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NL Wild Card Race Gets More Interesting: Tie Breaker Locations and Coin Flips

While Hurricane Ike continues to batter the Gulf Coast with crashing surf and coastal Texans, and anyone on the I-45 corridor, batten's down the hatches, Major League Baseball was trying to add some certainty to its play off picture. Via conference call today, MLB teams still in contention called heads or tails to determine whether their team will have home field advantage in the multitude of tie breaking scenarios.

The Astros didn't do so hot, but they faired a lot better than the Brewers who didn't win a single home field advantage in any of the three possible tie breaking scenarios they could enter into for the Wild Card -- I think this is a clear sign from the baseball gods that the Beermakers are just not going to be in the post season. (note: they did win home field advantage for the NL Central Title, but let's ignore that to make my conclusion valid) The Phillies on the other hand, won every single coin toss, securing home field advantage for any of their four possible tie breakers. The Astros three tie breaking games could be one of the following:

  1. Milwaukee a@ Houston
  2. Houston @ Philadelphia
  3. Houston @ St. Louis

Anyway, for those of you that will still have power tonight and are in a safe enough locale to keep track of baseball's comings and goings, here's a box score to keep track of for our Wild Card fortunes. I wish everyone the best and BE SAFE!!

Weather delay - 9.12.2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
St. Louis Cardinals 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 0

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