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Old 09-23-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Not surprised. They've been on the deathbed for quite a while, a miracle they fended off elimination for as long as they did, and were in the hunt the final week of the season.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Atlanta 92-64
StL 92-65
LAD 90-66
PIT 90-67
CIN 90-67

Atlanta must get homefield.

Atlanta must get homefield.

Atlanta must get homefield.

Go Braves!
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:01 AM
 
Location: DMV
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Dear Nats:

Please be advised that being out of the race does not absolve you of your moral obligation to whomp on the Cardinals.
I doubt they lay down for the Cards. This is the team that eliminated them last year so I am sure they want to send a message. Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann will start so the Cards will get the Nats aces.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Cardinals won today, Pirates and Reds lost. St. Louis has clinched at least a tie for the division title, the Reds can only be the wild card. The Pirates would need to win their last three while the Cards lose theirs, otherwise they face the Reds in the wild card game.

There is a precedent for making up three games at the end. In 1980 the Astros led the NL West by three games over the Dodgers with three left to play. These were head to head games and LA won three straight one run games to force a tie on the final day. In the one game playoff for the division, the Astros won easily, 7-1.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I doubt they lay down for the Cards.
Stupid Nats.

Dear Cubs:

Remember what I said about no need to be spoilers? Forget I said that and do your moral duty by sweeping the Cards.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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Stupid Nats.

Dear Cubs:

Remember what I said about no need to be spoilers? Forget I said that and do your moral duty by sweeping the Cards.
Well they didn't lay down, they just were outmatched. The Cardinals have the Nats number. Oh well.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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So what happens if the Reds win 2/3 this weekend and both them & the Pirates finished tied for the wildcard lead?? Since the Reds would win the season series 10-9 under that scenario I assume they would get bumped up to the first slot and host the game on Tuesday, right??
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:24 PM
 
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Since the Reds would win the season series 10-9 under that scenario I assume they would get bumped up to the first slot and host the game on Tuesday, right??
Before this season, yes. But in the off season Selig changed the rule and now in the event of a tie, homefield advantage will be determined by a texting vote.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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Before this season, yes. But in the off season Selig changed the rule and now in the event of a tie, homefield advantage will be determined by a texting vote.
I hope you're joking. That would be the dumbest thing ever.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I hope you're joking. That would be the dumbest thing ever.
The fact that it's even remotely plausible is pretty reflective of what a goof Selig is.

Frankly this one-game playoff setup is ludicrous. It's basically a coin toss. There was nothing wrong with the previous playoff system.
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