Originally Posted by Phila26Flyers
I can't believe this is actually going to happen. Texas was in first all season. This is what makes baseball so great. The season truly doesn't end until the 162nd game, and that blown 9th inning lead in April DOES matter.
I think I'm rooting for the A's to come out of the American League. They've got a lot of chippy ball players who are easy to root for, and THOSE are the teams that win championships.
Got to say, I wasn't really thinking it would happen, but damn good stuff! Sucks to be the Rangers right now! Swept by the A's to end the season!
PS, thanks for the acknowledgment.
Originally Posted by nilan30
Ok so how does this all work now? If the AL East and West both finish in ties, do the Yankees/Orioles and A's/Rangers play tie break games for the division crown and then the losers play in the wildcard play-in game? Or do they have a predetrmined tie breaker for the division crowns?
Also, when teams play tiebreaker games do the stats in the 163rd (or in the potential above scenario 164th) game count towards regular season stats?
I guess it also already predetermined that the Card's/Braves will play in the NL play-in game as well? Am I interpreting all this correct?
I think you, my friend, got suckered by ESPN. I turned it on last night to see the A's/Rangers outcome (I'm off my boycott during football season) and they were talking about a possible tie in the AL west, which was completely not possible. God ESPN sucks.