July 13, 2008

Linescore Palindrome

I have no idea how often it happens -- a low run total (000 010 000) should not qualify -- but it happened today.

July 13, 2008:
White Sox - 311 010 113 - 11  22  3 
Rangers - 133 000 32x - 12 17 1
***

One of my favorite linescores of all-time is from August 2, 1996:
Yankees - 000 000 000 3 - 3 8 0
Royals - 000 000 000 4 - 4 8 1

28 comments:

L-girl said...

I heart palindromes! (Not so, Boston.)

That Yankees-Royals score is great.

Rob said...

Now you need to find one where BOTH teams' linescores are palindromes.

And, no, X in the bottom of the 9th doesn't equal a zero.

Patrick said...

I was looking at your favorite line score and thinking it wasn't that special. Then I looked at the team names.

Very good.

redsock said...

Even if the Yankees didn't lose, I still think it's great.

I posted two linescores here two years ago.

redsock said...

And this one.

tim said...

Heh, that MFY game is nuts.

Cecil Fielder led off the top of the 10th with a homer, then Girardi got on, stole 2nd and CI hit an inside-the-parker.

tim said...

In regards to this one...look at who the photo's of. And his BA.

WTF!

redsock said...

Now you need to find one where BOTH teams' linescores are palindromes.

That seems impossible.

But here's a fictional example:

A: 010 111 010 - 5
B: 002 000 200 - 4

On second thought, it probably has happened.

redsock said...

Two two-run dongs! It's been all downhill since that day ...

From the game story:

"Since the All-Star break, Lugo is 14-for-37 (.378) ... Interested suitors will likely have to ante up more than originally thought to procure Lugo's talents for a pennant run ... Only 46 previous times in baseball history had a player hit two home runs in one inning ... Lugo is only the second shortstop in Major League history to accomplish the feat; Boston's Nomar Garciaparra did it against the Rays on July 23, 2002."

andy said...

wow. reading that 2006 thread it was weird seeing craig hansen and kyle snyder on there, and Lester. You think of these guys as 2007 not so much 2006.

And wow. we got a lemon with lugo. sure it's a sports car but then it stops starting and then the wheels fall the fuck off.

Lowrie is my best friend.

phil said...

Here's one where they're both palindromes:

LAA - 000 000 000
FKR - 100 000 01

Patrick said...

Another Manny in the wall sighting. I like these. They are more of a parody on the craziness of the media than that of Manny.

When you do something quirky might that be, 'going into the wall'?

redsock said...

Here's one where they're both palindromes:
LAA - 000 000 000
FKR - 100 000 01


Shutouts have to be disqualified.

Plus the home team is really
100 000 01x
which means: bzzzt!

Sorry.

Amy said...

What am I missing on the Yankees-Royals linescore? I don't see a palindrome there. Or is it just that both teams scored all their runs in the 9th? That surely must have happened before, no?

phil said...

Now you're just making stuff up.

phil said...

If you prefer, this one's another:

MFY - 000 010 000
CLE - 000 000 000

But you've arbitrarily excluded shutouts as less than palindromic, so you wouldn't.

L-girl said...

What am I missing on the Yankees-Royals linescore? I don't see a palindrome there.

There's no palindrome there. It's just a cool box score.

L-girl said...

MFY - 000 010 000
CLE - 000 000 000

But you've arbitrarily excluded shutouts as less than palindromic, so you wouldn't.


This one's cool too!

andy said...

I am feeling very palindromic today.

ish said...

And wow. we got a lemon with lugo. sure it's a sports car but then it stops starting and then the wheels fall the fuck off.

It starts, stalls, starts again, then jets off when it's not supposed to, and crashes.

Now the car is in the shop for repairs, and we have a less quick, but more reliable loaner, that we wanted to keep before we even got it. Weird.

Jack Marshall said...

Love the car analogies! I wish I knew my models and makes well enough to do a good job figuring out the team as automobiles.

Who's a high-performance hot rod that ends up in the shop a lot? What pitcher is an SUV that keeps running out of gas? Is Wakefield a classic Chevy, or a Cadilac? Which Japanese car is Dice-K?

ish said...

Jacoby is an IndyCar. So quick around the corners, full of downforce. I'll bet he could sprint on a ceiling without falling down. Light enough so he can get that big leap on the competition...

Of course, he'd also have to be a car Laura would want to drive...

tim said...

Matsuzaka's gotta be some sort of Lexus.

phil said...

Timlin's a 1991 Chevy Suburban with a gun rack.

Amy said...

I'd say Timlin is more like a 1951 Chevy pickup with a gun rack....

Amy said...

Pedroia is a souped-up Mini Cooper with a broken muffler.

L-girl said...

Of course, he'd also have to be a car Laura would want to drive...

:-)

Not being into cars at all, I wasn't following this thread. But if My Boy is going to be an Indy car, could he pleased not be covered in ads???

andy said...

or andy's