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    Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    They clinch the playoffs and their plane catches on fire.

    Baltimore Orioles plane catches fire, makes emergency landing - Baseball Nation



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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    havent they won like 16 straight extra inning games?

    id say theyve got more ******* luck right now than the rest of the teams in the majors combined


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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    AL playoffs is gonna be insane. Good thing the Red Sox suck this year so we have a decent chance at getting the division.


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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    AL playoffs is gonna be insane. Good thing the Red Sox suck this year so we have a decent chance at getting the division.
    Are you a Yankees or Orioles fan?



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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Are you a Yankees or Orioles fan?
    Yankees.

    Baltimore plays TB. TB still has a remote shot at getting a wild card spot. Gonna need the Rays to win the series and the Yankees to win their series to get the division.


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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    Yankees.

    Baltimore plays TB. TB still has a remote shot at getting a wild card spot. Gonna need the Rays to win the series and the Yankees to win their series to get the division.
    Will the winner of the one-game playoff among the two wild card teams play whoever has the best record in the AL, or will they match up the best AL team with the worst? Both wild card teams will have a better record than Detroit.

    EDIT--I tried reading this and my head nearly exploded after about 30 seconds:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...lb_nd&c_id=mlb


    Last edited by DistrictCyclone; 10-01-2012 at 12:02 AM.

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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Will the winner of the one-game playoff among the two wild card teams play whoever has the best record in the AL, or will they match up the best AL team with the worst? Both wild card teams will have a better record than Detroit.

    EDIT--I tried reading this and my head nearly exploded after about 30 seconds:

    Playoff tiebreaker rules | MLB.com: News
    the winner of the division plays detroit. loser plays oakland then texas.

    baltimore has the edge if their is a tie..donno why


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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    the winner of the division plays detroit. loser plays oakland then texas.

    baltimore has the edge if their is a tie..donno why
    Must have a better record against the division, since the Yanks and O's split their series 9-9 this year.



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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    Yankees.

    Baltimore plays TB. TB still has a remote shot at getting a wild card spot. Gonna need the Rays to win the series and the Yankees to win their series to get the division.
    False, They have been eliminated. It makes me happy to see baseball banter on here though. The White Sox have a remote chance (needing to sweep cleveland and also have detroit suffer a sweep) I'm a White Sox fan, and after Longoria's HR last week against the Sox I have accepted the playoffs aren't happening this year. It would be a happy surprise if it did happen though.



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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshTheCyclone View Post
    False, They have been eliminated. It makes me happy to see baseball banter on here though. The White Sox have a remote chance (needing to sweep cleveland and also have detroit suffer a sweep) I'm a White Sox fan, and after Longoria's HR last week against the Sox I have accepted the playoffs aren't happening this year. It would be a happy surprise if it did happen though.
    Wrong. Tampa Bay is 3 GB Oakland. They could tie Oakland if they win out and A's lose out.



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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshTheCyclone View Post
    False, They have been eliminated. It makes me happy to see baseball banter on here though. The White Sox have a remote chance (needing to sweep cleveland and also have detroit suffer a sweep) I'm a White Sox fan, and after Longoria's HR last week against the Sox I have accepted the playoffs aren't happening this year. It would be a happy surprise if it did happen though.
    Not so fast, my friend. According to MLB, the Rays' elimination number is still one. Apparently, if they sweep the Orioles and Oakland gets swept by Texas, the Rays still have a chance to tie for that last wild card. That would mean they would have to play a one-game playoff for that wild card spot, followed by the one-game wild card playoff game.

    Slim chances, true, but about the same chance they had late in their last game last year. October baseball is fun!



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    Re: Orioles Can't Catch a Break

    The new playoff format still sucks.



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