It is . . . Getting Interesting

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It is possible a three-way tie can occur for the Wild Card in the AL. For those not paying attention, the New Wild Card is a "play-in" game between the two non-division winners with the best record. Currently, Pyrrho's Boys have the edge by one game (91-70) whereas the DEVIL Rays and the Steers 'n Queers are (90-71). So if Cleveland loses, and either Tampa or Texas wins, we have a tie. If they both win we have a three-way tie. If they all win, just a two-way tie.

Currently . . . Tampa was destroying Toronto, but Toronto has scored 3. Cleveland leads the Twins 2-0 but Texas is losing 1-0 to the Los Angeles Angels of Orange County and Environs.

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Meanwhile, Alvarez pitches a no-hitter against Detroit while on deck. . . .

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Tito: "Unleash the midges."
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Tampa hangs on and Texas moves into the lead! http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u264 ... a6af76.gif

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CELEBRATE! INDIANS BACK IN THE POSTSEASON
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Amazing.
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Don't worry . . . they won't get far!
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WE HAZ PLAYOFF!!11!!

Now who does Cleveland prefer to lose to play for the one-game play in? Tampa or Texas?

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Tampa is my guess.
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Pyrrho wrote:Tampa is my guess.
Our record was 5-1 against Texas ... err, Steers and Queers. Tampa we were 2-4. You like the pitching match up with Tampa better?
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Just out of curiosity, if it had ended in a three-way tie, what would have been done?
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I knew it, then just tried to explain it on the phone, and I am not sure. Not going to be arsed to look it up, but basically Cleveland and Tampa would play and the loser of that would play Texas. I think. I heard that there was a possibility of Cleveland playing twice.

Fuck it: http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-bas ... -scenarios

I am not even going to try to quote it! :shock:

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MrMonty wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Tampa is my guess.
Our record was 5-1 against Texas ... err, Steers and Queers. Tampa we were 2-4. You like the pitching match up with Tampa better?
I have no idea.
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I see that Nelson Cruz is back in the lineup for the Rangers.
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We have been instructed to wear red and/or Indians shirts/hats/whatever to work today to support "the Tribe."

Our boss is a Red Sox fan.

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A few Boston Talking Heads are declaring the ALDS for the Devil Rays http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u264 ... /brood.gif

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Pyrrho wrote:CELEBRATE! INDIANS BACK IN THE POSTSEASON
http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve- ... 9d734f.jpg
Cleveland is 4 outs away from the end of their season unless they can score at least 3 runs.
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At least 4 runs . . .

. . . no wait!

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http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve- ... 1df2c6.jpg

"...and that's that."

At least they made it that far.

Now on to our local fantasy football team.
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Veeerrrry interesting.

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"They could have waited another year."
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Will it be a Boston-Los Angeles series?
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Not there yet--as I just cautioned an over-excited Pirates fan.

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I would like to see pirates in there. Being an underdog type of fan that I am, however Mrs izittrue is a RedSox fan so we are hoping for them. Maybe if I pray harder....
Well obviously both can be in the series but I would root for the Sox.
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izittrue wrote:Will it be a Boston-Los Angeles series?
Well they both advance to the next stage. The other two series are going to game 5.

That would be a pretty exciting matchup though.
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Pants.

Does anyone have . . . some . . . pants?

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Verlander's good. Lucky for Boston that Detroit needed him for game 5 so he can only pitch one, maybe two games in the ALCS.
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That certainly helps, but Boston is cornering the market on toilet paper.-

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You need a hit more than pants.
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Great catch!!
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How often does it happen. Make a great catch and hit the following half of inning.
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Not enough.

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There is some great pitching going on.
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Not for the Red Sox http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u264 ... 1f3b46.gif

But, it is not like Detroit has anyone good for Game 3. . . .

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Holy shit. Ortiz.

That was fucking awesome!
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First pitch.

Hunter almost had a play on it. The Interwebz radio was a few seconds before the HDTV so I hear Dave O'Brien screaming the call, "It's over his head," which means at least Ortiz gets a double scoring two . . . "IT'S GONE!" http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u264 ... fc871a.gif

To quote what Steven Wright said about the 2004 ALCS: "If it was a movie, it would be a bad movie, because no one would believe it."

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Wow. That was an amazing game.

Great day to be a Boston fan, isn't it?

That was clutch. Down 5-1 and Ortiz comes up with bases loaded and puts the first pitch into the bullpen over a diving Hunter, who goes over the wall.

The bottom of the 9th was a pretty cool coup de grace too.

Pretty big game too. It's only game 2 of a 7-game series, but going to Detroit with the series tied is a lot different than going there already down 2 games to face Verlander.
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:o

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P.S.
Has any . . . um . . . pants?
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Anaxagoras wrote:That was clutch. Down 5-1 and Ortiz comes up with bases loaded and puts the first pitch into the bullpen over a diving Hunter, who goes over the wall.
Seriously. NO ONE believed that would happen. At best, maybe a double . . . cut it 5-3 or even 5-4 if Pedie runs, which he would since it was two outs.
The bottom of the 9th was a pretty cool coup de grace too.
There were about 17--17--guys who were suppose to be set-up and closers. Koji? He was "some guy." Maybe mop-up or something. Seriously.
Pretty big game too. It's only game 2 of a 7-game series, but going to Detroit with the series tied is a lot different than going there already down 2 games to face Verlander.
Oh shit yeah. 0-2 against Verlander? Feh! Lucky to lose it in Boston. Now who knows? In fact, the post game discussion as I type discussed this very point: "Oh yeah, you're walking the plank!"

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