Spotted: Run Expectancy Charts During Cubs Broadcast

Because it has pleasantly surprised gentleman statistician Bill Petti, it might very well surprise pleasantly at least one other reader, too, to learn that, in the first inning of today’s Cubs-Mets game, the WGN broadcast presented run expectancy charts for the edification of the Viewing Public.

Like in this instance, for example, with a runner on third, one out, and Anthony Rizzo batting:

RE 1

And like in this other instance, as well, now with two outs and Ryan Sweeney up:

RE 2



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Jack
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Jack

It’s a WGN thing. Sox broadcasts have them, too.

MikeS
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MikeS

And Hawk even talks them up. I don’t think he realizes they are based on math.

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