So we're a football blog about the bengals and not about the Reds and i'm trying to contain the Reds talk and baseball's boring unfair the games take too long this is a football country now i hate math...well fuck that. GO REDS!!!!! YEAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! HOT FUCKING REDS ACTION COME GET SOME!!!!!
Ok. Got that out of my system. Only one point I want to make:
I know the Reds play the hottest team that also has the talent and playoff experience to back it up heading into the post season ever but I counter with this: eat shit Philly. I am glad we got them in the first round. It sure seems like the Reds have to go through Philly at some point to get to the World Series so I'd rather face them in a 5 game series than a 7 game series. It's simple really. As we all know now from Bill James & other nerds, baseball amounts to a series of statistical formulas that inexorably play themselves out over the course of a 162 game season and allow you to predict exactly what will happen.* This allows for the following irrefutable logical proof:
The Phillies are better than the Reds.
The shorter the number of games played the more randomness can dominate the underlying fact that the Phillies are better than the Reds.
5 games is shorter than 7 games.
A shorter series means randomness will have a larger effect on the Reds - Phillies series than a longer series.
The Reds will therefore win.
Boom. Science. I'd like to see you find this type of incisive, hard-hitting analysis from ESPN.poo.