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    Congrats, Yankees

    If you win today's 162nd game to clinch the division, your reward could be playing your first playoff game in Arlington against the Texas Rangers if Oakland wins again today.

    Congratulations!
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Congrats, Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    If you win today's 162nd game to clinch the division, your reward could be playing your first playoff game in Arlington against the Texas Rangers if Oakland wins again today.

    Congratulations!
    lol ouch...
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    Re: Congrats, Yankees

    I really want to see this happen but the Orioles would have to win tonight, too, right?

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    Re: Congrats, Yankees

    No, if the Yankees win tonight, they clinch the #1 seed and the O's are a WC no matter what else happens. Whoever wins tonight's A's-Rangers game wins the west and plays the Tigers in the ALDS while the loser plays the O's in the WC game. The OP is addressing the fact that, if the A's win tonight and the Rangers win the WC game, the #1 seed Yankees will be "rewarded" by having to travel to Arlington to play the Rangers for game 1 of the ALDS.
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    Re: Congrats, Yankees

    The As and Orioles may take the division from the Rangers and Yankees. I wonder what the odds of that would have been at the beginning of the year.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Congrats, Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    The As and Orioles may take the division from the Rangers and Yankees. I wonder what the odds of that would have been at the beginning of the year.
    I would love a Rangers/NYY Wild Card game...with the Rangers winning. What a kick to the gut that would be.

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    Re: Congrats, Yankees

    Just to be clear, I said tonight earlier, but the Rangers and A's game is this afternoon at 3:35.
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    Re: Congrats, Yankees

    Or at the beginning of August even?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    The As and Orioles may take the division from the Rangers and Yankees. I wonder what the odds of that would have been at the beginning of the year.

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    Re: Congrats, Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    The As and Orioles may take the division from the Rangers and Yankees. I wonder what the odds of that would have been at the beginning of the year.
    I don't know, but wow if someone put a parlay on those two things, I imagine they're going to be treating some friends and family to a very nice vacation.
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    Re: Congrats, Yankees

    What the Yankees have going for them is the Red Sox mostly quit on this season a month ago. Don't expect the Yankees to encounter a lot of resistance tonight.
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    Re: Congrats, Yankees

    Got it...thanks for clarifying.

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    No, if the Yankees win tonight, they clinch the #1 seed and the O's are a WC no matter what else happens. Whoever wins tonight's A's-Rangers game wins the west and plays the Tigers in the ALDS while the loser plays the O's in the WC game. The OP is addressing the fact that, if the A's win tonight and the Rangers win the WC game, the #1 seed Yankees will be "rewarded" by having to travel to Arlington to play the Rangers for game 1 of the ALDS.


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