Sunday, October 02, 2005


A Plea

I need help.

So, as I understand it, the Yankees have now clinched the AL East (dammit dammit dammit) and Boston has clinched the Wild Card. However, the Yankees and Red Sox have the same record. I'm really confused as to why these two teams with identical records are not getting ready for a one game playoff. All I can guess is that this is being decided by the head to head record between these two teams, but I don't recall that happening ever before.

I've tried to find the answer myself, not wanting to depend on the kindness of strangers, but thus far to no avail. As far as I can tell, nobody else feels that anything unusual is going on.

So, if you know anything, drop an explaination in the comments box.

Help me out.

Here is what Joe Torre said:

"We know how evenly matched we are," Yankee manager Joe Torre said. "We're sitting here as division champs because we were 10-9 against them; you can't get much more balanced than that. There's a chance we'll meet each other again, and if that happens, it will be another shootout."

Thus, I think you are right about it being decided by the head to head record
Yeah, apparently that's it. I was just never aware of this rule.

Stupid rule.
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