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Teams that could go down for the last time today
2006-09-25 11:19
by Bob Timmermann

In order that it could happen.
1. Florida - If Philadelphia beats Houston today
2. San Francisco - If Philadelphia beats Houston OR if the Giants lose to Arizona
3. White Sox - If they lose to Cleveland AND the Twins beat Kansas City
4. Angels - If they lose to Texas AND Oakland beats Seattle

2006-09-25 12:04:05
1.   Sam DC
(I was scared to post this over at Dodger Thoughts, but it was too surreal not to share somewhere with someone!)

I'll take "things that must be a hoax" for 1,000 Alex:

CINCINNATI (Reuters) -- A car commercial proclaiming a jihad on the U.S. auto market and offering "Fatwa Fridays" with free swords for the kids is offensive and should not be aired, Muslim leaders said on Sunday.

The radio advertisement for the Dennis Mitsubishi car dealership in Columbus, Ohio, has "a whole jihad theme," said Adnan Mirza, director of the Columbus office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

"They are planning on launching a jihad on the automotive market and their representatives would be wearing burqas ... ," Mirza said. "They mentioned the pope in there and also about giving rubber swords out to the kiddies -- really just reprehensible-type comments."


2006-09-25 12:18:56
2.   Bob Timmermann
Oh, Ohio, why do you cause so much trouble?
2006-09-25 12:21:19
3.   dianagramr

I'm only surprised the dealership wasn't related to the late Marge Schott. (Her hubby was in the dealership biz, wasn't he?)

2006-09-25 12:22:19
4.   DXMachina
2 Because it's HI in the middle.
2006-09-25 12:35:43
5.   Humma Kavula
I like the way that Mirza backs off a bit there at the end.

If somebody gets angry about his criticism, he can always say, "Hey, I never said they were reprehensible comments. I said they were reprehensible-TYPE comments. Huge, huge difference."

2006-09-25 12:43:24
6.   Strike4
Fatwa Fridays, where a car will cost you only an arm or a leg.
2006-09-25 13:00:18
7.   dianagramr

... and you can drive a jihad bargain!

2006-09-25 13:14:44
8.   Daniel Zappala
7 That was priceless.
2006-09-25 13:34:20
9.   Bob Timmermann
I am so going to be burned in effigy by an angry mob over this.
2006-09-25 13:40:37
10.   dianagramr
New game!!!

Let's start naming all the players we think wouldn't be able to define "effigy"

2006-09-25 13:42:11
11.   dianagramr

isn't "angry mob" a bit redundant? :-)

"happy mob"???? "happy meal"???

(still not really WORKING at my real job)

2006-09-25 13:47:53
12.   Bob Timmermann
What if I were say, the Beatles in 1964 and my plane was landing at JFK, wouldn't the group meeting us be a "mob" and a fairly happy one at that?
2006-09-25 13:51:33
13.   dianagramr

hmmm ... point taken sir.

(shuffling back to my corner)

goin' mob-ile

2006-09-25 13:52:27
14.   Sam DC
Or all those people in St. Peter's Square waiting for the White Smoke of a new Pope (hey -- trying to stay on a potential-blasphemy theme). An expectant mob, a curious mob?

Not a mob?

2006-09-25 13:55:07
15.   Bob Timmermann
I believe that's just a crowd.
2006-09-25 14:15:41
16.   Sam DC
Well, what if it takes them a really long time to decide?

The crowd might get ornery!

It might become a mob.

2006-09-25 14:27:56
17.   Sam DC
Now I'm just hiding while people have a fresh and zippy new argument about Paul DePodesta v. Ned Colletti. It's like a crisp Spring morning!
2006-09-25 14:54:52
18.   Bob Timmermann
Maybe you can check in at Bronx Banter and see how much importance they place on the Yankees finishing with the best record in the AL.
2006-09-25 15:20:08
19.   Shaun P
18 Meh. I expect the Tigers to get knocked out in the 1st round, and I expect the Yanks to finish with the 2nd-best record in the AL, so I don't think it will matter.

Though I would like to see the Yanks beat the Mets for the NY Metro area title!

2006-09-25 15:21:31
20.   Bluebleeder87
i'm glad you didn't put my Dodgers up there Bob. :o)
2006-09-25 15:23:40
21.   Bob Timmermann
It should be a taut battle between the two teams. And home field in the World Series of course decided by Michael Young's ability to hit Trevor Hofffman.

Is it always up to Rangers players to decide who gets homefield in the World Series?

2006-09-25 16:00:28
22.   Gagne55
At least Dodger fans can be consoled in outlasting the Giants. :-(
2006-09-25 20:02:42
23.   bhsportsguy
So the invitations can almost be sent, the Yankees will be playing either the Twins or the Tigers while in a few days, the A's can clinch playing the winner of the Central.
2006-09-25 21:29:58
24.   Daniel Zappala
If I had known you guys were having this much fun here today while DT was imploding, I would have made it back sooner!

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