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Aaron W
09-21-2012, 02:08 PM
I could have been at the game last night where the Nats beat the Dodgers to clinch at least a wild card spot. There was a Groupon late last month for several different Nats games. I had a few friends who were interested in going and we'd settled on the game scheduled for last night against the Dodgers. Unfortunately by the time I went to purchase the Groupon, it had sold out. Oh well. Clinching at least a wild card spot used to have a little more significance. As it stands now, clinching a wild card spot is only a guarantee for a 1 game playoff for the right to play one of the division champs. I'll be more excited next week assuming they're able to clinch the NL East and therefore avoid the 1 game playoff!

elka_sk8
09-21-2012, 04:31 PM
I could have been at the game last night where the Nats beat the Dodgers to clinch at least a wild card spot. There was a Groupon late last month for several different Nats games. I had a few friends who were interested in going and we'd settled on the game scheduled for last night against the Dodgers. Unfortunately by the time I went to purchase the Groupon, it had sold out. Oh well. Clinching at least a wild card spot used to have a little more significance. As it stands now, clinching a wild card spot is only a guarantee for a 1 game playoff for the right to play one of the division champs. I'll be more excited next week assuming they're able to clinch the NL East and therefore avoid the 1 game playoff!

We took a risk and got tickets today for NLDS home games 2 and 3 when they went on sale. Let's hope they make it that far! :cheer:

I also grew up rooting for the Reds so happy to see them in the playoffs too! :cheer:

PrincessLeppard
09-23-2012, 05:35 AM
Thanks to Heather's Reds beating up on the Dodgers today, the Giants clinched the NL West with their win tonight. :encore:

HeatherC
09-23-2012, 06:02 AM
Thanks to Heather's Reds beating up on the Dodgers today, the Giants clinched the NL West with their win tonight. :encore:

That win more importantly clinched the NL Central title for my Reds so I am BEYOND stoked for my guys right now!! I cannot wait to go to the game tomorrow night and buy some 2012 NL Central championship gear! Not going crazy because I hope there's more gear to buy later in the post season.... ;) :biggrinbo :P

In the epic fail department though, you gotta love our local Fox Sports Ohio asshats who promoted ALL DAY LONG that they would have live post game stuff if the Reds clinched today and then EPICALLY DID NOT SHOW A DARN THING because of an alleged transmission failure. They're supposedly going to air the celebration on Monday evening now which is kind of like celebrating New Year's Eve at 12:45 AM. Yeah, thanks for nothing jerks. EPIC.FAIL. :mad: :wall: :mad:

PrincessLeppard
09-23-2012, 04:01 PM
Yeah. I have to watch the mlb.tv feed on my computer, and they cut off the celebration as the guys went into the clubhouse. Apparently, Brian Wilson danced to "Gangnam Style" and I missed it.

:fragile:

professordeb
09-24-2012, 02:22 AM
Alas for this Blue Jay fan, I have no reason to really watch any baseball. We seemed to be getting smack-gobbed this weekend on the diamond and then there's the whole Escobar thing. Around where I live and with the channels I get, if I'm not watching the Jays, the only alternative is those damned Yankees and I refuse to watch any of their games. To matters even worse, there's little likelihood that there will be anh NHL games on TV soon either. Whatever shall I watch on TV to replace those sports? :)

Rob
09-24-2012, 05:28 AM
Anyone else wondering just how high Rob's floating off the ground right now on his way home after seeing the Nats clinch at the very least a Wild Card spot? (As I understand it from what the commentators are saying during the massacre of the Jays at the hands of the Yankees going on at the moment...) Aaron must also be in the same situation right now too. :D

And the Reds also clinched a Wild Card at the very least too tonight?

If so...Congrats to Heather and the rest of the Reds fans around here and to Rob, Aaron and the rest of the Nationals/Expos fans around here. If what I've heard was right, you're off to October Baseball!! :D :D :D

Thank AE! It was so great! definitely over the moon! But I landed with a bump
At today's game v the Brewers. We still need 6 wins/ Braves losses to clinch the division.

Congrats to Reds fans too!

Cyn
09-24-2012, 10:37 PM
Thank AE! It was so great! definitely over the moon! But I landed with a bump
At today's game v the Brewers. We still need 6 wins/ Braves losses to clinch the division.

The race in the NL East is coming down to the wire -- Right now, my beloved Braves have a 6-game lead in the Wild Card race, and depending how the remaining games in the regular season shake out, the NL East winner will be either Washington or Atlanta.

As much of a nail-biter as this could be, I much prefer a tight race that goes to the end of the regular season to a team running away with their division lead with weeks to go until the post-season.

The Braves have been playing really well as of late :D (7-3 in their last ten games); I just hope they can keep the momentum going and not collapse like a flan in a cupboard. Washington has gone 4-6 in their last ten, but they're a strong team -- Watching the rollercoaster of the Braves throughout the '90s taught me to never underestimate or get too cocky about any of the pennant race contenders.

PrincessLeppard
09-26-2012, 03:03 AM
My name didn't get picked in the ticket lottery for Giants play off tickets. :wuzrobbed

I guess I will have to go to my friend's wedding after all. :P

HeatherC
09-26-2012, 03:40 AM
My name didn't get picked in the ticket lottery for Giants play off tickets. :wuzrobbed

I guess I will have to go to my friend's wedding after all. :P

Well, you can always take a radio and earphones with you to the wedding! :P

PrincessLeppard
09-26-2012, 03:50 AM
:sekret:

HeatherC
09-26-2012, 04:46 AM
:sekret:

Hehe, the stealth leopard will follow her team to the playoffs no matter what! You go girl!! :cheer: :sekret: :lol: :P

AragornElessar
09-26-2012, 06:04 AM
Holy Crap what a finish for the Braves tonight!!! Talk about dramatics in a Pennant/Playoff Race. :D :D :D

As for the Jays...I think the guy who does the late night Sports on CTV Toronto hit it on the mark tonight. Our GM's got one hell of a tough off season ahead of him. Not only do we need Starters, and to attempt to get rid of Escobar (if they can), but for the guys to just give up the way they have during this month is disgusting. Instead of going, "Hey...We're playing everyone who has a shot for October Baseball and who we could spoil, so let's go get em!!!", we've got a bunch of guys who are in dire need of their asses being kicked into next week for acting the way they have.

Then again...Most of the Veterans who would do that are on the DL too. Regardless, they do need a huge attitude adjustment. It wouldn't shock me to see there be a huge overhaul of the support staff, including a new bench boss, happen during the Off Season. We'll see.

However...Just because the Blue Jays have decided to act like a bunch of brats doesn't mean I'm giving up on Baseball or the upcoming Playoffs. I can't wait to see what happens, because anything actually *can* happen and it's a whole lot of fun to watch too. :D Just because my team's going down, they're not taking me w/them or taking away my enjoyment of this game either.

Bring on October!!! :D

Cyn
09-26-2012, 02:18 PM
Holy Crap what a finish for the Braves tonight!!! Talk about dramatics in a Pennant/Playoff Race. :D :D :D

:cheer2: :respec: :cheer2:

Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman :rockstar:

Not only have we clinched a playoff spot, we're in striking distance of winning the division :D -- with 8 games left, Washington's lead is down to four games -- the NL East has a great race for the top spot that could go all the way to the last game of the season.

milanessa
09-27-2012, 05:56 PM
I don't like Chipper Jones. He's an ass.