Longoria connects, sets rookie mark

MLB.com: News

The link goes to a story that points out that Evan Longoria has set the rookie record for most homers in a post season, which is nice. But accompanying it is a gem from Elias charting the most homers hit by teams in their first post season, a factoid with absolutely zero analytical value on any possible level. Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should. For the record, the Rays are tied with the Mariners first playoff team, with the same number of homers in half the games. And it looks like the Rays are going to be playing some more.