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  • n. The property of being fluky.


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  • Given an average overall value of p, the odds of all eight series starting out equal works out to, at most, (2(p)(1-p))8—a pretty small number, demonstrating the great flukiness of the “eight ties” outcome.

    Colby Cosh

  • This is the day the world realises you've been faking it all this time, playing fast and loose, that you have no actual talent and everything before this moment was a combination of luck, flukiness and plain old prestidigitation.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • There's no doubt at least a little flukiness at play there

  • In 2009 we won (without flukiness) enough games to probably at least compete in the AL West in 2010, and they weren't hitting.

    Lone Star Ball

  • Unfortunately, the small sample sizes bring up a fear of flukiness, and this spring he's returned to his free-swinging ways, walking just twice in 37 at-bats

    Baseball Prospectus

  • Put more accurately, we can analyze the parts of their play to date in 2008 that can be attributable to luck and / or flukiness, and which positive elements of their team composition appear legitimate and sustainable.

    Baseball Analysts

  • There's absolutely no flukiness involved, and while you might have a beef with a team like Utah last year or USC at times over the last few seasons not getting a shot to play for it all, it's tough to argue with the team that went through the wars of the regular season and won a BCS Championship. >

  • Most seemed to agree that between the "inherent flukiness" of no-hitters/perfect games and the fact that most of them relied on someone else making some kind of amazing play to preserve said no-hitter/perfect game that it wasn't the slam-dunk I thought it might be.

    Toeing the Rubber


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