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Playoff Odds as Distance from Rome circa 200 AD

Below is a map of the Roman Empire upon which are pasted the logos of all 30 Major League Baseball teams. Where they are located on the map corresponds to cities of the Roman Empire. Each city’s distance from Rome in travel days is roughly equivalent to the chance each team has of making the playoffs in 2014. The image is entirely embiggenable and is really only understood in an embiggened state.

RomanPlayoffOdds

A table with some data for y’alls:

Team Playoff Odds (%) Roman City Travel Days From Roma Distance (km)
Cardinals 78.2 Capua 3.3 276
Tigers 74 Carthago 4.2 632
Dodgers 73.5 Syracusae 5.1 771
Red Sox 67.7 Dertona 6.2 598
Braves 59.2 Massilia 6.8 906
Nationals 57 Tarentum 7.2 1065
Rangers 52 Apollonia (Epirus) 8.1 1201
Pirates 48.8 Salona 8.4 433
Giants 46.4 Iol Caesarea 8.7 1362
Athletics 43.8 Arminum 8.9 442
Indians 42.7 Corinthus 9.2 1444
Angels 41 Carthago Nova 10.7 1629
Rays 36.6 Chersonasos 11 1754
Yankees 34.1 Verona 12.9 668
Blue Jays 33 Alexandria 13.2 2309
Royals 31.5 Smyrna 14 2148
Diamondbacks 28.3 Caesaraugusta 15.8 1280
Mariners 28.1 Memphis 15.8 2535
Padres 25.1 Lugdunum 15.9 1267
Rockies 24.5 Virunum 17.2 806
Brewers 17.2 Antiocha 17.9 2903
Mets 13.4 Portis Blendium 18.1 1733
Reds 12 Siscia 19 733
Phillies 10 Scytholopolis 20 2980
Orioles 6.4 Constantinopolis 20.6 2645
Astros 4.2 Sirmium 21.2 888
Cubs 3.5 Volubilis 22.8 2384
Marlins 3 Londinium 26 2972
Twins 2.5 Lauriacum 26.5 1049
White Sox 2.4 Circesium 31.8 3588

Some notes: