this may be of some local interest
OT: TIGERS WIN!
I already made this joke...
and it's still lame.
I agree with you, my first joke sucked. The joke doesn't get better with age and this thread is awful.
No jokes, 5-4
On this one
Does this mean that the "Why No Front Page Muppets" thread is only the second worst thread of the day?
I think THAT issue got settled several hours ago thanks to the "Braxton Miller faster than Denard" post.
This one is a distant third my friend....not even worth mentioning in the coveted "worst thread of the day" sweepstakes.
This thread is guilty of the same thing it's attempting to mock... Which makes it even worse.
Time for a beer
I think Cliff Clavin knew what to do in these situations...
It will be fine.
So, I responded to the second snowflakes thread today, and I got my first email stating that a post of mine has been deleted, and it stated "tread carefully lest you tempt the banhammer," does the ban hammer email state anything about Bolivia?
I figured id ask here because this thread is on a short path to nowhere.
Your comment that triggered the delete. If you were simply collateral damage, you have nothing to worry about.
edit: i should clarify. The email comes when your comment is deleted, regardless of why.
Yeah I figured. I did laugh at the Banhammer reference though.
You crazy bastard.
Alright, what did this say before the edit?
Is starting to turn the tide of the rivalry. I hear they are selling jerseys in Ohio.
After today's debacle, they should make him ride in the baggage compartment on the flight to Oakland. He was lucky not to give up a bomb last night as well.
People really shouldn't be able to edit posts after people have commented. Takes all the fun out of the meltdowns.
shit. Would be nice if the higher seed had some home field advantage..
3 home games in a 5 game series= home field advantage. I hear what you're saying though...
if they wanted to make it more even they should have done 1-2-2 rather than this odd 2-3 format
To me, home field advantage means that the higher seeded team that has earned the advantage should never be down in the series if the home team wins every game. Along with that, there would be no chance of the lower seed having more home games in a series than the higher seed.
This has NOTHING to do with the results on the field so far. It is, however, horseshit.
They do. Its called games 3-4-5.
Anyways the 2-3 format is this year only and only for the divisional series since they had scheduling difficulties putting it together somewhat last minute. Actually it could hurt the lower seed though, meaning there's huge pressure to win both games because if the A's would have split, it would be 1-1 with the last 3 games being home which would have been a HUGE advantage for them. That's why it was so important for Detroit to win both.
While it wont help your boys this year, next year it'll go back to the 2-2-1 format.
As I type this there have been six completed games this postseason, and the road team has won four of them, and the only road team that hasn't won is Oakland. A's fans cannot blame the format. It is patently silly to do so.
I am not blaming the format for a loss, I am saying the format is garbage, and not logical.
I believe they're the same thing. If the format has no effect on the outcome of the series, then there's nothing garbage about it, it's just a neutral logistics mechanism.
"If the format has no effect on the outcome of the series, then there's nothing garbage about it"
No effect? I said it didn't affect the first two games, which were lost fairly. The format does, however, STRONGLY impact the series as the A's now have no momentum and are facing a seemingly insurmountable 0-2 defecit. That should not happen to a team that earned a higher seed.
Thank god they are changing the format back next year. I'm angry because the A's are not a team that can afford to compete for the post season every single year (especially with our division). But we had an incredible season to make it this far...and it's not quite over yet.
Baseball has a long history of shitty home field advantage. Just asked the 87 Tigers who got jobbed by that f'ing Metrodome & the Twins. I'm sure there are plenty of other examples from the old days too.
Aside from whatever intangible advantage the home field presents to the teams during the games, I'm surprised there isn't more talk about the economic advantage of a lower seed like Detroit getting to (potentially) host more games & reap the minor financial windfall of a sold-out stadium. Or is there some kind of revenue sharing agreement that I'm unaware of?
The teams split the gate receipts for the series.
Again: Literally every single road team has won except Oakland. The format has not affected those series, therefore it has not affected this one.