Friday QOTD/MYOR: Baseball's Computerized Standings?

Friday, January 07 2005 @ 01:58 AM EST

Contributed by: Mick Doherty

That's "BCS," get it? In Tuesday's What the Hall? thread, Grandmaster Gizzi hit on an interesting notion, which leads to today's ...

Question of the Day: What if Major League Baseball chose a champion the same way U.S. NCAA Division I football does? You know, part computer rankings, part votes from the coaches (managers), part from the writers, only certain conferences are guaranteed playoff spots, others have to "win to get in," undefeated teams don't always get a spot in the championship ... the whole deal. How would that turn out? Who would have won last year? Who would win next year? Who would have ... } ... won in 1992 and 1993? How would fans of various teams react? The most creative responses will win a No-Prize.

As for the MYOR, since I brought up his name a few days ago and yesterday someone else suggested this option for a possible cheap, bounceback acquisition for the Jays, let's start today's E-clips with Rusty Greer: Taking a Beating, a special online report from the Dallas Morning News (, requires free registration). And let's not fret, rather wish him well, if the rumours suggesting his imminent minor league signing with the Twins turn out to be accurate. What else is going on?