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STNYY
09-29-05, 03:55 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/gameday_recap.jsp?ymd=20050929&content_id=1229290&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

"Chicago's victory reduced its magic number to one, clinching a tie for the American League Central title. But even if the Indians were to sweep the three-game set at Jacobs Field this weekend, thus clinching a playoff berth, the White Sox would win the tiebreaker for the AL Central crown with an 11-8 edge in head-to-head play.

The reason the White Sox and Indians wouldn't play a one-game playoff is because, with the Red Sox and Yankees playing each other this weekend, one team would be guaranteed to finish out of the playoffs if the Indians swept the White Sox. And in instances in which two teams from the same division are guaranteed to make the playoffs, MLB does not use a one-game playoff, instead relying on head-to-head records to break the tie."

With the Yanks and Sox beating each other up this weekend, I think this gives the Indians have a slight edge for the WC, but really, who the hell knows what is going to happen. Apparently it was a very understated celebration by the Pale Hose, more relief than joy, perhaps?

MODS - please delete - just saw the Root against the Sox thread

noneckwilliams
09-29-05, 03:58 PM
I expect nothing from the ChiSox this weekend.

Dooley Womack
09-29-05, 04:01 PM
I expect nothing from the ChiSox this weekend.

Cleveland has a free ride.

noneckwilliams
09-29-05, 04:04 PM
Cleveland has a free ride.

I guess we can hope that the ChiSox would take some pride in actually finishing with a better record than Cle (assuming Cle wins tonight).

IncredibleByNature
09-29-05, 05:03 PM
Cleveland has a free ride.

That's how I see it as well. :o