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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Comment of the DayThis from Beanster, in the Alyssa Milano thead:
I don’t believe the Alyssa Effect has received sufficient attention by the statistical community. I took a closer look at the data based on dating information provided by this site.
Statistics don't lie, my friends. And my readers -- thankfully -- don't have lives.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 11:20am
Jason @ IIATMS said...
awesome, scary, troubling. the perfect storm!
Posted 02/24 at 12:40 PM
Unless I’m missing something, the stats used for Brad Penny are actually for 2005-2008. So if it’s the case that the relationship was in 2006, then Penny’s Bounce and Breakdown map even better to Zito and Pavano…
Posted 02/24 at 01:14 PM
Where’s Tom Glavine?
Posted 02/24 at 03:19 PM
Nolan Tanana said...
It just goes to show…chicks dig (guys who give up) the long ball.
Posted 02/24 at 03:29 PM
Larry Love said...
I had a whole other concept of what the Milano Bounce was…...and I like mine better.
Posted 02/24 at 07:21 PM
Dr Paisley said...
To protect MLB from the adverse aspects, I am willing to take all the Milano bouncing that would normally have gone to pitchers for the forseeable future.
I’d save rock and roll too, but there’s only so much sacrifice I can manage.
Posted 02/24 at 11:53 PM
Doesn’t the Milano Bounce sound like a great name for a Fox reality show?
Posted 02/25 at 01:12 PM
Jonah Keri said...
Love the idea of the Milano Effect, except for one problem: It’s identical to the SI jinx. Based on this limited sample size, Milano targets players who appear to be at the height of their powers. As anyone with even cursory knowledge of the concept of regression to the mean would note, this pretty much ensures a decline, same as being on the cover of SI or Madden Football.
Maybe SI and Madden should just put Milano on the cover. 99.9% of gamers would prefer to look at her instead of Brett Favre or Vince Young anyway.
Posted 02/25 at 02:25 PM
Posted 02/25 at 02:58 PM
Hoffburger is correct – original post incorrectly referenced Brad’s 2005 line, as well as games rather than starts. Correct numbers are eerily similar to Barry and Carl:
Dating Line (2006): (33/16/4.33)
Posted 02/25 at 03:35 PM
Thanks to mike for pointing out Tom Glavine. I somehow missed him buried between Victor Webster and Nick Lachey. Here’s analysis:
Exhibit D: Tom Glavine (2006-07)
Posted 02/25 at 04:05 PM
I think that the site is pulling your leg about Glavine, or at least it would be a big surprise to his wife, Chris. See the atached link.
Posted 02/25 at 04:12 PM
Thanks atlguy - looks like you are correct. Apologies to Tom and Chris Glavine as well as Alyssa. Personally, I do hope Tom bounces back in 09!
Posted 02/25 at 04:42 PM