September Hit Streak Contest

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katester44

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Back again for another year....Here we go..THE HIT STREAK CONTEST- September! This will be the last time I run the contest, so hopefully we can go out with a bang.

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. You may use a player in a doubleheader, with both games counting as "that" day's game.

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 (the prizes have not been updated, will do that in the next couple days):

GROUP A (AU):
2006 SPX Rookie SignaturesConor Jackson SN999 Card 101 Diamondbacks
BUBBA CROSBY:99 Topps Traded DODGERS


GROUP B (GU):
Barry Zito:07 Ultra Strike Zone
Dontrelle Willis:06 Ultra Fine Fabrics Marlins
2001 SP GAME BAT EDITION PIECE OF THE ACTION BAT CARD RAFAEL FURCAL

GROUP C (GU):
Josh Beckett:05 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Majestic Materials SN75 Marlins
ROCCO BALDELLI:04 Leaf Certified Materials SN100 RAYS

GROUP D:
Deion Sanders:97 Leaf 22 Karat Gold Leaf SN2500
HIROKI KURODA:10 TOPPS CHROME X-FRACTOR DODGERS

GROUP E (TTM AU):
Dan Plesac - 2017 MLB Network insert
Robert Flores - 2017 MLB Network insert


Good luck - the contest officially starts on Friday, September 1st.

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 22 games.

**update to the streak within the streak - I have decided to make it 45 games without striking out, rather than 45 straight correct picks, that will help with the DNP's and weather related misses. And it will be carryover - for the winner of the previous month only.

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.

Please start your player list with either September 1 or Game 1 - it will make it easier for me to track on a daily basis.

And as mentioned at the end of the August contest - going to try a new rule to help eliminate the dreaded DNP's. Please select a designated hitter prior to the first game to use for the entire month in the event that your player on a particular day ends up as a DNP or a weather casualty. Take note, it must be a DNP - if your player for the day shows up in the box score, the DH rule will not take affect. I hope this makes sense, please ask questions if it doesn't, and since it is the first time using it, please don't be upset if it doesn't work out perfectly - I think this helped out last year, so we will keep it in place as a permanent addition to the game. Reminder that you must have a player selected for a game to have the DH rule in effect - IE, it will not save you if you forget to make a pick that day.

Prizes aren't up yet, but will have them ready to go, prior to the completion of the April contest. I still owe David K., one card from last years side bets - that is all that remains to close out last year.

More participants means more fun - let's get it back up to 20-25 a month.

DH - Andrew McCutchen - Pirates

Day 1 - Trea Turner - Nationals - STRIKE ONE
Day 2 - Justin Turner - Dodgers
Day 3 - Mike Trout - Angels
Day 4 - Kris Bryant - Cubs
Day 5 - Andrew Benintendi - Red Sox STRIKE TWO
Day 6 - Freddie Freeman - Braves
Day 7 - Giancarlo Stanton - Marlins
Day 8 - Daniel Murphy - Nationals
Day 9 - Ryan Zimmerman - Nationals
Day 10 - Jose Altuve - Astros
 
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David K.

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I'm in again...this time as defending King (champion)! I'm also in on the side bet! Best regards, David
 

chieftazmisty

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In for the last time I guess It was a great contest and enjoyed the fun I had doing i am also in the side bet and we can get all squared up later
ok here are my picks


DH Votto Reds
sept
1 Altuve Astros
2 Harper Nationals
3 McCutchen Bucs
4 Dickerson Rays
5 Bryant Cubs
6 Posey Giants
7 Yelich Marlins
8 Rizzo Cubs
9 Zimmerman Nationals
 

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Count me in again.

DH: Paul Goldschmidt Arizona

Sep 1st: Charlie Blackmon Colorado
Sep 2nd: Joey Votto Cincinnati
Sep 3rd: Jose Altuve Houston
Sep 4th: Anthony Rizzo Chicago
 
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DH - Jose Abreu (White Sox)

9/1 - AJ Pollock (D'Backs) HIT
9/2 - Jean Segura (Mariners) HIT
9/3 - Joe Votto (Reds) HIT
9/4 - Daniel Murphy (Nats) HIT
9/5 - Mike Trout (Angels) STRIKE 1
9/6 - Ender Inciarte (Braves) HIT
9/7 - Manny Machado (O's) STRIKE 2
9/8 - Charlie Blackmon (Rockies) HIT
9/9 - Francisco Lindor (Indians) HIT
9/10 - Jonathan Schoop (O's) HIT
9/11 - Paul Goldschmidt (D'Backs) STRIKE
9/12 - Trea Turner (Nats) HIT
9/13 - Brian Dozier (Twins) STRIKE OUT
9/14 - Kris Bryant (Cubs)
 
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Glad to get in one last time (prior to studying for 2 ffootball drafts on Monday)...

DH: Paul Goldschmidt ARI

Sep 1: Austin Jackson CLE 1-4
Sep 2: Robinson Cano SEA 2-4
Sep 3: Daniel Murphy WAS 0-3 K
Sep 4: Nolan Arenado COL 1-3
Sep 5: Kris Bryant CHI 2-4
Sep 6: Joey Votto CIN 1-3
Sep 7: Freddie Freeman ATL 0-3 K
Sep 8: Joe Mauer MIN 1-4
Sep 9: Jose Altuve HOU 1-4
Sep 10: Didi Gregorious NYY 4-4
Sep 11: Lonnie Chisenhall CLE
Sep 12: Dustin Pedroia BOS
Sep 13: Justin Turner LAD (input 2 hrs prior to gametime, but after am deadline; thought we had tied)
Sep 14: Paul Dejong STL
 
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  • DH Mike Trout Angels
  • Sept 1- Joey Votto Reds Hit!
  • Sept 2- Manny Machado Orioles Strike One
  • Sept 3- Jose Altvue Strike Two
  • Sept 4- Carlos Correra Astros
  • Sept 5- Cody Bellinger Dodgers
 
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Through todays games (4th):

Three Strikes: mm1sub, mrknicks, david k., greatdadx2

Two Strikes: chieftazmisty, anglinomics

One Strike: katester44, mrhaverkamp

No Strikes: topaz77
 

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Through todays games (5th):

Three Strikes: mm1sub, mrknicks, david k., greatdadx2m anglinomics

Two Strikes: katester44, chieftazmisty

One Strike: topaz77, mrhaverkamp

No Strikes: NONE
 

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Through todays games (6th):

Three Strikes: mm1sub, mrknicks, david k., greatdadx2, anglinomics

Two Strikes: katester44, chieftazmisty

One Strike: topaz77, mrhaverkamp

No Strikes: NONE
 

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Through todays games (7th):

Three Strikes: mm1sub, mrknicks, david k., greatdadx2, anglinomics

Two Strikes: katester44, chieftazmisty, topaz77, mrhaverkamp

One Strike: NONE

No Strikes: NONE

Everyone remaining now has two strikes - we will see who is left standing after the weekend.
 

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Through yesterdays games (10th):

Three Strikes: mm1sub, mrknicks, david k., greatdadx2, anglinomics, katester44, chieftazmisty

Two Strikes: topaz77, mrhaverkamp

One Strike: NONE

No Strikes: NONE

Everyone remaining now has two strikes - now one and done for the last two.
 
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