Wednesday, October 08, 2008

ALCS Contest (Through Game 7)(It's Over)

Update: Here's the board:

Inning # / Contestant / # of Runs

1 / Kara / 3
2 / Mighty Quinn / 1
3 / pweezil / 3
4 / nick / 0
5 / bostoneagle7 / 4
6 / AJM / 3
7 / laureen / 6
8 / Rooster / 7 (winner--prize to be announced shortly)
9 / (Ryan) / 1

I will update the board here after each game, and I'll announce the prize before game 1. Good luck. (Note: I clearly forgot to announce the prize--I'll do it at some point.)

Okay, first nine people to comment with their inning of choice get in. I'll announce the prize later. Get in by Friday mid-day. Remember, the ninth inning gets all extra innings, but the flip side is the Sox might not bat at all in the ninth in games 3-5. (But it did win in the ALDS.) Here's the tiebreaker: Pick the last batter to bat in the whole series. And if the last out is made on the bases, it'll be the last batter who was standing in the batter's box. So your entry should like something like this:

74th inning. Rich Gedman.

Only your inning would be 1-9, and your player will be on one of the current rosters. Look at the other comments before posting--don't pick an inning or a person that's been chosen already. The winner is the one whose inning (through the whole ALCS) ends up with the most runs scored in it. Go.

9th inning. Evan Longoria.
3rd inning BJ Upton
5th inning Carlos Pena
7th Inning Floyd
4th inning lowrie
6th Inning. Iwamura.
oh, and what's with word verification turned on?

you probably mentioned it sometime this week, but i didn't see it.
Just on while comments are non-moderated.
8th inning, Navarro.

I will go with 8. By then, hopefully we are in a weak link in the bullpen.
So, how does the tie breaker work? If there is a tie, and neither person picked the right final batter, how does the tie breaker work?
1st inning. Youk.
Rooster, I think the way it works is that if neither person picked the right final batter I would win by default regardless of how many runs were scored in the 4th inning.

Or at least, that's my suggestion.
2nd inning. Gabe Gross.

See you Saturday, Jere!
Aw jeez. Something else to figure out. Okay, I've got it, but I'll wait till somebody takes the 2nd inning before revealing it.
ANd I see Quinn has taken the 2nd. (Yes, Saturday at Thom's--I was just about to email you about that...)

So we've got our nine players.

For the tiebreaker, whoever is closer in that player's batting order gets it. Meaning, whoever's person has batted more recently, in terms of plate appearances by that team. So if your guy's on deck, and he's already batted in that game, you're off by 8, not off by 1.
One more clarification. I picked Navarro to be the last batter, and he's on the Rays. What if:

1) Navarro is on the bench (was pich hit for, or injured?)

2) A Red Sox player is the last batter?

Sorry, just puzzling this over I guess.
You count back from the last hitter to the last time your batter batted, in number of that team's hitters.

So if Navarro ended the top of the ninth, and the Sox win the series on a bottom-9 walkoff, Navarro will have been the last Tampa hitter.

But wait, maybe we should count total batters. Yeah, that's it. Because some people picked Red Sox. So, from the last batter of the game, count backwards in terms of total batters to your guy. Whoever is the closest wins.

If your guy is out for that game, it's gonna be, like 70 or 80 batters back to the last time he hit.
Last and least, I missed out. My fault...enjoy, everyone.

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