A Forsooth

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The explanation rests in a mathematical formula created by the baseball analyst Bill James
and introduced in the 1980 Baseball Abstract. James determined that the record of a baseball
team could be approximated by taking the square of team runs scored and dividing it by the
square of team runs scored plus the square of team runs allowed. Because of its similarity to
the geometric method for determining the sum of the angles in a right triangle, he called it the
Pythagorean theorem. - Årron Schatz NYTimes, Jan. 23, 2005.

P.S. Norton Star sent us this picture observed by a student Tosin while walking in New York. Evidently New Yorkers are determined to not forget the quadradic formual: