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wilburaga
09-30-2008, 01:27 PM
Win and advance, or lose and go home.

If I'm not mistaken, this is the franchise's first such game. No postseason series has ever gone the full allotment of games, and the Sox have never been in a single game pennant/division/wild card playoff.

This is good stuff.

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Lip Man 1
09-30-2008, 01:42 PM
Correct

Lip

esbrechtel
09-30-2008, 01:46 PM
wow, that is crazy...well lets go 1 for 1!

BRDSR
09-30-2008, 01:54 PM
wow, that is crazy...well lets go 1 for 1!

That is crazy...sadly, it says a lot about how few post season series this team has played in. What is it...10? Do I have that right?

eriqjaffe
09-30-2008, 02:10 PM
Win and advance, or lose and go home.

If I'm not mistaken, this is the franchise's first such game. No postseason series has ever gone the full allotment of games, and the Sox have never been in a single game pennant/division/wild card playoff.Since this is officially a regular-season game, yesterday's game ultimately had the same consequences. Heck, so was the last game against Cleveland. Lose either of those two, and the next game doesn't happen.

RTI_SoxFan
09-30-2008, 02:10 PM
Can't yesterdays game be classified as win or go home?

I want Mags back
09-30-2008, 02:14 PM
Can't yesterdays game be classified as win or go home?

id say so.

nsdjoe
09-30-2008, 02:17 PM
Can't yesterdays game be classified as win or go home?

Of course. There have been plenty of "win or go home games" in the past, but no "win and advance, lose and go home" games. If that makes sense.

I want Mags back
09-30-2008, 02:19 PM
Of course. There have been plenty of "win or go home games" in the past, but no "win and advance, lose and go home" games. If that makes sense.

we won yesterday to advance to today's tiebreak...

SOX ADDICT '73
09-30-2008, 02:21 PM
By definition, does "single elimination" mean that whichever team wins goes on, and the loser goes home? The last two games were certainly "do or die" for the Sox, but the Indians and Tigers were playing for nothing more than pride (and the opportunity to screw over a division rival).

wilburaga
09-30-2008, 02:23 PM
Can't yesterdays game be classified as win or go home?

Yes, but tonight's game has the added drama that it is single elimination for BOTH teams.

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TDog
09-30-2008, 02:30 PM
That is crazy...sadly, it says a lot about how few post season series this team has played in. What is it...10? Do I have that right?

No. Really it says a lot about the American League rarely having playoffs.

There have only been three playoffs in the history of the American League. The Red Sox played in two of them, against the Indians and Yankees. The Red Sox lost them both. The other playoff was between the Angels and Mariners.

The National League has had four single-game playoffs since 1980. Before divisional play, they did a best-three playoff to break a league tie. The Dodgers were in all four series. twice against the Giants.

Playoffs don't happen often. And with the wild card, you don't see playoffs involving the two best teams in the league anymore. If two teams are tied with 99 wins, as the Red Sox and Yankees were in 1978, one goes in as the wild card.

SOX ADDICT '73
09-30-2008, 02:36 PM
No. Really it says a lot about the American League rarely having playoffs.
I don't think we're talking here about these "play-in" games specifically, but any single elimination game, such as an LDS game 5, or an LCS or WS game 7.

Mendoza Line
09-30-2008, 03:10 PM
This is truly an intense game and I can't wait to see it.

Win, or Die Trying!

Come on Sox!

turners56
09-30-2008, 03:19 PM
I think the home team in these games have a slight advantage overall. The latest was last year and the Rockies won in 13. The one before that was in 1999 at Cinergy Field and the Mets won. The one previous was in 98 when the Cubs won against the Giants. The M's also won one at the King Dome back in 95 I think.

Max Power
09-30-2008, 03:29 PM
That is crazy...sadly, it says a lot about how few post season series this team has played in. What is it...10? Do I have that right?

I count 8, for now.

1906
1917
1919
1959
1983
1993
2000
2005

Mohoney
09-30-2008, 03:51 PM
I count 8, for now.

1906
1917
1919
1959
1983
1993
2000
2005

We played in 3 postseason series in 2005, though. So his answer of 10 was correct.

doublem23
09-30-2008, 04:05 PM
That is crazy...sadly, it says a lot about how few post season series this team has played in. What is it...10? Do I have that right?

8 post-season appearances, the fewest of any of the Original 16 franchises.