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Let's Go Tribe Fan Recognition Day: Who led the game threads?

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Today is LGT Fan Recognition Day, where we honor those who gamethreaded their way through the 2014 season.

The GameThread Experience
The GameThread Experience

While the season has culminated without a consecutive playoff run, the LGT faithful made this a great season. This post is to honor all of the LGT participants who talked about the games, the beers, the pop culture topics over the course of 162 games.

Before we get to the gamethreads though, I'd like to also honor the writers who diligently provided the game recaps. Our diligent managing editor, Jason did almost half of them with 79 on the season. USSChoo wrote 29, Ryan authored 26, Phil Kehres penned 25, Ash Day completed 10, and westbrook made 1 guest appearance on the recaps. Thanks a lot guys!!

For the season, there were 46,784 comments in the 162 gamethreads, which averages out to 288.79 per game, with a median of 223.50. The season high happened Opening Night, when 1,513 comments supported the Tribe in its 2-0 win in Oakland. Second on the list was the home opener on April 4 when 1,203 comments were made. There were two other games that cracked the 1,000 comment barrier, the May 21 balk-off win against the Tigers, and finale of the four-game series in Houston on September 18. The opening series versus the A's had the biggest total as both games of the doubleheader on April 2 cracked the Top 10 list.

There were 14 games that failed to make it to the century mark, with the low being the July 4 tilt against the Royals. July was the least popular commenting month as six of the bottom ten came during that month. Maybe people were distracted by LeBron.

Wednesday was by far the most commented day, with a 392.92 average over those 26 games. Saturday was the lowest day of the week, with an average of 199.30 comments, a bit behind and Sunday, which averaged 235.65 comments.

There were 260 different commentators over the course of this season. The average number of commentators was 28.22 and the median was 25.50. On eight different occasions were there 50 or more people involved in the gamethread, with 72 different people on Opening Day being the high. The June 9 game in Texas when Lonnie Chisenhall went nuts with 3 homers and 9 RBI also stands out. The 395 comments that night weren't especially high, but 52 different people made at least one comment, for the best commenter/comments ratio of the season.

Anyone who happened to log into LGT for a gamethread needs no introduction to the person who made the most comments for the season. That honor belongs to PyoKinesis who racked up an impressive 4,591 comments this year. The table below tabulates the top 16 commentators:

PyroKinesis

4591

westbrook

2872

Vachos

2055

Danieldelamaiz

1740

USSChoo

1622

LosIndios

1520

tgriffith1992

1483

Phil Kehres

1430

ZeCarioca

1427

BuenosAires_Dawg

1108

supermarioelia

1026

Jason Lukehart

1022

Julio Bernazard

1007

Zaza Braggins

978

mjschaefer

857

palcal

819

There were 82 commentators who made 100+ comments. There were 30 commentators who made exactly 1 comment on the season, and another 16 who made 2 comments. Picking their moments.

The most consistent (valuable?) poster was our own westbrook, who made an appearance in 148 of the 162 gamethreads. Thirteen of the 260 made appearances in over half (81) of the games this season:

westbrook

148

Vachos

126

palcal

115

ZeCarioca

107

Jason Lukehart

101

PyroKinesis

101

tgriffith1992

101

Zaza Braggins

100

LosIndios

94

Danieldelamaiz

89

mainstreetfan

88

Denver Tribe Fan

86

Phil Kehres

86

And 58 of the 260 commentators made just one visit to a gamethread.

Finally, we will look at who had the best average of posts per game. Again no surprise to see PyroKinesis in the top spot, as accumulating that huge total obviously helped fuel a huge average. He took a gamethread break midseason, making his total number of comments that much more impressive.

Here is the top 10 in average comments per game thread (minimum of 10 games participated):

PyroKinesis

101

45.46

talonk

15

32.67

USSChoo

64

25.34

Gradyforpresident

22

24.73

Ockus_NYC

19

24.42

rolltribe

10

22.20

gte619n

11

20.27

Danieldelamaiz

89

19.55

westbrook

148

19.41

DocNo

10

18.80

Hey, who let that talonk guy into this list? A special shout out to InMyLifetime?, who commented in only one game thread, but left an impressive 36 comments that day. On the other end of things, Tribe015 made 14 comments in 12 games, good for a 1.17 average, and krisroxxfoxx made 102 comments in 49 games for a 2.08 average.

Thanks again to everyone who participated this season. Let's propose we all strive for an average of 330 comments per game next year. That would be a modest 15% increase. Hope to see you all this offseason as well as next year when the Tribe makes a triumphant return to the postseason and go for that ever elusive World Series flag.