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#1 Post by Bob78164 » Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:04 pm

Baltimore has lost 88 games this season so the Orioles cannot win more than 74 games. Tampa Bay has won 81 games so Baltimore cannot win the American League Eastern Division. Boston and the Yankees each have won at least 75 games so the Orioles will finish behind at least two non-division winners.

Charm City doesn't refer to Baltimore's baseball team. The Orioles have been toastified. --Bob
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#2 Post by earendel » Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:13 am

Bob78164 wrote:
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:04 pm
Baltimore has lost 88 games this season so the Orioles cannot win more than 74 games. Tampa Bay has won 81 games so Baltimore cannot win the American League Eastern Division. Boston and the Yankees each have won at least 75 games so the Orioles will finish behind at least two non-division winners.

Charm City doesn't refer to Baltimore's baseball team. The Orioles have been toastified. --Bob
Is this the earliest that the toaster has been fired up?
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#3 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:17 am

earendel wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:13 am
Bob78164 wrote:
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:04 pm
Baltimore has lost 88 games this season so the Orioles cannot win more than 74 games. Tampa Bay has won 81 games so Baltimore cannot win the American League Eastern Division. Boston and the Yankees each have won at least 75 games so the Orioles will finish behind at least two non-division winners.

Charm City doesn't refer to Baltimore's baseball team. The Orioles have been toastified. --Bob
Is this the earliest that the toaster has been fired up?
No, but it may be the earliest since the advent of two wild card teams. --Bob
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#4 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:51 am

Bob78164 wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:17 am
earendel wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:13 am
Bob78164 wrote:
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:04 pm
Baltimore has lost 88 games this season so the Orioles cannot win more than 74 games. Tampa Bay has won 81 games so Baltimore cannot win the American League Eastern Division. Boston and the Yankees each have won at least 75 games so the Orioles will finish behind at least two non-division winners.

Charm City doesn't refer to Baltimore's baseball team. The Orioles have been toastified. --Bob
Is this the earliest that the toaster has been fired up?
No, but it may be the earliest since the advent of two wild card teams. --Bob
Assuming you posted each thread on the day of elimination, the 2018 Orioles were eliminated on August 19th. And several other years had earlier eliminations than 8/28 in the 2WC era...

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#5 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:26 am

Arizona has lost 90 games so the Diamondbacks cannot win more than 72 games. The Giants and the Dodgers both have won 84 games so Arizona cannot win the National League Western Division and will finish behind at least one non-division winner in that division. Milwaukee has won 81 games so the Diamondbacks will finish behind the Brewers. The Reds and the Padres both have won 71 games. The Cardinals have won 67 games. Those three teams have therefore won 209 games between them. St. Louis has 5 games remaining against Cincinnati and 3 games remaining against San Diego. The Reds, Padres, and Cardinals will therefore combine for at least 217 wins between them, so at least one of those teams will finish with at least 73 wins and Arizona also will finish behind at least three teams in the National League Western Division and/or behind at least two teams in the National League Central Division.

There will be no meaningful baseball in the desert in September. The Diamondbacks have been toastified. --Bob
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#6 Post by BackInTex » Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:07 am

Bob78164 wrote:
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There will be no meaningful baseball in the desert in September. The Diamondbacks have been toastified. --Bob
Wrong.
9/20 - 9/26 there are 4 games in the desert involving the Braves who are only 2 1/2 games up on the Phillies and 3 games played in the desert involving the LA Dodgers who are currently only 1/2 game behind the division leading Giants.

The Diamondbacks can be spoilers.
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#7 Post by Estonut » Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:26 pm

BackInTex wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:07 am
Bob78164 wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:26 am
There will be no meaningful baseball in the desert in September. The Diamondbacks have been toastified.
Wrong.
9/20 - 9/26 there are 4 games in the desert involving the Braves who are only 2 1/2 games up on the Phillies and 3 games played in the desert involving the LA Dodgers who are currently only 1/2 game behind the division leading Giants.

The Diamondbacks can be spoilers.
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#8 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:29 pm

Estonut wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:26 pm
BackInTex wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:07 am
Bob78164 wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:26 am
There will be no meaningful baseball in the desert in September. The Diamondbacks have been toastified.
Wrong.
9/20 - 9/26 there are 4 games in the desert involving the Braves who are only 2 1/2 games up on the Phillies and 3 games played in the desert involving the LA Dodgers who are currently only 1/2 game behind the division leading Giants.

The Diamondbacks can be spoilers.
Maybe someone should have been checking his work all along. We assumed he knew how to do arithmetic.
BiT is just looking at "meaningful" from a different perspective than I'm using. But feel free to check the arithmetic. --Bob
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#9 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:56 pm

Texas has lost 86 games so the Rangers cannot win more than 76 games this season. Houston has won 78 games so Texas cannot win the American League Western Division. The Rays and the Yankees each have won at least 77 games, so the Rangers will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division. Boston has won 76 games, Oakland has won 73 games, and Seattle has won 72 games, for a total of 221 wins among the three teams. The Mariners have 7 remaining games against the As and 3 remaining games against the Red Sox, so those three teams will end up with at least 231 wins among them, which means that at least one of those teams will win at least 77 games. Therefore, Texas will finish behind a second non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division or behind a non-division winner in the American League Western Division.

I guess even futility is bigger in Texas. The Rangers have been toastified. --Bob
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#10 Post by Bob78164 » Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:14 pm

Pittsburgh has lost 89 games so the Pirates cannot win more than 73 games this season. Milwaukee has won 84 games so Pittsburgh cannot win the National League Central Division. The Giants and the Dodgers each have won 86 games so Pittsburgh will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Western Division. Cincinnati has won 73 games, San Diego has won 72 games, and St. Louis has won 69 games for a total of 214 wins. The Cardinals have 3 games remaining against the Reds and 3 games remaining against the Padres. Thus, those three teams will combine for a total of at least 220 wins and at least one of them will reach 74 wins. Pittsburgh therefore will finish behind either a second non-division winner in the National League Western Division or a non-division winner in the National League Central Division.

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#11 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:55 pm

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants, who have clinched a post-season berth. --Bob
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#12 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:47 am

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have clinched a post-season berth. --Bob
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#13 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:51 am

Minnesota has lost 82 games so the Twins cannot win more than 80 games. The White Sox have won 83 games so Minnesota cannot win the American League Central Division. Tampa Bay, Boston, the Yankees, and Toronto all have won at least 81 games, so the Twins will finish behind at least three non-division winners.

Ol' Man River may keep on rolling along, but the Twins' season will not. Minnesota has been toastified. --Bob
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#14 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:46 pm

Washington has lost 86 games so the Nationals cannot win more than 76 games. Atlanta has won 76 games, Philadelphia has won 73 games, and the Mets have won 72 games, for a total of 221 wins. The Mets have 3 games remaining against the Braves and 3 games remaining against the Phillies. The Braves have 3 games remaining against the Phillies. Therefore, those three teams have to divide at least 230 wins among them, so at least one of them will win at least 77 games. Washington therefore cannot win the National League Eastern Division. San Francisco and Los Angeles each have won at least 83 games so the Nationals will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Western Division. Milwaukee has won 89 games so Washington will finish behind the Brewers. The Padres have won 74 games, St. Louis has won 76 games, and San Diego and the Cardinals have 3 games remaining against each other. Therefore, at least one of those two teams will win at least 77 games and the Nationals will finish behind at least a second non-division winner in the National League Western Division or a non-division winner in the National League Central Division.

Let's hope Congress has a better year that the Nationals. Washington has been toastified. --Bob
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#15 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:25 pm

Kansas City has lost 80 games so the Royals cannot win more than 82 games. The White Sox have won 83 games so Kansas City cannot win the American League Central Division. Tampa Bay has won 90 games and the Red Sox have won 83 games, so the Royals will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division. The Yankees and Toronto each have won 82 games and they have 3 games remaining against each other, so at least one of those teams will win at least 84 games. Kansas City, therefore, will finish behind a second non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division.

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#16 Post by Bob78164 » Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:34 am

Congratulations to the Milwaukee Brewers, who have clinched a post-season berth. --Bob
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#17 Post by Bob78164 » Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:40 am

Miami has lost 86 games so the Marlins cannot win more than 76 games. Atlanta and Philadelphia each have won 76 games have they have three games remaining against each other, so at least one of those teams will win at least 78 games and Miami cannot win the National League Eastern Division. The Dodgers and the Giants each have won at least 95 games so the Marlins will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Western Division. St. Louis and Milwaukee each have won at least 78 games to Miami will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Central Division.

Fishing season begins in October for Miami. The Marlins have been toastified. --Bob
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#18 Post by Bob78164 » Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:03 pm

Detroit has lost 78 games so the Tigers cannot win more than 84 games. The White Sox have won 85 games so the Tigers cannot win the American League Central Division. Tampa Bay and Boston each have won at least 86 games so Detroit will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division. The Blue Jays have won 84 games, the Yankees have won 83 games, and Toronto and New York have 3 games remaining against each other, so at least one of those teams will win at least 85 games, and the Tigers will finish behind a second non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division.

No October roar for these Tigers. Detroit has been toastified. --Bob
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#19 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:35 pm

The Angels have lost 77 games so Los Angeles of Anaheim cannot win more than 85 games. Houston has already won 88 games so the Angeles cannot win the American League Western Division. Tampa Bay has won 92 games and Boston has won 86 games. The Yankees and the Blue Jays each have won 84 games and they have three games remaining against each other, so at least won of those teams will win at least 86 games and Los Angeles will finish behind at least two non-division winners in the American League Eastern Division.

No Freeway Series this year in Southern California. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been toastified. --Bob
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#20 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:44 pm

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays, who have clinched a post-season berth. --Bob
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#21 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:06 pm

Cleveland has lost 77 games so the Indians cannot win more than 85 games. The White Sox have won 86 games so Cleveland cannot win the American League Central Division. Tampa Bay, Boston, and the Yankees all have won at least 86 games so the Indians will finish behind at least two non-division winners in the American League Eastern Division.

The year's baseball season ends up as a mistake by the lake. Cleveland has been toastified. --Bob
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#22 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:06 pm

Congratulations to the American League Central Division champion Chicago White Sox. --Bob
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#23 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:55 pm

Colorado has lost 81 games so the Rockies cannot win more than 81 games. San Francisco has won 99 games so Colorado cannot win the National League Western Division. The Dodgers have won 98 games so the Rockies will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Western Division. Milwaukee and St. Louis each have won at least 83 games so Colorado will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Central Division.

It's downhill all the way for this year's Rockies. Colorado has been toastified. --Bob
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#24 Post by Bob78164 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:46 pm

The Mets have lost 80 games so they cannot win more than 82 games. Atlanta and Philadelphia each have won 81 games and they have 3 games remaining against each other, so New York cannot win the National League Eastern Division. The Giants and Dodgers each have won at least 99 games so the Mets will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Western Division. Milwaukee and St. Louis each have won at least 86 games so New York will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Central Division.

Spending 90 days in first place doesn't matter unless one of those days is the last day of the season. The New York Mets have been toastified. --Bob
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