MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, World Series Edition: This is it. There are a bunch of marbles on the table, and the winner gets all of them. Make your picks inside.
The surprise winner of the AL ERA crown was Hideki Okajima, turning in a sparkling zero in 7.1 innings' worth of work. Don't fret too much about a reliever winning, though: it's not like anyone picked the runner-up, Matt Garza.
Another surprise was the base-stealing bonus: the AL absolutely dominated, swiping twelve bags to the NL's three. Phillies manager Charley Manuel agreed that this was startling, and informed reporters that in an effort to be more aggressive, Matt Stairs would be given the green light for the entire series.
|SpoFite||LAD vs PHI||BOS vs TB||NL Bonus||AL Bonus||Love Child||Points||Total Points|
|Philadelphia in 5||Tampa Bay in 7||Hamels||Okajima||AL +9||8|
|BoKnows||Philadelphia in 5||Hamels||AL||4||9|
|DrJohnEvans||Tampa Bay in 7||AL||3||9|
|Ying Yang Mafia||Philadelphia||Tampa Bay||Hamels||3||9|
|Monica Poland||Tampa Bay||AL||2||5|
Please double-check your picks to make sure I got 'em right. And now to type the words which will never grow old:
Philadelphia Phillies (92-70) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (97-65)
Pick the MVP of the Series.
MULTIPLE CHOICE BONUS
Pick which will happen with the most frequency in this series: a strikeout, a base hit, or a run scored.
That is, when we tally up the totals from the box scores, pick which stat will have the biggest number next to it, for both teams combined.
If it's a pitchers' series, strikeouts will be high at the expense of offence. If it's a sluggers' series, runs scored will probably win out. If it's neither, base hits could be tops.
Pick the highest batting average a player attains in the Series. This is not worth any points, and is only used in the event of a tie for first place or the Costanza.
Total points available: 2 (Series pick) + 1 (MVP Bonus) + 1 (MC Bonus) = 4
Example pick: Rays in 6, Kazmir, strikeouts, .354