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I’m a betting man

Filed under: — adrian @ 2:00 pm

Oakland A’s American League Division Series (ALDS) playoff tickets went on sale at 9am today. I bought 6 bleachers seats for either Game 1 or Game 3, October 4 or 7.

The hope, of course, is that it’ll be the A’s vs. Red Sox. There’s a lot that needs to happen first, though.

If it’s not the Sox, I can go anyway or sell the tickets.

Anyone know how the playoff match-ups are decided? Say if the season ended today, who would play whom?

5 Responses to “I’m a betting man”

  1. Milkshake Says:

    I’m pretty sure the division winner with the overall best record plays the wild card team. As it sits now that would mean Chicago would play Cleveland and Oakland (if they moved into first) would play Boston.

  2. dug Says:

    For some reason, there are no intradivisional games in the first round (i.e. the White Sox wouldn’t play the Indians). I think the rule exists solely to ensure the Red Sox-Yankees meet only in the ALCS for greater dramatic effect.

  3. Dale Says:

    Well after today’s games, if the season were to end now the Sox wouldn’t even get the wild card. Sox need to get their shit together. This road trip has been a nightmare.

  4. Adrian Says:

    More importantly in the case of these specific tickets, is that Oakland’s 2.5 games out of the AL West title and they aren’t even close to the AL Wildcard slot.

  5. adrian is rad » oakland clinches Says:

    […] The four AL teams that are in the playoffs are the Yankees (booh!), Tigers, Twins and A’s. As I believe is the case, the A’s will have to play a Central team because they can’t play each other, so that gives us either the Tigers or the Twins. The Yankees and Tigers are tied for the best record, but we know that the Tigers can’t play the Twins, so unless something dramatically changes, I think it’s going to be Yankees-Twins, Tigers-A’s for the ALDS’s. Oakland is 4-5 for the year versus the Tigers and 4-6 against the Twins for the year, so it might actually be slightly better to get the Tigers. […]

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