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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:56 am

Baseball needs tiebreaker rules:
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Do Monday's tiebreakers have your head spinning? Here's a quick guide to what's at stake. NL West: Brewers-Cubs (1:05 ET, ESPN): IF Milwaukee wins: Brewers are NL Central champs, host NLDS vs. LAD/COL/CHC. Cubs host wild-card game vs. LAD/COL loser on Tuesday. IF Chicago wins. Cubs are NL Central champs, host NLDS vs. LAD/COL/MIL . Brewers host wild-card game vs. LAD/COL loser. NL West: Rockies-Dodgers (4:09 ET, ESPN): IF Colorado wins: Rockies are NL West champs, host NLDS vs. ATL starting Thursday. Dodgers visit CHC/MIL loser for NL wild-card game. IF Los Angeles wins: Dodgers are NL West champs, host NLDS vs. ATL. Rockies visit CHC/MIL loser for NL wild-card game.

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Re: Baseball

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:12 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:56 am
Baseball needs tiebreaker rules:
One would assume that tiebreakers would be based on:
Head to head;
Division record;
League record;
But not necessarily in that order. After that, things like run differentials would be the next step.

League record: Chi Cubs and Milwaukee both have 82 wins. :D
Division record: Chi Cubs 41 - 35, Milwaukee 39 - 37. :thumbup:
Head to head: :?:

http://scores.nbcsports.com/mlb/standings.asp

That said, no matter how rational it seems a tie breaker means forsaking the revenue from an extra playoff game. Might be a tough sell.
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Unread post by O Really » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:44 pm

Or, they could just have the tied teams play a best of 5 or best of 7 for all the marbles.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:54 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:36 pm
Misery loves company:

Dodgers, Rockies both win, forcing NL West tiebreaker

Loser hits the road for the wild card game.

Go Cubs!

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Go Rockies.

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Would the Cubs or the Rockies be the 1st team to win a play-in game and the WS?
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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:03 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:36 pm
Misery loves company:

Dodgers, Rockies both win, forcing NL West tiebreaker

Loser hits the road for the wild card game.

Go Cubs!

:( Eamus Catuli~AC 010101

Go As! (Wed., October 3 vs NY Yankees)

Go Rockies.

Ut-oh.
Would the Cubs or the Rockies be the 1st team to win a play-in game and the WS?
Technically not a play in game as playoff spots were clinched. The extra games were to decide the division champs vs the wild cards.
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:14 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Would the Cubs or the Rockies be the 1st team to win a play-in game and the WS?
Technically not a play in game as playoff spots were clinched. The extra games were to decide the division champs vs the wild cards.
I mean this next game, not the games they just lost. There's really only one wild card, and it will play a series vs. the Brewers. I could have looked myself, though. This says: St. Louis in 2011, Boston in 2004, Florida in 2003, Anaheim in 2002, Florida in 1997. That 2002-04 streak is impressive.
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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:24 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:14 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Would the Cubs or the Rockies be the 1st team to win a play-in game and the WS?
Technically not a play in game as playoff spots were clinched. The extra games were to decide the division champs vs the wild cards.
I mean this next game, not the games they just lost. There's really only one wild card, and it will play a series vs. the Brewers. I could have looked myself, though. This says: St. Louis in 2011, Boston in 2004, Florida in 2003, Anaheim in 2002, Florida in 1997. That 2002-04 streak is impressive.
I remember the 2003 fish all too well.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:29 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:24 pm
I remember the 2003 fish all too well.
:D I guess you would.

I partially flubbed :oops: . The Cubs and Rockies are both called wild cards, but they do have just one play-in game - tonight, 2005 ET in Chicago - to determine who is the wild card that goes to Milwaukee Thursday.
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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:42 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:29 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:24 pm
I remember the 2003 fish all too well.
:D I guess you would.

I partially flubbed :oops: . The Cubs and Rockies are both called wild cards, but they do have just one play-in game - tonight, 2005 ET in Chicago - to determine who is the wild card that goes to Milwaukee Thursday.
Yeah, I think they changed the format from a single wild card team to a one game playoff between two wild card teams around 2010 or so....
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Go As, go Rockies!
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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:15 am
Next year. Eamus Catuli~AC 010202

Go As, go Rockies!
That was excruciating.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:05 am

GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:20 am
That was excruciating.
Not just because of the eventual winner. I can appreciate great pitching as much as anyone, but I'd rather see a 12-11 score after 5! hours of baseball. How many ways are there to say, "He caught the corner with that one," or "That was really just outside," anyhow?

The hug was funny.
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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:35 am

Vrede too wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:05 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:20 am
That was excruciating.
Not just because of the eventual winner. I can appreciate great pitching as much as anyone, but I'd rather see a 12-11 score after 5! hours of baseball. How many ways are there to say, "He caught the corner with that one," or "That was really just outside," anyhow?

The hug was funny.
The ump was pretty awful, his strike zone (though it was consistent for both teams) had to have been two inches off on the plate. So many swinging strike threes came from the hitters expanding their zone from called strike twos. Hitters didn't have a chance.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:06 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:35 am
The ump was pretty awful, his strike zone (though it was consistent for both teams) had to have been two inches off on the plate. So many swinging strike threes came from the hitters expanding their zone from called strike twos. Hitters didn't have a chance.
I can appreciate what looks like great pitching . . . ;)
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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:15 am
Next year. Eamus Catuli~AC 010202

Go As, go Rockies!
Yanks 6 A's zip bottom 7.

GO BEARS!!!
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:36 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:52 pm
Yanks 6 A's zip bottom 7.

GO BEARS!!!
Oh well, next year. Go Rockies, all the way!

GO RAIDERS!!!
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:45 pm

Oh well, next year. Go Brewers, all the way!
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:52 am

Those 8th innings suck. Go Brewers, get the home field advantage back.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:44 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:52 am
Those 8th innings suck. Go Brewers, get the home field advantage back.
Survived the 8th, let the 9th get scary. Anyhow, got the home field advantage back whatever happens in the next 2 games. :thumbup:
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:24 am

Cool, just one more.
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