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Anything and everything that will determine the playoffs

Jonah Keri separates fact from fiction in what will determine which teams make the MLB playoffs. Keri the 10

Updated: September 3, 2007, 1:51 PM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to Page 2

The dog days of summer are over. It's now or never. Every team has its back against the wall. It's time to put up or shut up. Time to give 110 percent. Only the strong will survive.

Hey, at least those clichés are mostly harmless. As we hit the home stretch of the 2007 season, expect a lot more mantras from announcers and headline writers. When you hear these tired old yarns, don't be afraid to call them out. Most of them aren't supported by facts, starting with my personal favorite:

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