The 2022 MSB regular season is coming to a close. This year the league-wide parody is at an all-time high. The only thing known for certain is that the Dan Braun led Maskeel El Dal squad has clinched first place. All the other spots are very much up for grabs. Heading into the final week, every team is alive for a potential postseason berth. The scenarios are complex, and it will come down to the final pitch in order for the league to know who ends up in the postseason and who will be on the outside looking in.
Postseason format is as follows: five of seven teams make the playoffs. The 4th seed plays the 5th seed in a Wild Card game. Winner advances to the semis to face the #1 seeded Maskeel El Dal squad.
Heading into the last week the matchups are:
SBH (6-4) vs. SFF (3-6-1)
Bnei Malachim (4-6) vs. Maskeel El Dal (8-2)
Community Assistance Fund (5-5) vs. SAFE (3-6-1)
This season, there is a good chance there will be a three-way tie for the last two postseason spots. If this happens, the league looks at the head-to-head of the three teams with the same records and the team that has the advantage advances.
The next deciding factor is the head-to-head record of the two remaining teams. If they split the regular season series, they will need to play a play-in game to determine who will secure the final coveted spot.
The Wild Card matchup will be played the following week and the winner will advance to the semi-finals.
Once the regular season concludes, each player in the league will receive an awards ballot.
The votes will determine the winner of the Gold Gloves, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, The Ikey Miz Character Award, and, of course, the MVP. Once the votes are tallied the league will announce the winners at the site of the World Series thirty minutes before the first pitch.
A few seasons back, MSB began a new tradition. Each player of the championship winning team receives his very own customized championship ring. Now this has become a league tradition and MSB looks forward to continuing this tradition for years to come.
MSB Pitches in for Community Hesed Organizations
As mentioned in the past, this season MSB decided to give our amazing community charity organizations much needed exposure by naming each team after an organization. The team names are; SBH, SFF, CARE, SAFE, Bnei Malachim, Community Assistance Fund, and Maskeel El Dal Society .
Thankfully, through the league’s efforts much needed funds were raised for each of the organizations. If you would like to donate to any of these organizations, please contact commissioner Sam Sutton via email at: SamjSutton@gmail.com.
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