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Ron!n
10-03-2012, 02:18 PM
Phillies at Nationals, 1:05 p.m. ET: At 97-64, Washington is tied for the best record in baseball, and it's been pretty clear for quite a long time that the Nats have been bound for October. They still don't know who they're playing, though, or when or where.

If Washington wins, things will be clarified quite a bit, right away, in the National League. A Nats win would give them 98 wins and guarantee them the top seed in the NL playoffs. That's because they hold the tiebreaker over the Reds, due to a 5-2 head-to-head record. So in case of a victory, the Nationals will know that they will be playing on Sunday, on the road, against the winner of the Cardinals-Braves Wild Card game on Friday. In case of a loss, they will have to wait for the result of the Reds-Cardinals game. We'll get to that in a bit.

Rangers at A's, 3:35 p.m. ET: This is quite easily the biggest single game of the day. The American League West title rides on its outcome, with Ryan Dempster facing A.J. Griffin as the A's go for their 50th home win. The victor will have 94 wins, the loser 93, and each team will wait for the outcomes of the Orioles-Rays and Red Sox-Yankees games in the evening, because even though we'll know the West champ, we won't know whether that team is the top seed or second seed in the AL, nor will we know whether the losing team is the No. 1 Wild Card or the No. 2 Wild Card.

So while no single game has as much bearing on the matchups, even this one-game shootout will still require waiting on other variables.

Angels at Mariners, 6:40 p.m. ET: It's your last chance to see Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Jered Weaver this year, which makes for a decent reason to watch. But also, Trout will be looking to have a huge day as he holds out the faintest hope for passing Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in the AL batting title race, thus denying Cabrera the Major Leagues' first Triple Crown in 45 years.

Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET, and Orioles at Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET: This one almost resembles a World Cup group, where on the final day, the teams start at the same time to avoid anybody having an advantage. That's not why it's set up this way, of course, but it'll make for lots of picture-in-picture watching all over the Northeast.

The Yankees hold a one-game lead over the Orioles, so the reigning division champs have it simple: win and the AL East title is theirs regardless of what the O's do. Additionally, a Yankees win secures them the best record in the AL, the top seed and home-field advantage in the AL Championship Series. They would face the Wild Card winner in the Division Series, starting on the road, on Sunday. In that scenario, the AL West champion, regardless of whether it's Texas or Oakland, would head to Detroit for the first two games of the best-of-five ALDS, with the first game on Saturday.

Regardless of the Yankees' outcome, though, Baltimore will still have something to play for. If the Orioles and Yankees both win, Baltimore would host the one-game Wild Card playoff against the team that loses the Texas-Oakland game. But if the Orioles lose, no matter what the Yankees do, then they will be going on the road for the Wild Card playoff game. Because of tiebreakers (head-to-head record), if Baltimore loses, it will have to travel to the loser of the A's-Rangers game for the one-game Wild Card playoff on Friday. The winner of that game would then open the Division Series at home on Sunday against the team with the best record.

If the Yankees lose and the Orioles win, then it gets hairy. They would meet Thursday in a one-game tiebreaker, which would count as a regular-season game, to determine the division champion. That game would take place in Baltimore due to the second tiebreaker, which is record within a team's own division. The losing team would have 94 regular-season wins and thus would host the Wild Card playoff game over the 93-win AL West runner-up.

Since the result a tiebreaker game cannot be considered in determining playoff seeding, the winning team would be tied for the top seed with the 94-win AL West winner. To determine top seed and Division Series matchups, then, the previous tiebreakers would apply. If the Yankees won, they would play the Wild Card winner, with the West champion playing the Tigers. If the Orioles won, they would play the Tigers, with the AL West champion playing the Wild Card winner.

Tigers at Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET: How about a chase for a historic individual accomplishment, just to add a little spice? By the time this game starts, Cabrera and the Tigers will likely know whether Trout has any chance of catching him in batting average, and whether the Rangers' Josh Hamilton has passed him in homers (Cabrera leads by one), and manager Jim Leyland will be able to make a decision on whether to start his superstar. It sounds likely that Cabrera will play at least some, and that means the opportunity for fans in Kansas City and around the world to see him put the final touches on what looks likely to be the first Triple Crown season since 1967.

The Tigers, like the Giants, actually have one small advantage as the third-place division champion in their league. They have a little bit of certainty. And they're going to be no fun for any opponent to face. Regardless of whether it's the AL East champ or the AL West champ, somebody's going to be heading to Comerica Park knowing that Justin Verlander and a potential 0-1 series hole awaits. It's better that than having to play a one-game-for-your-playoff-life test, but it's quite a challenge just the same.

Reds at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET: If the Nats have won, then there's not a lot on the line in this one, and in fact the Cardinals have already bagged scheduled starter Adam Wainwright in favor of rookie Shelby Miller. But if Washington loses, then the Reds will have a chance to claim the best record in the NL and avoid facing the Giants in the Division Series. In that case, Cincinnati would face the Wild Card winner, either Atlanta or St. Louis, on the road starting on Sunday. The Nationals would head to San Francisco to play the first two games of an NLDS against the Giants, before finishing the series at home.

It's difficult to say whether the Giants would necessarily be a tougher foe than the Braves or even the Cards, but in this case the travel is no doubt a factor. You can bet both Cincinnati and Washington would rather have the short trip than the long one.

Thought we could use a thread for the final day of the season. A's and Rangers should be a good game.

Super.
10-03-2012, 02:19 PM
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Il Mago50
10-03-2012, 02:23 PM
The AL and the postseason would be a beauty if Texas somehow can get knocked off in that wildcard game.

Vinny642
10-03-2012, 02:23 PM
Bye Ben Sheets after a nice career, much love!

Pinstripe pride
10-03-2012, 02:31 PM
i think the yankees win the east and the A's win the west

sixer04fan
10-03-2012, 02:32 PM
Remember this thread last year? Best night of regular season baseball I have ever seen. Epic night for the PSD MLB forum.

Super.
10-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Remember this thread last year? Best night of regular season baseball I have ever seen. Epic night for the PSD MLB forum.

I do. I also remember sobbing in my chair. (Red Sox fan)

However since the team I'm rooting for can't be eliminated (A's) this is going to be awesome!

bigmac8675
10-03-2012, 03:34 PM
Games about to start in Oakland... LETS GO A's!

Vandelay16
10-03-2012, 03:36 PM
Let's go A's!

B'sCeltsPatsSox
10-03-2012, 03:39 PM
Rooting for the A's tonight and hoping that the Sox can somehow beat the Yankees and the Orioles take advantage.

giants73756
10-03-2012, 03:39 PM
I heard some Wolfgang Gartner music being played inside the Oakland Coliseum :D

Ron!n
10-03-2012, 03:59 PM
1-0 A's!!

WildPhins10
10-03-2012, 04:02 PM
1-0 A's!!

Nice :clap:

seikou8
10-03-2012, 04:02 PM
yankees lets win tonight

Ron!n
10-03-2012, 04:03 PM
1 interesting thing in this game is the losing team is going to have to play another game real soon (tomorrow?). Makes you wonder if one of the managers will be reluctant to use his bullpen or at least not manage as if it's a must win.

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 04:28 PM
michael young giving the rangers the lead

seikou8
10-03-2012, 04:32 PM
4-1 rangers

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 04:33 PM
wow! couldn't make that catch . tough

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 04:33 PM
and now another driven in

giants73756
10-03-2012, 04:34 PM
Disastrous inning for the A's.

Il Mago50
10-03-2012, 04:35 PM
So what are the scenario in terms of who faces who now in the AL?

YadiSTL
10-03-2012, 04:37 PM
welp, guess It was a nice dream for the A's

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 04:43 PM
Go Yanks! :clap:

xnick5757
10-03-2012, 04:51 PM
jayson stark on the scenarios for today:


If the Yankees lose and the Orioles win
Then the AL East is tied (at 94-68), and the Yankees and Orioles have to play a tiebreaker game Thursday in Baltimore. The winner is the AL East champ. The loser is the wild-card team. But is it the "first" wild card or the "second" wild card? That depends on what happens in Oakland.

If the A's beat the Rangers
Then Oakland (94-68) wins the AL West, and Texas (93-69) is a wild-card team. But would the Rangers be the "first" wild card or the "second" wild card? That depends on what happens in the AL East:

If the Yankees and Orioles both win Wednesday, the Orioles (94-68) would host the Rangers (93-69) in the wild-card game Friday. Why? Because a Baltimore win Wednesday would give the Orioles the better record.
If the Orioles lose Wednesday and finish with the same record as Texas (93-69), the Rangers would host the wild-card game Friday because they won the season series from Baltimore.
If the Rangers lose and there's a tie for the AL East (at 94-68), the AL East loser hosts the Rangers in the wild-card game because either still would have more wins (94) than Texas (93).
If the Rangers beat the A's
Then the Rangers (94-68) win the AL West, and Oakland (93-67) is a wild card. But is it the "first" wild card or "second" wild card? Again, that depends on developments in the AL East.

If the Yankees and Orioles both win Wednesday, the Orioles would host the A's in the wild-card game because Baltimore would have one more regular-season win (94) than Oakland (93).
If the Yankees lose, the Orioles win, there's a tie for the AL East and Oakland loses to Texas, the loser of the AL East tiebreaker game hosts the A's. Again, the reason: The AL East loser still would have more wins (94) than Oakland (93).
If the Yankees, Orioles and A's all lose Wednesday, the Orioles and A's would finish with the same record (93-69). If that happens, the A's host the wild-card game Friday. Why? Because they won the season series.
Who's No. 1 in the AL?
If the Yankees win Wednesday:

Then this is simple. They're the No. 1 seed in the AL. So their first Division Series game is Sunday at the winner of the wild-card game.

The AL West winner then would head for Detroit to start its Division Series on Saturday.

If there's a Yankees-Orioles tie:

This gets trickier. Then there's a three-way tie for the best record in the AL (Yankees, Orioles and the AL West champ, all at 94-68).

Under that scenario, the AL East tiebreaker game would not be used to determine seeding, even though it is otherwise considered a regular-season game. So how would that seeding be sorted out? Here's the breakdown:

Yankees win the AL East, Rangers win the AL West: Yankees are the No. 1 seed and play the wild-card winner. Rangers are the No. 2 seed and play at Detroit. Why? Yankees won the season series.
Yankees win the AL East, A's win the AL West: A's are the No. 1 seed and play the wild-card survivor. Yankees are the No. 2 seed and face Detroit. Why? Yankees and A's split the season series, but A's had the better record in division games.
Orioles win the AL East, Rangers win the AL West: Rangers are the No. 1 seed and draw the wild-card winner. Orioles are the No. 2 seed and play Detroit. Why? Rangers won the season series.
Orioles win the AL East, A's win the AL West: A's are the No. 1 seed. Orioles are the No. 2 seed. Same LDS matchups. Why? Orioles won the season series.
If the Yankees and the Orioles both lose Wednesday
Then there's a tie for the best record between the Yankees and the AL West champ (at 93-69).

Under that scenario, the Yankees are the No. 1 seed if the Rangers win the West -- but the No. 2 seed if the A's win the West. Why? See the tiebreaker scenarios above.

Who's No. 1 in the NL?
The Reds and Nationals head into their games Wednesday with the same record (97-64). So

If the Reds win and the Nationals lose
Then the Reds are the No. 1 seed and play Sunday at the home of the wild-card survivor. And the Nationals are the No. 2 seed and play Saturday in San Francisco.

If the Nationals win and the Reds lose
Then the Nationals are the No. 1 seed and visit the wild-card winner Sunday. And the Reds are the No. 2 seed and start their Division Series on Saturday in San Francisco.

If the Nationals and Reds finish tied
Then the Nationals are the No. 1 seed. And the Reds are the No. 2 seed. (Same matchups as the Nationals win/Reds lose scenario above.) Why? Nationals won the season series.

It sounds insane. But it could have been worse, if Raul Ibanez hadn't hit that home run Tuesday to bring the Yankees back from the dead.

That would have created a nightmare scenario in which the Orioles, Yankees and the AL West loser could have finished in a three-way tie (at 93-69) -- forcing one of those teams to fly 2,500 miles, across three time zones, Thursday night to play the wild-card game Friday. But the good news is, that's one crazy possibility that's now officially defunct. Phew.

goldenstater
10-03-2012, 04:51 PM
welp, guess It was a nice dream for the A's

they still made the playoffs even if they dont win today? anything can happen if they win the play in game. its not over yet.

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 04:55 PM
A's looking to come back!

YadiSTL
10-03-2012, 05:01 PM
Maybe I spoke too soon! :p

giants73756
10-03-2012, 05:04 PM
Pennington...

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 05:05 PM
Wow!!!!!!

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 05:05 PM
coco just tied game!

giants73756
10-03-2012, 05:05 PM
Wow! What a game so far.

seikou8
10-03-2012, 05:05 PM
it is not over til its over

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 05:06 PM
A's tie it up!

seikou8
10-03-2012, 05:07 PM
man the as are really something special

StriveGreatness
10-03-2012, 05:07 PM
Go Oakland and go Yankees. I don't want to face Texas.

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Holy ****!!!!!!!! Hamilton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

giants73756
10-03-2012, 05:12 PM
holy balls

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Wow!

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 05:13 PM
he dropped that ****!

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 05:13 PM
Holy ****

TOJAYS
10-03-2012, 05:13 PM
lmao!!!! wow haamilton

seikou8
10-03-2012, 05:13 PM
boom

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 05:14 PM
I ****ing love baseball!!

sacgiants1213
10-03-2012, 05:14 PM
There's more magic in the Colosseum than there was at AT&T park in 2010. Amazing.

YadiSTL
10-03-2012, 05:14 PM
haha Josh Hamilton

The X
10-03-2012, 05:15 PM
As much as I want the A's to win I feel bad for Hamilton now.

NYYCowboys
10-03-2012, 05:16 PM
I can't believe he dropped that! What was he drunk???.....oh wait sorry.

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 05:16 PM
Jeez.

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 05:16 PM
Wow! What a game so far.

you got that right !

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 05:17 PM
I can't believe he dropped that! What was he drunk???.....oh wait sorry.

to soon?? to soon?? lol

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 05:19 PM
Where is Reddick from? He looks Ultra RedNeck

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 05:19 PM
Washington and Hamilton in a discussion?

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 05:20 PM
Georgia

giants73756
10-03-2012, 05:20 PM
I wish I could hear what Washington was saying to Hamilton.

S.P.
10-03-2012, 05:21 PM
The first thing they teach you when you're going after a pop-up: Pretend it's a giant crack rock, then you'll never drop it.

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 05:24 PM
I wish I could hear what Washington was saying to Hamilton.
"We'll do some lines when this is over and I'm not taking NO for an answer"

That's my best guess

otatop
10-03-2012, 05:24 PM
:laugh:

Nomar
10-03-2012, 05:29 PM
Ellsbury will be CF for Texas next year.

S.P.
10-03-2012, 05:31 PM
Ellsbury will be CF for Texas next year.

Texas drug dealers will hate it, but Texas firemen will love it.

Nomar
10-03-2012, 05:37 PM
Texas drug dealers will hate it, but Texas firemen will love it.

Lol ouch

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 05:51 PM
Texas drug dealers will hate it, but Texas firemen will love it.
I don't get it :(

Buckwheat
10-03-2012, 05:52 PM
This is hilarious.

sacgiants1213
10-03-2012, 05:54 PM
I don't get it :(

Shannon Stone was a fireman. I think that's the reference he was trying to make.

Young2Kinsler
10-03-2012, 05:57 PM
I really don't even know what to say about this team anymore. I think our window to win a title has slammed shut.

It's really hard to wrap your mind around seeing something like this. Pretty dark day in DFW

giants73756
10-03-2012, 06:03 PM
and here come the rangers

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 06:04 PM
Rut Roh

seikou8
10-03-2012, 06:04 PM
we got a situation 2nd and 3rd zero outs

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 06:05 PM
I really don't even know what to say about this team anymore. I think our window to win a title has slammed shut.

It's really hard to wrap your mind around seeing something like this. Pretty dark day in DFW
I have missed your negativity. It always comes out in October :laugh2:

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 06:05 PM
Shannon Stone was a fireman. I think that's the reference he was trying to make.
I still don't get it...

Oh because Hamilton was the one who threw the ball?

giants73756
10-03-2012, 06:06 PM
I don't get it :(

I think the guy who Hamilton killed was a fireman.

edit: Oh, it was already explained up there ^

giants73756
10-03-2012, 06:08 PM
Rangers can't afford to strand these runners.

Pujolsfan91
10-03-2012, 06:09 PM
Wow!

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 06:09 PM
There's no way the A's lose this game.

bigmac8675
10-03-2012, 06:10 PM
Ryan Cook...ladies and gents. Like a boss!

seikou8
10-03-2012, 06:11 PM
6 more outs

S.P.
10-03-2012, 06:12 PM
Mind boggling how Napoli can only hit vs one team this year.

YadiSTL
10-03-2012, 06:13 PM
I have missed your negativity. It always comes out in October :laugh2:

well they do have a recent history of choking...

Young2Kinsler
10-03-2012, 06:14 PM
Rangers can't afford to strand these runners.


They have been like that since about mid May. Zero killer instinct, can't just do the small things to get the job done

Young2Kinsler
10-03-2012, 06:15 PM
well they do have a recent history of choking...

I mean no ****. A team that has never won ****, gets close over and over now, and still never wins ****.

I'm not negative, I'm just in touch with reality.

natepro
10-03-2012, 06:15 PM
I really don't even know what to say about this team anymore. I think our window to win a title has slammed shut.

It's really hard to wrap your mind around seeing something like this. Pretty dark day in DFW

Yeah, must be hard knowing your team is guaranteed to be in the playoffs. As an Angels fan, I truly feel for you. Dark day indeed.

Young2Kinsler
10-03-2012, 06:19 PM
Yeah, must be hard knowing your team is guaranteed to be in the playoffs. As an Angels fan, I truly feel for you. Dark day indeed.

Friday is not the playoffs, I don't care what anyone says. That is not playoff baseball, it's a 50/50 coin flip. Playoff baseball is about series, this isn't football. I wish we weren't even playing Friday, just one more gut wrenching loss I have to subject myself to this year.

YadiSTL
10-03-2012, 06:19 PM
Yeah, must be hard knowing your team is guaranteed to be in the playoffs. As an Angels fan, I truly feel for you. Dark day indeed.

well, you're not really in the playoffs until you win the play-in game.

S.P.
10-03-2012, 06:21 PM
Friday is not the playoffs, I don't care what anyone says. That is not playoff baseball, it's a 50/50 coin flip. Playoff baseball is about series, this isn't football.

i agree

giants73756
10-03-2012, 06:24 PM
3 more outs :clap:

momoneyyyy
10-03-2012, 06:25 PM
Dr doolittle throwing heat like all year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

momoneyyyy
10-03-2012, 06:25 PM
A's bullpen is money! Doolittle, Cook and Balfour as good as it gets for 7-8-9 right now!

seikou8
10-03-2012, 06:26 PM
3 more

YadiSTL
10-03-2012, 06:28 PM
goodbye home run!

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 06:28 PM
This is amazing

BKdoubleStacker
10-03-2012, 06:28 PM
*caution*

choking hazard

giants73756
10-03-2012, 06:29 PM
lol thought josh was going to drop another one

Young2Kinsler
10-03-2012, 06:31 PM
lol thought josh was going to drop another one

I can't wait til that bum isn't here anymore. I'll go back to 70 win seasons if it means him not being here.

YadiSTL
10-03-2012, 06:32 PM
are you serious?

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 06:33 PM
:faint:

momoneyyyy
10-03-2012, 06:35 PM
Cespedes will kill this ball

Young2Kinsler
10-03-2012, 06:35 PM
are you serious?

If you are talking to me, then yes.

I am sick and tired of the excuses. I am sick and tired of the drama. I am sick and ****ing tired of the off field ******** he can't stay out of. He is lazy, stubborn, and after watching him LAUGH at his manager when he confronted him in the dugout after the error that blew any chance at us having a good end to the season, THAT was the last straw for me.

hoggin88
10-03-2012, 06:35 PM
Is this A's Rangers game on TV nationally by chance?

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 06:36 PM
MLB Network

YadiSTL
10-03-2012, 06:37 PM
If you are talking to me, then yes.

I am sick and tired of the excuses. I am sick and tired of the drama. I am sick and ****ing tired of the off field ******** he can't stay out of. He is lazy, stubborn, and after watching him LAUGH at his manager when he confronted him in the dugout after the error that blew any chance at us having a good end to the season, THAT was the last straw for me.

was not talking to you, was just commenting on the error haha.

1903
10-03-2012, 06:38 PM
A's are nasty. Smacked around the Rangers and about to take the wild west.

momoneyyyy
10-03-2012, 06:38 PM
Sp patient for an aggressive power hitter!

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 06:38 PM
Pinch hit Moss with Carter?

slugger82685
10-03-2012, 06:39 PM
No way the rangers win the wild card game

YadiSTL
10-03-2012, 06:40 PM
now I think its over

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 06:40 PM
:laugh2:

momoneyyyy
10-03-2012, 06:41 PM
that a boy moss!!! this is over!

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 06:41 PM
A's blow it open.

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 06:42 PM
Unbelievable that they are going to win the division.

Rush
10-03-2012, 06:42 PM
How exciting.

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 06:42 PM
:faint:

Rush
10-03-2012, 06:43 PM
Hopefully business are boarding up their windows right now in Oakland...

1903
10-03-2012, 06:43 PM
Brutal.

seikou8
10-03-2012, 06:43 PM
wow

bigmac8675
10-03-2012, 06:44 PM
Moss is boss!! 3 more outs baby!

CHRISDODGERS
10-03-2012, 06:44 PM
Young2Kinsler is probably dead by now

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 06:44 PM
@joe_sheehan
So it turns out the big winners in Year One of two wild cards are the #Rangers, who'd be the 2011 Red Sox without the rule change.

This

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 06:45 PM
Using Balfour even though hes thrown a million pitches the last couple days?

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 06:45 PM
Why are they using Balfour?

CHRISDODGERS
10-03-2012, 06:45 PM
A's fans >

momoneyyyy
10-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Balfour rage!!!! He deserves these final 3 outs!

bigmac8675
10-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Balfour wants it... he won't let anyone else go in. SO let the man pitch!

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 06:47 PM
A's fans are epic. They better not hand out towels

bigmac8675
10-03-2012, 06:47 PM
No other stadium hosts such awesome fans! Even when there are only 12k there, those 12k fans are the best. Proud to say I am one of these crazy fans.

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 06:48 PM
That's ****ing badass Balfour Rage

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 06:48 PM
Texas is playing like little leaguers

seikou8
10-03-2012, 06:49 PM
aw what a season enjoy it as fans

bigmac8675
10-03-2012, 06:49 PM
2 outs left!

Rush
10-03-2012, 06:50 PM
A's fans are epic. what a scene.

1903
10-03-2012, 06:51 PM
Rangers dugout looks like someone just shot the team dog.

bigmac8675
10-03-2012, 06:52 PM
1 more out!

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 06:53 PM
:jumpy:

Rush
10-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Balfour is the ****.

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Do NOT joke about that :(

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 06:53 PM
1 more.

CHRISDODGERS
10-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Yes!!

dodgers310
10-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Best in the West

Havoc Wreaker
10-03-2012, 06:53 PM
AL West Mother****ing Champions!!!!

bigmac8675
10-03-2012, 06:53 PM
A's do it!!

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 06:54 PM
Unbelievable

seikou8
10-03-2012, 06:54 PM
boom

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 06:54 PM
A's are the AL West champions :clap:

Jeffy25
10-03-2012, 06:54 PM
The new Wild Card format made this A's/Rangers series awesome!

1903
10-03-2012, 06:54 PM
Oakland A's, your 2012 AL West champs.

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 06:54 PM
I love baseball.

RTL
10-03-2012, 06:55 PM
That's why baseball is the best sport!! Un-****ing-believable!!! So glad to see them win the West!!

Rush
10-03-2012, 06:55 PM
Wow, just wow. Baseball >

bigmac8675
10-03-2012, 06:56 PM
What a ****ing year!! What a ****ing story! What an amazing team!

-Lavigne43-
10-03-2012, 06:56 PM
The new Wild Card format made this A's/Rangers series awesome!

How? Without the extra wild card the Rangers would be eliminated if Baltimore wins, or have a tiebreaker game if Baltimore loses.

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 06:56 PM
Wow, just wow. Baseball >

:clap:

stipe1280
10-03-2012, 06:57 PM
Rangers are a joke...that is all.

LASportsFan1996
10-03-2012, 06:57 PM
:speechless::win: Congrats A's!!!!!

Young2Kinsler
10-03-2012, 06:58 PM
Congrats to Baltimore/New York for advancing to the ALDS on Friday

seikou8
10-03-2012, 06:58 PM
man baseball gotta love it

DodgerB24
10-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Awesome.

Jeffy25
10-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Congrats to Baltimore/New York for advancing to the ALDS on Friday

You gotta be in some pain right about now






Need some Jack Daniels?

WildPhins10
10-03-2012, 07:01 PM
Congrats to see the A's Amazing year!!!

Now Lets go Orioles!!!!

Rush
10-03-2012, 07:02 PM
Sabers and Traditionalists can all agree on at least something...WE ALL LOVE BASEBALL.

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 07:03 PM
Sabers and Traditionalists can all agree on at least something...WE ALL LOVE BASEBALL.

:up:

xnick5757
10-03-2012, 07:03 PM
NOT SportsCenter ‏@NOTSportsCenter
Congrats to the #Athletics on winning the #ALWest & congrats to the #Rangers on being one loss away from avoiding another World Series loss!

WOwolfOL
10-03-2012, 07:05 PM
A's gotta pull this out somehow...

CHRISDODGERS
10-03-2012, 07:06 PM
YE go A[s

RevHokALugie
10-03-2012, 07:06 PM
Wow congratulations A's! Its always a great story when low budget teams beat the big payrolls.

MetsFanatic19
10-03-2012, 07:06 PM
Oakland! Way to go!

Zander 77
10-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Guess if you're gonna pick a day to lead your division, this'd be the one to do it. It's crazy that they won the west without leading it outright once before today this season.

Super.
10-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Sabers and Traditionalists can all agree on at least something...WE ALL LOVE BASEBALL.

Damn straight!

Super.
10-03-2012, 07:10 PM
That's how you win the game of MOneyball!

xnick5757
10-03-2012, 07:10 PM
With Wednesday's loss to the Athletics, the Rangers spent the most days in first place without winning the division during the divisional era (since 1969).

Rangers - 178 days in 1st

ShinobiNYC
10-03-2012, 09:01 PM
Robinson Cano is good. He may not win MVP but he is clearly 3rd this year.

Young2Kinsler
10-03-2012, 09:49 PM
You gotta be in some pain right about now






Need some Jack Daniels?

Had more than you can imagie today. But yes please

WOwolfOL
10-03-2012, 09:56 PM
Also peace out to Omar Vizquel. Classy dude from the impression I always got of him.

Yankee Clipper
10-03-2012, 10:11 PM
AL East champs :clap:

Jeffy25
10-03-2012, 10:20 PM
Also peace out to Omar Vizquel. Classy dude from the impression I always got of him.

He is officially retiring, correct?

WOwolfOL
10-03-2012, 10:23 PM
Yeah slapped a knock up the middle with his last AB

DodgerB24
10-03-2012, 10:51 PM
He is officially retiring, correct?

I believe so.

Texas Holders
10-03-2012, 10:54 PM
Shelby Miller... :drool:

raidersrock99
10-03-2012, 11:29 PM
who was more surprising to not win the division the dudgers? or the rangers?

Jeffy25
10-03-2012, 11:33 PM
Gotta be the Rangers.

They were the best team in baseball for a long time.

Rush
10-04-2012, 01:50 AM
Sad to see Vizquel go. One of my favorite players when he was a Giant.

CHRISDODGERS
10-04-2012, 01:55 AM
who was more surprising to not win the division the dudgers? or the rangers?

hahahahaha dudgers you're funny!

MetsFanatic19
10-04-2012, 06:28 AM
Meh, Yankees. C'mon Baltimore. I love Texas, but I'd love to see a Yankees-Orioles ALDS.