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VIDEO: Can Nats lock up division?

Jul 20, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

  1. Tcostant - Jul 20, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    No – but they could sure prove a point with a sweep.

  2. Oldguy - Jul 20, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Come on, let's get serious here. In mid-August, 2004, the baseball world pronounced the Red Sox out of it. When I was growing up in New York, the Giants, who had recently been 13 games behind Brooklyn, were also "dead in the water" on Labor Day, 1951. And let's not forget last fall when the Red Sox and Braves both had the playoffs "locked up." Sheesh.

  3. NatsLady - Jul 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    No. But they can sure make things a lot easier on themselves, give themselves some room for error and put to rest the Strasburg issue. You "lock" it up when the other teams are mathematically elminated. The Cardinals had a 1% Chance of making the playoffs last year–and, we know, they did. OK, so maybe that's extreme. But I'd wait until about 95% before I'd start talking "lock."

  4. Section 3, My PFB Hitterish Sofa - Jul 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I think I know how Bryce would answer that.

  5. natsfan1a - Jul 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Might his reply evoke this guy? Yeah, I thought so.

  6. natsfan1a - Jul 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Then there were the 2005 Astros. How did that one end? Oh, right. They went to the Serious.

  7. natsfan1a - Jul 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Point being, it ain't over 'til it's over. I heard that somewhere.

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