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I posted a while back on how someone actually figured out a mathematical formula to predict the likelihood of Murphy's Law (whatever can go wrong, will) happening in any given situation.

So, as I read the New Yorker magazine during commercials as I watched The Game last night, imagine my surprise to find that enterprising writer Ben McGrath actually applied the formula to the Red Sox's chances of winning against the Yankees last night without Mr. Murphy stepping up to the plate. On a scale of 1 to 9, he put gave the Sox a Murphy's Law score of 7.4.

All I can say, very maturely of course, is neener, neener, neener!!

OK, I'll get back to work now, but there is much joy in Beantown today. And I'm not even a big sports fan. Hmmm, wouldn't it be interesting if we end up having not one but two Massachusetts-/Texas-based opponents facing off this fall...

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