By popular demand (i.e. Rhu-Ru's ceaseless jabbering), gonna change up the rules for the homer contest to allow for a little more luck and more scoring. Mostly, it's boring just sitting in first place week after week. But first, the current standings:
1 point = Solo homer 2 points = Two-run homer 3 points = Three-run homer 5 points = Grand slam 10 points = in addition to above scoring, add ten if the player you pick is not in the starting lineup
x2 multiplier = Double your daily total if your player hits a second homer x3 multiplier = Triple your daily total if your player hits a third homer x4 multiplier = in effect only if you correctly predict two pre-game homers (can be same player). No points if both players don't do it. x8 multiplier (i.e. September desperation move) = in effect only if you correctly predict three pre-game homers (can be combo of same or different players). No points unless all make it.
Each Citizen can make one in-game call per night (in addition to your pre-game pick) in where you predict a homer right before it happens.
10 points = Correctly announce a Spooky (don't get additional points or multipliers from above--this is a flat score) -1 points = If the player you Spooky strikes out you lose a point -5 points = If the player you Spooky hits into a double play you lose five points
Inside The Park Homerun
If in the rare event the player you pick hits an inside-the-parker, the next game you will be allowed to select 6 players pre-game and get all the points they each get individually
We also have one player who will be kept on for a Veteran's ballot.
Willie Randolph: 44%
Meanwhile, Pedro Guerrero garnered one vote. He was a damn fine hitter. Too bad he was an absolute butcher in the field. Jesse Barfield, Jack Clark, Brian Downing, and Carney Lansford all got shut out.
I wanted to see if people were interested in making the homer prediction contest a daily thing. After all, you guys have spookied a ton of homers this year; let's try to translate that to bragging rights.
I can keep track of stats. But I'm thinking it would go like this:
You can make your prediction at any time prior to the homer happening. In other words, you can make your prediction before game time or during the game if you want to wait until you get that Spooky feeling. Obviously, if you make the prediction before game time, you get more plate appearances for your guess to be correct.
You can predict more than one player will homer, but you only get points if you get all of them correct.
Guess 1 player correct: 1 point
Guess 2 players correct (can be same player): 5 points
Guess 3 players correct (can be combo of same player/different players): 10 points
So far both Twayn and yours truly would have one point under this system.
Season Long Homer Contest?
I might play, but whatever (85%, 11 Votes)
Sure! (8%, 1 Votes)
Only if I can pick Adrianza every game (8%, 1 Votes)