The kind of contest Keith Foulke would love: Sudden death shootout! Take 2!

April 6th, 2007 → 11:09 am @ // 8 Comments

SUNDAY NIGHT EDIT: Well, guess what…you all third-place losers lose again. So much for everyone choosing the obvious candidate. So here’s a contest where it’ll be truly difficult to pull off another menage: sonomasox, unforgiven, and maranara, you each need to guess:

* Beckett’s pitching line on Tuesday: IP, H, BB, K, R, ER and total pitches.

* Lugo’s batting line: AB, H, BB, SAC, HBP.

* Coco’s fielding line: put outs, assists, and errors.

That’s fifteen total categories. Each’ll be worth a point. Let’s get this damn thing over already…
The results of the FTM 2007 pre-season contest are in, and the winners are…still up in the air!

Sort of, anyway: sox5452 and richsim tied for first place, with 9 points apiece, but at the moment, we have a three-way tie for third place, with sonomasox, unforgiven, and maranara all clocking in with 8 points. Which means we’re going to a sudden death shootout.

Here are the terms: now I’m looking for the first home run from the heart of the order — Manuel, Papi, and JDD — so the three of you post the following in the comments section for everyone to see:

* Who’ll go yard first,

* What game that’ll be in,

* What inning, and

* How many men on base.

Each guess will be worth one point; obviously, if only one of you gets the player right, s/he’ll win. To keep things exciting (and fair), I won’t post either entry until I have both of them.

Meanwhile, sox5452 and richsim, both of you e-mail me with your names, addresses, and anything special you want me to write in the inscription. Nothing x-rated, though. Or too x-rated, anyway.


Post Categories: 2007 Season & Contests

8 Comments → “The kind of contest Keith Foulke would love: Sudden death shootout! Take 2!”


  1. maranara

    10 years ago

    * Who’ll go yard first
    JD Drew
    * What game that’ll be in,
    Today – Friday
    * What inning, and
    5th
    * How many men on base.
    2 on
    …totally betting on the fact that everyone else will pick papi…:)

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  2. sonomasox

    10 years ago

    there’s a deadline to this, right Seth???

    I’m sticking w/ my boy:

    JDD goes yard first

    Saturday: 4/7

    7th inning

    One aboard…

    No whammies, no whammies…free FTM

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  3. unforgiven

    10 years ago

    * Who’ll go yard first,

    J.D. Drew

    * What game that’ll be in,

    Friday, April 6

    * What inning, and

    6

    * How many men on base.

    1

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  4. unforgiven

    10 years ago

    Congrats, sonomasox; and thanks, Mr. Mnookin, for hosting the contest.

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  5. maranara

    10 years ago

    oh my…:)
    * Beckett’s pitching line on Tuesday: IP, H, BB, K, R, ER and total pitches.
    6 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 6 K, 2 R, 1 ER, 98 total pitches
    * Lugo’s batting line: AB, H, BB, SAC, HBP.
    5 AB, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 SAC, 0 HBP
    * Coco’s fielding line: put outs, assists, and errors.
    4 put outs, 1 assist, 0 errors

    thanks for such a great contest, & congrats to all the finalists 🙂

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  6. sonomasox

    10 years ago

    Those damn whammies…

    No whammies this time!

    Beckett: 7IP, 8H, 2BB, 5K, 2R, 2ER, 101 total pitches

    Lugo: 3AB, 1H, 1BB, 1SAC, 0HBP

    Coco: 3put outs, 0 assist, 0 errors

    Thanks for the fun Seth!

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  7. unforgiven

    10 years ago

    * Beckett’s pitching line on Tuesday: 6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 6 K, 3 R, 3 ER and total pitches 100.

    * Lugo’s batting line: 4 AB, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 SAC, 0 HBP.

    * Coco’s fielding line: 2 put outs, 0 assists, and 0 errors.

    ***

    I guess I misunderstood the rules, thinking sonomasox would win or had won as he is closer to guessing the day when JD hits a HR.

    If I had worked, instead of spending my time on this contest, I may have been able to afford to buy the book by now. Wait, $17.16 at Amazon? Nah, not with my job.

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  8. sonomasox

    10 years ago

    Not your typical opening day game…84 pitches! Are you kidding me?! 8Ks??!! 0BB??!!

    Not sure how the point system will shake out but maybe you should have asked when Tito would be ejected.

    And, w/ JDD still smacking the ball – he really was the obvious choice when brain overrides heart.

    thanks again for the fun!

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