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Should the final baseball season standings reflect tonight's 163rd game?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    What say you?
  2. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Yes. It's a regular-season American League game.
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I have no clue. But I did notice on the ticker that home runs from tonight apparently count towards season stats. I'd take whatever agate AP sends and not reinvent the wheel on deadline.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    What do you mean, should they? They do. That's a regular-season game.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I was vamping to see if the AP moved them, as they didn't until after the game box moved, which struck me as odd.
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    It's a regular season game. It counts in the standings. The stats count.
    Geez, after three straight years of this you'd think we'd have it figured out by now.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

  8. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    My take on this---Henry wasn't asking the question as if he didn't know. I took it as an opinion poll.

    My opinion---it should not count in the standings or in stats. It shouldn't be considered a regular-season game or a playoff game, just this independent event in between. A terrific event at that, in this case.
  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    These types of games have counted in the regular season since at least 1908. Ain't no reason to change now.
  10. gutenberg

    gutenberg Guest

    I thought Henry asked that per a discussion topic too, as opposed to saying it was right or wrong.

    The facts are the facts: It's not a postseason game -- it's a game that determines which team plays in the postseason and which one goes home.

    That makes it a regular-season game, baby.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I wish Sosa had homered in that Cubs tiebreaker game in 1998 so he could get THREE asterisks.
  12. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    You mean Sammy Steroid only has two?
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