Semi Famous Hit Streak Contest - April

katester44

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I know it is a little earlier than normal to kick it off, but being that I just had my third golf event of the new year SNOWED out today, I am doing anything and everything to keep my mind focused on baseball and warmer temps.

So without further ado, back for the 4th year, I give you..THE HIT STREAK CONTEST!

Basic rules- pick a player, if he gets a hit, you are good. If for whatever reason he doesn't get a hit that day, you will get a strike (to include a DNP or a rainout). This time around, we will go with three strikes and you are out, rather than one and done. And there will be no minimum number of games needed to be played to win. Once you have selected a player, you can not choose him again. Your pick must be made prior to the FIRST GAME of the day. Pretty basic stuff.

Nothing new in terms of rules from last year:
1 - once you get a third strike, you are eliminated rather than one and done.
2 - I am hosting a side contest for those interested. I am participating in the contest and anyone who would like to challenge me is welcome. If you are interested in the challenge, just note it with your first pick. If you beat me, you can pick any card off of my Blog Tradelist as a prize (GU's/Autos etc. not included). If I beat you, I get to pick any card off your Trade Page. Max Value of $5 card. The side contest is COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY.

**Please edit your initial post with your picks**
**Please include the players team name with your pick** CAN NOT EMPHASIZE THIS ONE ENOUGH!!!!

Bumping up the prizes again this year.

The winner of the contest will get to choose one card from the A list, one card from the B list, one card from the C list and one card from the D list:

A LIST:
BOBBY JENKS:08 TOPPS HERITAGE CHROME SN1959
HIROKI KURODA:10 TOPPS CHROME X-FRACTOR DODGERS
2013 BOWMAN CHROME X-FRACTOR - KEVIN YOUKILIS YANKEES
2013 BOWMAN ROOKIE REPRINTS SAPPHIRE REFRACTOR - JIMMY ROLLINS
NELSON CRUZ:07 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR
2007 BOWMAN CHROME X-FRACTOR SN250 - GARRETT ATKINS

B LIST (AU):
2010 TOPPS CHROME - BRIAN MATUSZ ORIOLES
DANIEL SCHLERETH:09 TOPPS CAREER QUEST D-BACKS
KYLE DRABEK:08 BOWMAN DPP SIGNS OF THE FUTURE PHILLIES
2002 TOPPS PRISTINE ON CARD - DEWON BRAZELTON DEVIL RAYS
DALLAS MCPHERSON:05 UPPER DECK ARTIFACTS AUTOFACTS SN599 ANGELS
JIMMY GOBBLE:03 DONRUSS CLASSICS SIGNIFICANT SIGNATURES/500 ROYALS

C LIST (GU):
2013 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN - TIM HUDSON BRAVES
2003 TOPPS 205 - RAFAEL PALMEIRO RANGERS
2003 TOPPS 205 - SCOTT ROLEN BAT CARDINALS
MIGUEL TEJADA - 03 FLEER SPLENDID SPLINTERS KNOTHOLE GANG
ANDRUW JONES:02 FLEER PLATINUM FENCE BUSTERS BAT BRAVES
TRAVIS HAFNER:07 ULTRA SWING KINGS INDIANS

D LIST (GU):
CASEY KOTCHMAN:05 SPX SN99
BRET BOONE:04 UPPER DECK ETCHINGS BAT SN250 MARINERS
MARK MULDER:04 TOPPS CRACKER JACK 123 STRIKES YOU'RE OUT ATHLETICS
GARRETT ATKINS:07 UD SPECTRUM SN199 ROCKIES
DONTRELLE WILLIS:06 Bowman Heritage
MAGGLIO ORDONEZ:03 ABSOLUTE 2003 PLAYER COLLECTION BAT SN75

Good luck - the contest officially starts Monday, April 6th.

And, as promised, I have decided to take the game up a notch for the participants. Since this is a hit streak contest, time to honor the two longest on record in MLB. Anyone who goes 45 games without missing will get a Pete Rose AU card and anyone who can go 57 games will get a Joe DiMaggio card (I probably can't afford an AU card, but will get you something nice). I will carry it month to month, longest streak last year was 11 games.

To address concerns from last year - I will try and keep tabs on when picks are posted, but this is really more about the honor system.

Since the contest this month starts on the 6th, rather than the 1st, please start your player list with either April 6 or Game 6 - it will make it easier for me to track on a daily basis.

April 6 - Jose Altuve/Astros -- HIT
April 7 - Carlos Gomez/Brewers -- HIT
April 8 - Adrian Gonzalez/Dodgers -- HIT
April 9 - Andrew McCutchen/Pirates --STRIKE 1
April 10 - Troy Tulowitzki/Rockies -- HIT
April 11 - Mike Trout/Angels -- HIT
April 12 - Miguel Cabrera/Tigers -- HIT
April 13 - Carlos Gonzalez/Rockies -- HIT
April 14 - Paul Goldschmidt/Diamondbacks -- HIT
April 15 - Matt Kemp/Padres --STRIKE 2
April 16 - Dee Gordon/Marlins -- HIT
April 17 - Justin Upton/Padres
 
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Jaybo374

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Count me in!!! I don't maintain a trade page but how does it sound if I send you an XL spreadsheet of all I have if I lose?

Thanks for holding this fun monthly contest.

Jay

April 6 Adam Jones BAL STRIKE ONE
April 7 Mike Trout LAA HIT
April 8 Jose Altuve HOU STRIKE TWO
April 9 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY HIT
April 10 Troy Tulowitzki COL HIT
April 11 Adrian Gonzalez LAD HIT
April 12 Carlos Gonzalez COL HIT
April 13 Miguel Cabrera DET HIT
April 14 Joey Votto CIN HIT
April 15 Lucas Duda NYM HIT
April 16 Jhonny Peralta STL HIT
April 17 Prince Fielder TEX HIT
 
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David K.

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  • April 6. Mike Trout (Angels) 1 of 4
  • April 7. Robinson Cano (strike one) (mariners)
  • April 8. Joe Mauer 1 of 3 (twins)
  • April 9. Andrew McCuthchen (strike two) (pirates)
  • April 10. Buster Posey 2 of 2 (Giants)
  • April 11. Jose Abreu (strike three) (white soxs)
Best regards, David
 
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Benski3

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April 6-J.Lu Croy-Mil-K
April 7-B.Posey-SF-H
April 8-D.Pedroia-Bos-K
April 9-(Late Pick)-K
 
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Tennelson55

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I'm in.
In regards to last years league, people need to be honest about losing and winning, please!
4/6 Robinson Canoe
4/7 Evan Longoria
4/8 Dustin Pedroia - K
4/9 Joey Votto
4/10 Jose Abreu K
4/11 Ian Kinsler
4/12 Prince Fielder
4/13 Andrew McCutchen
4/14 David Wright
4/15 Kendrys Morales K
4/16 Adam Lind
4/17 Adrian Gonzalez
4/18 Yunel Escobar
 
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mm1sub

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Count me in again this year!!

Apr 6th Mike Trout Angels HIT
Apr 7th Yoenos Cespedes Tigers STRIKE
Apr 8th Adam Jones Orioles
Apr 9th Carlos Santana Indians
Apr 10th Yasiel Puig Dodgers
Apr 11th Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks
Apr 12th Dustin Pedroia Red Sox
 
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anglinomics

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4/06 Mike Trout Angels HIT
4/07 Robinson Canoe Mariners STRIKE 1
4/08 Jason Heyward Cardinals Strike 2
4/09 Strike 3
 
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scc76

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I'm in. Thanks for the contest.

Stanley

April 6th Miguel Cabrera Tigers Strike one
April 7th Jean Segura Brewers Hit
April 8th Andrew McCutcheon Pirates Strike two
April 9th Jose Altuve Astros Strike three
 
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greatdadx2

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April 6th- Mike Trout (Angels) HIT
April 7th- Jimmy Rollins (Dodgers) HIT
April 8th- Jon Jay (St. Louis Cardinals) K
April 9th- Jose Altuve (Astros) K
April 10th- Carlos Santana (Indians) HIT
April 11th- Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers) HIT
April 12th- Miguel Cabrera (Tigers) HIT
April 13th- Pedro Alvarez (Pirates) HIT
April 14th- Dee Gordon (Marlins) HIT
April 15th- Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins) K


I'M OUT
 
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katester44

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One week until first pitch...

We averaged about 20/21 participants every month last year - the more that play the more fun it is.
 

mrknicks

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Count me in as well

April 6 - R Cano (Mariners) 1-4
April 7- A Jones (Orioles) 1-4
April 8 - B Harper (Nationals) 2-3
April 9 - A McCutchen (Pirates) STRIKE 1
April 10 - A Gonzalez (Dodgers) 1-3
April 11 - D Pedroia (Red Sox) 1-5
April 12 - T Tulowitzki (Rockies) STRIKE 2
April 13 - E Inciarte (Diamondbacks) 3-5
April 14 - D Wright (Mets) 2-5
April 15 - K Morales (Royals) STRIKE 3
 
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intelliracer

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I intend to play the side bet every month, so maybe we just get square after the season to save each other on shipping?

April 6 - Yasiel Puig, LAD, OF ... Strike
April 7 - Billy Butler, OAK, DH ... 1 for 4
April 8 - Jose Bautista, TOR, OF ... Strike
April 9 - Josh Donaldson, TOR, 3B ... 2 for 4
April 10 - Jose Abreu, CHIW, 1B ... See you next time
 
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topaz77

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I'll try again. Thanks.

April 6 - Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers) - HIT
April 7 - Robinson Cano (Mariners) - STRIKE
April 8 - Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies) - HIT
April 9 - Bryce Harper (Nats) - STRIKE
April 10 - Carlos Gonzalez (Rockies) - HIT
April 11 - Jimmy Rollins (Dodgers) - STRIKE - OUT
April 12 - David Wright (Mets)
April 13 - Buster Posey (Giants)
 
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chieftazmisty

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The Chief is in and for you MR katester44 the side bet also

ok and here is my picks
April 6th Jose Abreu--- White Sox
April 7th Andrew McCutchen--- Buccos
April 8th Nelson Cruz--Mariners
April 9th Billy Hamilton--- Reds
April 10th Prince Fielder--- Rangers
April 11th Howie Kendrick--- Dodgers
April 12th Brett Lawie---A,s
April 13th Freddie Freeman--- Braves
April 14th A Rod--- Yankees
April 15 th ( IRS)
April 15th Paul Goldsmith--- D backs
April 16th Miguel Cabrea-- Tigers

Let the good times roll
 

TGutta

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April 6 - Miguel Cabrera - Tigers STRIKE 1
April 7 - Paul Goldschmidt - Diamondbacks HIT
April 8 - Ian Kinsler - Tigers HIT
April 9 - Ben Revere - Phillies STRIKE 2
April 10 - Jose Abreu - White Sox
 
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