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    THEY'RE TEARING DOWN YANKEE STADIUM! I CAN'T GO ON!
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  • #2
    Oh, sorry.

    Your leaders, with magic numbers.

    AL East: Tampa Bay (7)
    AL Central: White Sox (5)
    AL West: Anaheim (0)

    NL East: Philadelphia (6)
    NL Central: Cubs (0)
    NL West: Dodgers (5)

    AL Wild Card: Boston (1)
    NL Wild Card: Mets (6)
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    • #3
      What's still at stake:

      Tampa leads Boston by two in the loss column. The winner gets home field advantage in the first round and HFA again if they face off in the ALCS. The loser is the road team for both rounds and has to meet Anaheim in the first round.

      Minnesota trails the White Sox by three in the loss column. They face each other on Tues, Wed and Thur in Minnesota b/f the White Sox host the Indians and the Twins host the Royals.

      Phillies play the Braves and Nats. Mets play the Cubs and Marlins. Brewers face the Pirates and Cubs.
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      • #4
        I'd like to take this opportunity to say Fuck the Cubs.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ElviswasaBluesFan View Post
          I'd like to take this opportunity to say Fuck the Cubs.

          Sorry F
          ++, minus being sorry.

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          • #6
            So, the Astros are still pissed about playing the Cubs in Milwaukee. I don't blame them.

            http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3601868

            Houston Astros players are still upset about having to play the Chicago Cubs in Milwaukee following Hurricane Ike, and it doesn't sound like they'll be ready to move on any time soon.
            "Major League Baseball has always valued the dollar more than they do the individual, the players and their families," Lance Berkman said, according to the Houston Chronicle on Sunday. "That's illustrated in things like playing through a lightning storm in Chicago [on Aug. 4].
            "The most important thing is getting the game in so you don't lose the gate and you don't lose the revenue. That's A-No. 1. And then if in the course of that you can work it around where players aren't affected, that's a distant second. That's one reason why players try to exploit the system to the max because they know they're being treated the same way. That's a sad part of the game."
            The Cubs won both of the games played at Milwaukee's Miller Park, including a no-hitter by Carlos Zambrano. Major League Baseball moved two of the scheduled three-game series to Milwaukee, saying the third game would be played in Houston on Sept. 29 if it were needed to determine postseason play.
            But that olive branch wasn't enough for the Astros' Doug Brocail, who said it was obvious the name on the jerseys played a role in the decision.
            "The thing is we had days at the end of the season that we could have played a single game plus a doubleheader if need be," Brocail said, according to the Chronicle. "And to make us go up and play at North Wrigley like we had to on no sleep, it was absolutely ridiculous. If it was New York or Boston, it would have been played at the end of the season.
            "I truly believe that, and I think 99.9 percent of our teammates believe that. But no, we're the Houston Astros."
            Baseball commissioner Bud Selig took out a full-page ad in Sunday's Chronicle, explaining the process behind the decision.
            "In making the decision to play there, I recognized the advantage the Cubs would have in playing in such close proximity to Chicago and had there been a better option, I would have taken it," the ad read. "All of us involved in the decision regret the frustration the Astros and their fans felt about playing two games in Milwaukee.
            "As Commissioner, my job is to balance many competing needs, while also finishing the season on time so the Postseason can begin as scheduled. Hurricane Ike disrupted many things, including the baseball schedule and I regret its impact on Astros fans. I have heard your complaints and I understand the impact this storm has had on the lives of Texans and Houston-area residents in particular.
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            "Allan H. (Bud) Selig
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ElviswasaBluesFan View Post
              So, the Astros are still pissed about playing the Cubs in Milwaukee. I don't blame them.

              http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3601868

              They sure can complain.
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              • #8
                It's a legitimate complaint. If the Cards were forced into the same situation we'd have a 6,000 post thread. This was all about catering to the Cubs.
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                • #9
                  Can I get an official kah Yankees Elimination Number(TM) post, please?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Blues Fan in SF View Post
                    Can I get an official kah Yankees Elimination Number(TM) post, please?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
                      It's a legitimate complaint. If the Cards were forced into the same situation we'd have a 6,000 post thread. This was all about catering to the Cubs.
                      and until bud can give them a damn good reason why they couldn't play in arlington, then they should be allowed to complain all they want. i'm still confused why as the "home" team they had to use the visitors locker room

                      and was watching a bit of mike & mike this morning and one of the mikes said that he had talked to some baseball guy over this and he had said last year the rockies had 8 days off before the world series. if they have that much time, where is the time for these games?

                      of course, the astros and their fans do accept that they needed to play better and this is not an excuse.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kah View Post
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Blues Fan in SF View Post
                          They could be eliminated without playing tonight, when Boston plays Cleveland. That would be unsatisfying.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kah View Post
                            They could be eliminated without playing tonight, when Boston plays Cleveland. That would be unsatisfying.
                            True. But I'll take it.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MsFunkay View Post
                              and until bud can give them a damn good reason why they couldn't play in arlington, then they should be allowed to complain all they want. i'm still confused why as the "home" team they had to use the visitors locker room

                              and was watching a bit of mike & mike this morning and one of the mikes said that he had talked to some baseball guy over this and he had said last year the rockies had 8 days off before the world series. if they have that much time, where is the time for these games?

                              of course, the astros and their fans do accept that they needed to play better and this is not an excuse.
                              If I remember correctly, I believe the weather guys were calling for rain in Arlington over that weekend. It never actually came, but at the time the decision had to be made, putting them in Arlington wouldn't have made a lot of sense.

                              The M&M point also seems invalid. Sure, the Rockies sat for 8 days, but they were still playing on the other side of the ledger. It's not as if there was absolutely no activity for over a week.

                              I don't think this was handled correctly, but these 2 suggestions don't seem like real solutions.
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