Three Strikes, You’re Out
After a baseball season’s delay, Pritzker has yet to deliver on his promise to release tax returns
Today is the 214th day since J.B. Pritzker pledged to release his tax returns. 214 days is exactly how long the 2017 Major League Baseball season lasted from Opening Day (April 2) to Game 7 of the World Series (November 1). Let’s take a look at some of the things that happened in that 214 day span:
214 days is 5,136 hours which is enough time to play 1,712 games (assuming the average duration of a baseball game is approximately 3 hours).
In the MLB, each team averages about 146 pitches per game, meaning that in this 214 day span with 1,712 games, there would be approximately 499,904 pitches.
But enough hypotheticals, let’s look at some stats.
In that span, the Chicago Cubs played 172 baseball games, and (not including playoffs) had 5,496 at bats resulting in 1,402 hits and pitched 1,447.1 innings.
The Chicago White Sox played 162 games, had 5,513 at bats and 1,412 hits, with a collective 1,421.2 innings pitched.
A lot of things can happen over the span of 214 days, but J.B. Pritzker can’t get his taxes done?
* Daniel Biss yesterday…
If you read my emails regularly, you probably know that I can’t stop talking about prime numbers — whole numbers greater than 1, divisible only by 1 and themselves.
And, you may have guessed, today’s date (11/13/2017) is special because it is made up of prime numbers. But there’s a different reason why this date is important: it corresponds to another special number — 127.
As everyone knows, 127 is the smallest prime that can be expressed as the sum of the first two or more odd primes: 127 = 3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13 + 17 + 19 + 23 + 29. But what you may not know is that this number, more importantly, marks how many days are left before the Illinois Democratic primary — we are 127 days out.
That means we have 127 days left to hit our goals — and if we’re going to fight the wave of big money spending, we can’t afford to miss any of them.
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