Costello's first album. It sure classed up that clip.
 
2013-01-19 01:12:12 PM  
Big deal. Silver Linings Playbook was theoretically based on the 2008 Eagles (they were talking about Desean Jackson dropping the ball while showboating in one of the first scenes), but they still changed some of the game results -- some to spice up the plot, some for seemingly random reasons. And it's an Oscar contender this year.
 
2013-01-19 01:19:01 PM  
Well, Deadspin can't just stop at finding fake dead girlfriends. The obvious next step was finding fake baseball half-innings.
 
2013-01-19 10:40:37 PM  
I've not seen the show, but only a real baseball fan could do the work involved to write it, or read it.

/Reds fan
 
2013-01-20 11:54:13 AM  
the larger question is 'why are you watching that drivel?' if i'd never seen the British Sherlock series (the exceptionally good version) i'd still think it was drivel. we love to take good British dramas and comedy's and dilute them to palatable tripe.
 
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