September 27, 2004

Baseball Math

Well, good news, but it's kinda odd. Even though the Redsox' Magic Number is still just 1, the sox have actually clinched the Wildcard.

If I'm understanding this right, the way it works is this. Even though, in the head-to-head race, the Angels could catch us if they won all their remaining games, doing so would cause them to move ahead of Oakland, and into the lead of their Division, thus taking them out of the wildcard race. And in that case, Oakland would fall far enough in the process to be behind us in the wildcard.

Make sense? Whatever. We're in the Playoffs!!

Posted by jackhodgson at September 27, 2004 11:11 PM