The Big Papi prediction contest

August 24th, 2006 → 3:24 pm @ // 52 Comments

With about 78 percent of the season’s games done and gone, Big Papi is leading the majors with 45 home runs and 119 RBIs. That puts him on pace for a not shabby 58/153.

But will he end up there? What if Manny’s not in the lineup protecting him? What if his ED acts up? What if he strains a groin muscle legging out a triple? For all your intrepid future predictors out there, here’s your chance to guess where Papi’ll be on the morning of October 2. And just like on “The Price Is Right” (except for the dishwashers and Bob Barker), the person who’s closest without going over will get a signed, personalized copy of Feeding the Monster, shipping and handling included. (Or, if you’d rather read about the Times, a personalized, autographed copy of Hard News.) For simplicity’s sake, home runs and RBIs will count equally, so someone who’s off by 2 home runs and 3 RBIs will be counted the same as someone who’s off by 5 RBIs. Post your predictions in the comments section of this post by Sunday at noon, EST. One entry per person, etc etc etc. And no more arguing about Sean McAdam.

(If you post your guess and it doesn’t get posted right away, that’s only because I’m not sitting at my computer all the time. Appearances to the contrary. Don’t worry — it’ll go up.)

12:30 pm Sunday update: Well, that’s it for entries — we’ve got 52, and I’ll set the crack FTM Blog number crunching team (read: me) to work on this as soon as the season’s over. In the meantime, I hope all of you have the book already. It’ll only make the winning copy that much more rewarding. Or something.


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52 Comments → “The Big Papi prediction contest”


  1. scotthp49

    11 years ago

    60/160

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  2. knuckler1

    11 years ago

    53 / 142

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  3. maranara

    11 years ago

    57 HRs & 142 RBIs 🙂

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  4. jvaitk01

    11 years ago

    55/155

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  5. retnapi

    11 years ago

    51/143

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  6. dewey24

    11 years ago

    54/147

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  7. TimmyMac

    11 years ago

    Put me down for 57/140

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  8. woolleyman

    11 years ago

    My prediction is 53 homers, 163 RBI

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  9. Retire_Number_14

    11 years ago

    54 & 154

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  10. StuckAtTheCask

    11 years ago

    54 dings, 144 ribs.

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  11. Neil

    11 years ago

    56 home runs, 145 RBIs.

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  12. 24dewey

    11 years ago

    54/154

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  13. katesox

    11 years ago

    56 HR, 149 RBIs

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  14. deversm

    11 years ago

    55/141

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  15. waitingforbeckett

    11 years ago

    59 clouts, 157 rbi

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  16. toddzilla9

    11 years ago

    56/146

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  17. twoomnmgy

    11 years ago

    55/150

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  18. miles44

    11 years ago

    54/145

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  19. edsox2004

    11 years ago

    54 HR/145 RBI

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  20. TheNinth

    11 years ago

    53/144

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  21. cr99

    11 years ago

    57 HRs, 149 RBI

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  22. thedan911

    11 years ago

    61, 161

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  23. hopdog

    11 years ago

    55 & 155. Depending on the official scorer….

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  24. Jack

    11 years ago

    56 & 150

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  25. chargeMEup31

    11 years ago

    56/160

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  26. s1c

    11 years ago

    65 / 164

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  27. s1c

    11 years ago

    I’m going with 65 dingers and 164 ribbies

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  28. kidAoptimistic

    11 years ago

    56 / 148

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  29. aliber

    11 years ago

    HR: 56
    RBI: 152

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  30. gmschmidty

    11 years ago

    58/156 And Vanna White was on the Price is Right?!? This is mind-blowing…bigger than Pluto not being a planet…My Very Educated Mother Just Sat Upon Nine…? Anyway: 58/156

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  31. YAZFAN

    11 years ago

    55/ 155

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  32. CursedNoMore

    11 years ago

    57 Hr’s, 157 RBI

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  33. Randy Kutcher

    11 years ago

    53/140

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  34. Bill Pratt

    11 years ago

    58/153

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  35. kml1258

    11 years ago

    56/151

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  36. wemissoc

    11 years ago

    57/155

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  37. Shalomar

    11 years ago

    52/147

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  38. Tom Baron

    11 years ago

    62/159

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  39. djarm18

    11 years ago

    61 / 151

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  40. modonnel

    11 years ago

    53/149

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  41. madjackblack

    11 years ago

    56/149

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  42. VinzClortho

    11 years ago

    61/159

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  43. sdillard

    11 years ago

    52 141

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  44. anneball

    11 years ago

    54 hrs / 145 rbis

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  45. 111875

    11 years ago

    58 hr, 148 rbi.

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  46. geigerm

    11 years ago

    52/140

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  47. Peter_Rustin

    11 years ago

    59/143

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  48. MikeVaBeach

    11 years ago

    56, 162 RBIs

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  49. bardyak42

    11 years ago

    59 Hrs 157 rbis

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  50. souljade

    11 years ago

    49 Hrs and 143 Rbi

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  51. umassjosh

    11 years ago

    57 hrs 151 rbi’s

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  52. Eli G

    11 years ago

    54 and 140

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