Monday, October 09, 2006

Geography and Baseball: The Yankees Lose

Financial Perspective:
195 million dollars: approximate payroll for the New York Yankees
83 million dollars: approximate payroll for the Detroit Tigers

Experience Perspective:
32.3: average age of the Yankees
29.4: average age of the Tigers

Height Perspective:
6'2": average height of a player on the Yankees
6'1": average height of a player on the Tigers

Weight Perspective:
215 pounds: average weight of a player on the Yankees
205 pounds: average weight of a player on the Tigers

Body Mass Index of each team (using the above averages):
27.6: The New York Yankees are considered overweight by this index.
27.0: The Detroit Tigers are also considered overweight.

Height and weight figures from ESPN.com roster analysis, payroll figures from One Stop Baseball.

With the above in mind, here are some recent headlines.

New York Daily News: "Blame Jeter"
Detroit Free Press: "Yankees, go home!"
Bloomberg: "Yankees a `Sad Failure' for Losing to Tigers, Steinbrenner Says"
New York Times: "Rodriguez and Teammates Fall Apart, and Yankees Fall Short Again"
Boston Globe: "No joke: Tigers are finally for real"
San Francisco Examiner: "A-Rod Dropped to No. 8 Spot, Makes Error"
CBS News: "Will The Yankees Fire Joe Torre?"
The Register Guard (Oregon): "Yankees sift through wreckage"

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