Since the magic number (and I’ll take the example of baseball, because while I don’t get to watch them much, I do follow the Mets) is so easy to calculate, why not post it on the standings as soon as there have been games played?
This would be aÂ good use of technology relative to baseball (or any sport).
In case you’re wondering, the math for the magic number is as follows:
G + 1 âˆ’ WA âˆ’ LB
- G is the total number of games in the season
- WA is the number of wins that Team A has in the season
- LB is the number of losses that Team B has in the season
As of today, the magic number for the Mets is 162 + 1 – 12 – 6, or 145.