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  1. 31 Jul '07 14:37
    Recently been to New York and watched the Yankees play for the first time and am hooked big time. Can someone explain the group stages and who qualifies for I assume a knockout after the group stages are complete.

    The Yankees seem a little off the pace but can they still go through???

    Thanks
    Dicky
  2. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    31 Jul '07 14:39
    Take it to the sports forum spanky
  3. 31 Jul '07 14:41
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Take it to the sports forum spanky
    Concurred!

  4. 31 Jul '07 14:41
    For the playoffs, the best team from each division go through, then also one team from each league that has the best record besides the three that win their divisions. These extra two are called wild cards. Then it's a best of seven elimination series. The Yanks have been climbing a bit, but they still have a ways to go even for the wild card.
  5. 31 Jul '07 14:49
    Mmmmm, bad day??????
  6. 31 Jul '07 14:50
    Originally posted by Vladimir
    For the playoffs, the best team from each division go through, then also one team from each league that has the best record besides the three that win their divisions. These extra two are called wild cards. Then it's a best of seven elimination series. The Yanks have been climbing a bit, but they still have a ways to go even for the wild card.
    thanks, much clearer now, I think!!!!!!!
  7. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    31 Jul '07 15:25
    Originally posted by dicky
    The Yankees seem a little off the pace but can they still go through???
    Forget about the Yankees..

    New York + World Series = Mets.
  8. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    31 Jul '07 15:30
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Forget about the Yankees..

    New York + World Series = Mets.
    "Have faith in the yankees my son"

    - Hemingway -
  9. 31 Jul '07 15:32
    Originally posted by dicky
    Recently been to New York and watched the Yankees play for the first time and am hooked big time. Can someone explain the group stages and who qualifies for I assume a knockout after the group stages are complete.

    The Yankees seem a little off the pace but can they still go through???

    Thanks
    Dicky
    ever watch baseball on five?

    they're good at answering any questions.
  10. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    31 Jul '07 15:46
    Originally posted by Red Night
    "Have faith in the yankees my son"

    - Hemingway -
    The words of Santiago, the fisherman who went out too far..
  11. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    31 Jul '07 15:57
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    The words of Santiago, the fisherman who went out too far..
    "Remember the great Dimaggio"
  12. 31 Jul '07 16:31
    ^ Great book.

    But seriously, dicky, there are two leagues - the National and American. Each league has 4 teams that advance from the regular season to the playoffs. Those four play in an elimination series (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3, winner of 1 vs. 4 vs. winner of 2 vs. 3) to determine who the champion of each league is. The two league champions then compete in the World Series to determine who the WORLD CHAMPIONS (that's right - i said it!) are.

    Each league has 3 divisions. The winner from each division is guaranteed a playoff spot. The last spot goes to the team with the best record after the division winners.
  13. 31 Jul '07 19:50
    It actually isn't quite as simple as 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs 3 because the wild card winner cannot play the division winner in the first round.
  14. 31 Jul '07 20:34
    Originally posted by jofaz
    It actually isn't quite as simple as 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs 3 because the wild card winner cannot play the division winner in the first round.
    That is correct, sir. Thank you.
  15. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    31 Jul '07 20:51
    Originally posted by darvlay
    That is correct, sir. Thank you.
    They did that to save Sox Yankees for the ALCS.

    FACT!

    P-