Baseball is all about statistics

Since it’s July 1st, here are some highlights of the June statistics for this site…

  • The busiest day was June 1st. The second-busiest day in terms of requests for pages was June 7th, but the second-busiest day in terms of actual page views was June 3rd.
  • Tuesday was the busiest day of the week, followed by Wednesday, and then Monday and Thursday running neck and neck.
  • The busiest hour was 10:00-11:00 A.M. Central time, followed closely by 7:00-8:00 A.M. There is a dramatic dropoff after the 2:00-3:00 P.M. hour.
  • leads the list of organizations visiting the site…specifically,, which I assume is the computer in Levi’s office. It’s pretty far ahead of (me at home). Other Chicagoans are visiting the site via and, and I assume a lot of the traffic is emanating from Chicago as well.
  • Apparently, we were mentioned on the forums at, but I can’t figure out where.
  • Most frequent search used to find the site: “” You know, you can just type that into your browser somewhere to find the site. Or maybe you like using Google as an intermediary.
  • Other frequent searches: “steve kline tony larussa,” “nolan ryan 235 pitches,” “baseball jingles,” “baseball activities,” “ipod freezes,” and, of course, “gary pappas shaves head.”
  • And it didn’t show up on the monthly report because only one person used these search terms, but I think it’s my favorite search of June: “how much does kirsten storms weigh.” Less than me, I’m guessing!

Original comments…

Levi: It’s not that I obsessively check this page. It’s that I have assigned my assistant, as about 70% of her duties, to obsessively check it and write up reports for me.

Jim: Also, you can’t really access the site anywhere but your office (unless you take your laptop, um, “warwalking”), whereas I can access it from my office, from home, and probably from my cell phone if I’m willing to pay 25 cents a minute. And I get new comments e-mailed to me, so I only have to check the site if I can’t figure out the context of a comment (e.g., when I get an e-mail that tells me nothing but that Steve said “You’re a regular Charlie Lau or whatever the hell that guy’s name is.”

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