Let’s get straight to the voting results.
Indians victories Percentage Fewer than 72 1.4% 72-79 23.6% 80-86 48.6% 87-92 23.6% More than 92 1.4%
One cool thing about the results is their perfect symmetry. The exact same (tiny) number of votes came in for the two extremes, and an equal number were cast for the “72-79” and “87-92” categories. Of course, nearly half the voters indicated Cleveland would finish maybe a touch better than .500.
One downside is that nearly half the voters indicated Cleveland would finish maybe a touch better than .500. That’s just boring. Maybe it’s accurate, and maybe it’s my fault for the way I set up the ranges, but it’s still boring. Just a scant few people went out on a limb this time.
Not that I’m blaming any of you too terribly much. I picked “72-79” myself. I just expected some adamant Cleveland fans to say the Tribe would run away with the division, while Tigers and White Sox fans would hammer the Indians down to a sub-.450 winning percentage.
The other downside is that the number of votes cast has dropped in half from the first to the second pop quiz and again from the second to the third. At this rate, pretty soon it will be just me and my mom voting, and she only does so because otherwise I’ll pout and refuse to clean my basement bedroom.
I have another quiz planned for Monday, so I implore you: Let your voices be heard! Tell your friends, add your comments, and cast your vote. Otherwise, the pop quiz will go the way of the dodo.