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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:01 am

After being embarrassed by Team Canada yesterday Team USA faces elimination at the WBC.

If Canada beats Mexico today, and if the U.S. beats South Africa on Friday, then the Canadians (3-0) and Americans (2-1) advance instead of Mexico (1-2) and South Africa (0-3).

But if Mexico and the U.S. win their final games, three teams would be 2-1.

The U.S. would be eliminated if Mexico beats Canada by a score of 2-0 or 2-1 or 1-0.



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So in order for you to show your support for Team USA I have made a Stubby Clapp avatar that you can all wear.

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In case you don't know Stubby, he is the regular second baseman for the Edmonton Cracker-cats of the Independent Northern Baseball League (best seats in the house only $10) and he is the heart and sould of Team Canada.

Let's Go Team USA! Let's Go Stubby!
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Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:04 am

I hope we lose. USA is always so cocky in these tournaments. They have the freaking All Star team and can't hit AA/AAA pitching?

BTW Teixeira looks AWFUL on both sides of the field. He should be benched for the next game.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:06 am

Who doesn't like Stubby Clapp?
He's a Cardinal fan favorite.

I could have swore that last week I read the tiebreaker was ERA. :-?
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:07 am

You're this close to seeing my avatar change to Mrs. Gretzky's head spinning around a roullette table :-]
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Re: Show your support for Team USA in the WBC

Postby cannonarm21 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:44 am

The U.S. would be eliminated if Mexico beats Canada by a score of 2-0 or 2-1 or 1-0.

Can somebody clear this up for me. Why would Mexico get in instead of the US under this scenario?
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Re: Show your support for Team USA in the WBC

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:48 am

cannonarm21 wrote:The U.S. would be eliminated if Mexico beats Canada by a score of 2-0 or 2-1 or 1-0.

Can somebody clear this up for me. Why would Mexico get in instead of the US under this scenario?


As I understand it, the first tie-breaker is earned runs. The US gave up eight yesterday. I don't know what the score of the Mex/S. Africa game was, but I think Mexico gave up two earned against the US, so they probably gave up four to South Africa. If they finish 2-1 with seven or fewer ER and the US finishes 2-1 with eight or more then US is eliminated.
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Re: Show your support for Team USA in the WBC

Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:49 am

cannonarm21 wrote:The U.S. would be eliminated if Mexico beats Canada by a score of 2-0 or 2-1 or 1-0.

Can somebody clear this up for me. Why would Mexico get in instead of the US under this scenario?


TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES
Teams will be ranked by winning percentage in Round 1, with the top two teams in each pool advancing to Round 2. Teams will be ranked by winning percentage in Round 2, without regard to the results of Round 1, with the top team in each pool advancing to the Semifinal round. In both rounds, ties shall be broken in the following order of priority:

The winner of head-to-head games between the tied teams;
The team allowing the fewest runs per nine innings (RA/9) in head-to-head games between the tied teams;
The team allowing the fewest earned runs per nine innings (ERA) in head-to-head games between the tied teams;
The team with the highest highest batting average (AVG) in head-to-head games between the tied teams;
Drawing of lots, conducted by WBCI.
Note: Standings and Tie-Breaking Procedures are based on International Baseball Federation rules.



Pool B
Team W L T RA/9 ERA AVG Last Game Next Game
Canada 2 0 0 7.00 6.50 .333 CAN 8, USA 6 vs MEX 9 Mar 6pm Local 8pm ET
Mexico 1 1 0 3.18 3.18 .262 MEX 10, RSA 4 vs CAN 9 Mar 6pm Local 8pm ET
United States 1 1 0 4.00 4.00 .231 CAN 8, USA 6 vs RSA 10 Mar 1pm Local 3pm ET
South Africa 0 2 0 11.12 8.47 .286 MEX 10, RSA 4 vs USA 10 Mar 1pm Local 3pm ET



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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:53 am

The team allowing the fewest runs per nine innings (RA/9) in head-to-head games between the tied teams;

That makes more sense now. If Cananda, Mexico and U.S. are all tied 2-1 then the only games that will count for the tiebreaker is the games between them. The South African games are thrown out.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:00 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
The team allowing the fewest runs per nine innings (RA/9) in head-to-head games between the tied teams;

That makes more sense now. If Cananda, Mexico and U.S. are all tied 2-1 then the only games that will count for the tiebreaker is the games between them. The South African games are thrown out.


ahhh...yes, thanks for the clarification.
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Postby KoopaTroopa211 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:04 pm

bigh0rt wrote:You're this close to seeing my avatar change to Mrs. Gretzky's head spinning around a roullette table :-]


I'd almost pay money to see that. :-D
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