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Old 03-18-2019, 04:17 PM
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Another season! Another contest! The 15th Anniversary Event!

Last year, Ezekial Cumberland won with the highest win percentage yet in this contest, holding off yankeetripper by a game.

In 2017, The Arbitrary finished strong to win the contest after Expunge had led most of the year with a pre-determined list of picks. In 2016, Patience established an even-year trend while winning his 5th championship overall, finishing 4.5 games ahead of the pack (and within 0.004 of his predicted winning percentage).

In 2015, ylekiote won in a great finish, posting 100 Wins, and edging out Efc1878 in win percentage. In 2014, Patience won (for the 4th time!). In 2013, Bicycle Repair Man snuck in a win, despite trying to use Patience's Mets twice! In 2012, Patience held on to win for a 2nd consecutive year and for his 3rd time overall.

In 2010, keyser soze pulled away in the last week to win by 5 1/2 games. In 2009 Patience easily won his 1st time with a record-setting 109 wins (and a 10-game margin). In 2008, Ultimate Anyone? pulled out the win (by 0.009), while the 2007 version was won by Pub Guy (tie-breaker over Patience), 2006 by Pub Guy (going away), and 2005 version by Pseudolus.

Rules will be the same, generally speaking:
1) Prior to each "week" you will select a MLB team. You will get credited with the wins and loses that team had for the week. Weeks will still run MONDAY through SUNDAY, and picks need to be in by Noon ET Monday. If you miss the deadline you may pick a team before Noon EDT on another day and get credit for that day through Sunday's games (i.e., If you make a pick at 9pm Thursday night you will get credit for games played Friday-Sunday).

Note: The first games in Japan and the Opening weekend's games, Thursday 3/28 - Sunday 3/31, will NOT count in the first week, we begin with the first full week Monday 4/1.

2) Once you pick a team you can't pick that team again.

3) You must get credit for a minimum of 150 games through the season (which allows you to miss about 2 weeks). Since mid-2008, we have incorporated a rule, similar to the MLB batting average qualifiying rule, such that any games short of 150 count as a loss until you reach the qualifying total. [You can always get more than 150 games, of course]

4) Best winning percentage for the season wins.

5) For a tie-breaker, submit a prediction for your final winning percentage for the season. Closest actual to their selection wins the tiebreaker.


The weeks are as follows:
1 April 1-7
2 April 8-14
3 April 15-21
4 April 22-28
5 April 29-May 5
6 May 6-12
7 May 13-19
8 May 20-26
9 May 27-June 2
10 June 3-9
11 June 10-16
12 June 17-23
13 June 24-30
14 July 1-7
15 July 8-14 (3 games after ASB, Rangers/Astros play 4)
16 July 15-21
17 July 22-28
18 July 29-Aug 4
19 August 5-11
20 August 12-18
21 August 19-25
22 August 26 - September 1
23 September 2-8
24 September 9-15
25 September 16-22
26 September 23-29

Here is a link to an Excel schedule (not mine, I've just update yyyy in filepath each year and it still seems to be available):
http://dailybaseballdata.com/dbd/MLB_schedule_2019.xls

There's still time to work on your brackets first - plus a little later start again to get a feel for teams, if you need.

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Standings:
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	Week								
Players 	22	23	24	W	L	Win %	GB	TB	COWPAT
Kid Rock	 KCR 	 TBR 	 SEA 	94	51	0.648	0	0.007	0.4279
BingBoin	 ATL 	 SLC 	 SFG 	95	52	0.646	0	0.067	0.4201
Jahiegel	 PHI 	 SLC 	 HOU 	87	49	0.640	2.5	0.002	0.4620
Ezekial 	 ATL 	 MIL 	 SFG 	94	55	0.631	2	0.006	0.4202
Patience	 COR 	 TBR 	 SFG 	90	53	0.629	3	0.006	0.4226
Cynical 	 OAK 	 SLC 	 NYY 	85	51	0.625	4.5	0.037	0.4502
UltAny1?	 KCR 	 LAD 	 COR 	92	56	0.622	3.5	0.031	0.4130
malkusm 	 NYY 	 TBR 	 SFG 	87	56	0.608	6	0.043	0.4257
yanktrip	 TEX 	 KCR 	 LAD 	89	58	0.605	6	0.015	0.4282
rekrap  	 CHC 	 OAK 	 SEA 	90	61	0.596	7	0.058	0.4155
The Arby	 LAA 	 OAK 	 CHC 	86	60	0.589	8.5	0.044	0.4115
MtySchp 	 PHI 	 PIT 	 NYM 	72	67	0.518	19	0.098	0.4742

Picks so far:
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PlayerID	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	13	14	15	16	17	18	19	20	21	22	23	24	25	26
BingBoin	NYY	CIN	PIT	CWS	TBR	HOU	LAA	SDP	TEX	PHI	BRS	SEA	CLE	WAS	MIL	LAD	AZD	TOR	CHC	COR	MIN	ATL	SLC	SFG	OAK	NYM
Cynical 	LAA	CIN	MIN	BRS	ATL	COR	AZD	WAS	LAD	HOU		CHC	PHI	CWS	KCR	CLE	MIA	TEX	SDP		TBR	OAK	SLC	NYY	MIL	BRS
Ezekial 	NYY	CIN	SDP	CWS	TBR	HOU	CLE	CHC	LAD	TEX	MIN	SEA	LAA	WAS	MIA	BRS	AZD	TOR	NYM	PHI	SLC	ATL	MIL	SFG	OAK	PIT
Evl mnky	LAA	OAK	WAS	ATL	TBR	MIN	CLE	DET	BAL	HOU	NYY	SEA	PHI	MIL	KCR	BRS										
ImPretty	CLE	OAK	WAS	BAL	CWS	LAD	NYM	NYY		HOU	MIN	SEA	PHI		COR	LAA	AZD									
Jahiegel	LAA	CIN	PIT	CWS	ATL	COR	AZD	NYY	SFG	MIL	BRS	SEA	CLE	WAS	NYM	CHC		TEX	TBR	TOR	MIN	PHI	SLC	HOU	OAK	LAD
Kid Rock	NYY	CHC	DET	SLC	ATL	HOU	AZD	LAA	COR	NYM	SFG	OAK	MIL	WAS	SDP	CLE	CWS	TEX	BRS	PHI	LAD	KCR	TBR	SEA	MIN	TOR
malkusm 	CLE	AZD	SDP	BRS	MIL	HOU	CWS	NYM	CIN	TEX	MIN	SEA	DET		COR	CHC	ATL	PHI	LAD	WAS	SLC	NYY	TBR	SFG	OAK	PIT
MtySchp 	LAA	BRS	DET	ATL	TBR	CLE	CHC	WAS	SFG	MIL		SLC	HOU	LAD	MIA	MIN	OAK	BAL	CIN	COR	CWS	PHI	PIT	NYM	KCR	NYY
Patience	CLE	BRS	SDP	TOR	PHI	HOU	AZD	NYM	ATL	MIL	MIN	SEA	LAA	WAS	KCR	CHC	CWS	TEX	LAD	NYY	SLC	COR	TBR	SFG	OAK	CIN
rekrap  	NYM	AZD	SDP	TOR	MIL	HOU	CLE	MIN	ATL	TEX	TBR	SLC	PHI	WAS	KCR	BRS	CWS	LAD	SFG	LAA	CIN	CHC	OAK	SEA	NYY	
The Arby	HOU	AZD	SDP	ATL	BRS	MIN	NYY	COR	SFG	WAS	TBR	SEA	CLE	LAD	KCR	SLC	NYM	PHI	MIL	TOR	CIN	LAA	OAK	CHC	CWS	DET
UltAny1?	MIL	SFG	SDP	BRS	CWS	HOU	AZD	NYY	ATL	TEX	MIN	SEA	PHI	WAS		CLE	NYM	LAA	CHC	TBR	SLC	KCR	LAD	COR		
yanktrip	NYY	SDP	CHC	ATL	TBR	NYM	CLE	WAS	SFG	HOU	MIN	SEA	MIL	SLC	DET	BRS	AZD	TOR	TBR	LAA	ATL	TEX	KCR	LAD	OAK	PHI

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Old 03-25-2019, 11:54 AM
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I'll beat the rush

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I really only do well in this game for the second half of the season...

Week 1 HOU

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Week 1 NYY
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So we're missing the "zero week" from this Thursday. Will missing 2 weeks still allow for 150 games?
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So we're missing the "zero week" from this Thursday. Will missing 2 weeks still allow for 150 games?
Average 6 games a week for 25 weeks...plus All-Star week.
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I'm lousy at this game...

Let's start with the Angels...

Wk1: LAA

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Week 1: NY Yankees

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in an effort to actually finish this year:

NYY
CIN
PIT
CHW
TAM
HOU
ANA
SDG
TEX
PHI
BOS
SEA
CLE
WAS
MIL
LOS
ARI
TOR
CHC
COL
MIN
ATL
STL
SFO
OAK
NYM

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