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September 30, 2005

the playoff picture 

courtesy of rob neyer at espn.com

Red Sox swept by Yankees
Indians win 0: Red Sox-Indians playoff 1
Indians win 1: Indians win wild card
Indians win 2: Indians win wild card
Indians win 3: Indians win wild card

Red Sox win 1
Indians win 0: Sox win wild card
Indians win 1: Sox-Indians playoff
Indians win 2: Indians win wild card
Indians win 3: Indians win wild card


Red Sox win 2
Indians win 0: Red Sox win wild card
Indians win 1: Red Sox win wild card
Indians win 2: Red Sox-Yankees-Indians playoff 2
Indians win 3: Indians win wild card, Red Sox-Yankees playoff 3


Red Sox sweep Yankees
Indians win 0: Red Sox win East, Yankees win wild card
Indians win 1: Red Sox win East, Indians-Yankees playoff 4
Indians win 2: Red Sox win East, Indians win wild card
Indians win 3: Red Sox win East, Indians win wild card

1. Red Sox-Indians playoff game would be played Monday in Boston, with (most likely) Bronson Arroyo facing Cliff Lee (just as in 1948, the Red Sox and Indians met in a one-game playoff at Fenway for the American League pennant).
2. In the event that all three contenders finish at 95-67 -- a distinct possibility -- they'll engage in a first-time-ever three-team, two-day playoffs. On Monday, the Yankees would host the Red Sox in a battle for the East title. And immediately after the game, the loser would travel to Cleveland for a one-game playoff for the wild card.

3. Yankees host the Red Sox in a winner-take-all for the East flag. Presumably, Bucky Dent will be in the Stadium to throw out the first pitch.

4. Indians host Yankees in one-game playoff for wild card, Lee against Shawn Chacon (sorry, no precedent for this one; as near as I can tell, these teams have never played a game at the end of the season that meant something to both of them).




its been a while 

and here we go again.

let the MVP chants fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fuck the yankees! fuck 'em!!