View Full Version : Playoff Scenarios

07-26-2008, 11:14 AM

1. Cubs
2. D-backs
3. Phillies
4. Brewers


1. Angels
2. Red Sox
3. White Sox
4. Rays


Red Sox

World Series:


07-26-2008, 02:25 PM
ok. well nobody has any opinions apparently

Joba Rules!!
07-26-2008, 02:43 PM
Nats DEF Royals in 7

07-26-2008, 02:59 PM
Your NL scenario isn't possible...

07-26-2008, 03:02 PM
In a move that stuns the worlds of both sports and science, the CIA unleashes the clones of long-dead baseball greats, like Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and their counterparts, and creates a team they call the Langley Agents.

Commissioner Bud Selig, in his infinite wisdom (though many suspect with some back room deals involved) allows the Agents to be admitted into Major League Baseball, shockingly in mid-season, and they are placed in the AL East. The stipulation is that they must win every series they play until the end of the year, and if they do so they will be declared the winners of their division and allowed into the playoffs.

They manage to do just that, with Bob Gibson pitching a complete game 3-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays in their final game of the season to finish the sweep of every remaining series, and they're in. The Rays, consequently, are once again without a playoff berth.

Once in the playoffs, the Agents begin to truly shine. Ruth goes 10-for-12 in the first series, blasting 4 home runs over three games and compiling a .632 OBP, having been intentionally walked multiple times in game 3. They quickly sweep the Angels out of the first round and move on to meet the Yankeees in the NLCS.

The irony of Babe Ruth playing in The House That Ruth Built against the Yankees is lost on no one, and fans are utterly torn during each game of the series. The Yankees do manage to steal one, Warren Spahn having twisted his ankle running to first to cover on a play in the 2nd, and the pen, while solid, has a little trouble holding back the Yankees momentum after the Agents lost a key player so early in the game. One is all they get, however, as the Agents finish them off in Game 5 on a gem pitched by Christy Mathewson, who is backed by a bases clearing triple in the 5th by Ty Cobb and a 3-run bomb in the 7th off the bat of Stan Musial.

The Agents go on to meet the Cubs in their first World Series in years, and their fate proves to be the same as that of the Rays. The Cubs once potent offense is no match for the likes of Cy Young, Bob Gibson, Walter Johnson, and Grover Alexander, who combine to give up only 2 earned runs in a total of 30 innings pitched, and sweep the Cubs in what would prove to be their only World Series appearance for another 75 years.

At least, that's my opinion.