Re: Who wins a Red Sox / A's tiebreaker?
posted at 9/23/2013 11:58 AM EDT
In response to andrewmitch's comment:
In response to GoUconn13's comment:
To respond to a guy about hoping that the yankees get back in the wildcard chase, I think they are done. Already four games behind the #2 wildcard leader. The Yankees is more likely need to go 6-0 and hopefully like Cleveland or Texas or Tampa go like 1-5 or 0-6. I do not see it is happening
So forget the Yankees. It looked alike right now it is a three teams race. Kansas City the forth team in the standing have a very slight chance to get back into the race. Kansas City goes to Seattle and then back to Chicago White Sox. Not a good road trip for them. Anyone who have a funny west or long road trip between two cities tended to struggle. Look at Rays and Texas too.
For now we can still hope that Texas can try to make a three way tie with Tampa and Cleveland to force two games playoff games!!
so there would have to be TWO MORE games (not just 1) if there was a 3 way? I think I recall seeing that
that would be the best case scenario by far along w/ a top seed
ask and you shall receive
DONE!!!!!!!!! I am pulling a Joe Namath!!!!
Wild Card: What about the various AL scenarios, which one might punnilycharacterize as being "wild"?
As noted above, it remains a crowded scrum for the two AL wild-card bids, what with theRangers, Rays, Indians, Orioles, Royals and Yankees all having designs on a berth. The MLB rules for such affairs -- at least the ones publicly disclosed -- provide for, at most, four-team tiebreaker scenarios. So we'll cover those here ...
- Two teams tie for one wild card: Very straightforward. One-game playoff on Sept. 30 with home-field advantage determined by the methods noted above in the Cardinals-Pirates section.
- Three teams tie for one wild card: Teams A, B and C are assigned as noted above and they play as noted above -- i.e. B at A, followed by the winner of A-B at C with the bid at stake.
- Three teams tie for both wild cards: Game 1: Team B @ Team A, winner gets wild card; Game 2: Loser of Game 1 @ Team C, winner gets remaining wild card.
- Four teams tie for one wild card: Tournament format. B @ A, D @ C, winners of those two games play for wild-card berth.
- Four teams tie for both wild cards: Game 1: Team B @ Team A, winner gets wild card; Game 2: Team D @ Team C, winner gets remaining wild card.
All of that made perfect sense, right? Good. Now consider yourself prepped for the