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I was going to post a thread about this after the Indians' season is officially over. Basically if you look at the schedules, Tampa, Oakland and Cleveland all had runs of cake schedule somewhere in the season... so did the Orioles. The teams going to the playoffs did well in those stretches, we didn't.

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