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Ol' No. 2
09-29-2005, 11:26 AM
Here (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-050929soxplayoff,1,3063320.story?coll=cs-home-headlines) we have the Cubune explaining all the possibilities. All, that is, except any that have the Sox winning the division.:rolleyes:

Law11
09-29-2005, 11:32 AM
This goes against all weve heard about a tie breaker... See below
on the nighmare case... I thought the div was decided on a head-to head.


THE AL CENTRAL: If the Indians win out and the Sox lose out, Cleveland takes it at 96-66. The Sox would finish 95-67.

THE AL WILD CARD AND THE SOX: The Sox have clinched a tie for the wild card. For the Sox to clinch the wild card, see at top.


AND IF SOX ARE IN A THREE-WAY TIE? If Boston and New York win Thursday, they would both finish 95-67 if Boston wins their weekend series 2-1. If that happens, Boston plays one game at New York on Monday for the AL East title. The loser travels to U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday to play for the wild-card berth.

THE NIGHTMARE: The White Sox and Cleveland finish 95-67, tied for AL Central, and New York and Boston finish 95-67 in AL East.

THEN WHAT? On Monday, the Sox play at Cleveland and Boston plays at New York. The winners are division champs. The losers play Tuesday for the wild card. The Sox would host New York or Boston; Cleveland would host New York or travel to Boston.
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anewman35
09-29-2005, 11:37 AM
This goes against all weve heard about a tie breaker... See below
on the nighmare case... I thought the div was decided on a head-to head.

That scenerio only happens if all 4 teams end up with 95 wins. If the Sox and Indians both end up with more wins than the Red Sox and Yankees, then they'd both make the playoffs no matter what.

BNLSox
09-29-2005, 11:38 AM
Here's the worst case scenario.... Sox lose today, Tribe wins.

That means that Cleveland would then HAVE to sweep us to win the division, but with one win we would still Clinch it.

Today's game is fairly meaningless for the division but a win will lock up a playoff berth and go a long way to holding home field advantage.

Cleveland has to win out to win the division outright and that would still require us losing tonight. Even the darkest of clouds wouldnt predict that scenario.

itsnotrequired
09-29-2005, 11:41 AM
Today's game is fairly meaningless for the division but a win will lock up a playoff berth and go a long way to holding home field advantage.


Today's game is far from meaningless. Win today and the Sox clinch the division, even if they are swept by Cleveland.

Law11
09-29-2005, 11:43 AM
Here's the worst case scenario.... Sox lose today, Tribe wins.

That means that Cleveland would then HAVE to sweep us to win the division, but with one win we would still Clinch it.

Today's game is fairly meaningless for the division but a win will lock up a playoff berth and go a long way to holding home field advantage.

Cleveland has to win out to win the division outright and that would still require us losing tonight. Even the darkest of clouds wouldnt predict that scenario.

I'm still trying to figure out the tie-breaker scenario if Cleve and us tie.
Is there a playoff game to decide or not. Or is that all dependent on The WC situation with Bos and NY.

DenverSock
09-29-2005, 11:46 AM
This goes against all weve heard about a tie breaker... See below
on the nighmare case... I thought the div was decided on a head-to head.


THE AL CENTRAL: If the Indians win out and the Sox lose out, Cleveland takes it at 96-66. The Sox would finish 95-67.

THE AL WILD CARD AND THE SOX: The Sox have clinched a tie for the wild card. For the Sox to clinch the wild card, see at top.


AND IF SOX ARE IN A THREE-WAY TIE? If Boston and New York win Thursday, they would both finish 95-67 if Boston wins their weekend series 2-1. If that happens, Boston plays one game at New York on Monday for the AL East title. The loser travels to U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday to play for the wild-card berth.

THE NIGHTMARE: The White Sox and Cleveland finish 95-67, tied for AL Central, and New York and Boston finish 95-67 in AL East.

THEN WHAT? On Monday, the Sox play at Cleveland and Boston plays at New York. The winners are division champs. The losers play Tuesday for the wild card. The Sox would host New York or Boston; Cleveland would host New York or travel to Boston.
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This can oly happen if the Toons sweep all 4 remaining games. Sox could lose today and one win in Cleveland would be enought to Clinch the division outright-no tie breakers needed. Theoretically the AL East winner could still have a better record than the Sox. Not as Unlikely, but not probale either. Calm yourselves the most probable outcome is home field Advantage all the way through. :D: