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BoondockSaint’s Contest

Posted by Raphy on April 24, 2009

In the comments to a different thread BoondockSaint posted a contest that he would like to have.  I don't have time to run it, but I am posting it here anyway.  If BoondockSaint (or someone else) wants to run it, please feel free to use this thread:

BoondockSaint Says:

  1. April 5th, 2009 at 11:28 pm eI decided to come up with my own 40 questions game that will be just like the one they had this season over on the PFR blog. Here is the link to the rules and stuff they had http://www.pro-football-reference.com/blog/?p=589, but I’ll summarize them here. There will be 40 groups of two items and you are tasked to pick which one will be greater. They may be as straightforward as the number of wins by Team A vs the number of wins by Team B, or they may be more intricate like the number of saves by Player A vs the number of caught stealings by Player B. Anyway, if you have any questions feel free to ask, and post your responses in the format of:
    1. Player X’s HRs
    2. Team A’s total team saves
    etc.
    Also, maybe this could get moved to its own post by one of the official people so a lot of people can participate. I think it’ll be a fun competition to win some bragging rights.

    Without further ado, here are the pairs.

    1.Number of wins for Pirates
    Number of wins for Royals

    2.Number of errors by Yuniesky Betancourt
    Number of stolen bases by David Wright

    3.Team batting average for Blue Jays
    Team batting average for Rockies

    4.Number of games behind division leader for Pirates
    Number of games behind division leader for Mariners

    5.Number of wins by CC Sabathia
    Number of wins by Johan Santana

    6.Number of strikeouts by Barry Zito
    Number of walks issued by MLB leader at end of season

    7.Number of stolen bases by Rays
    Number of home runs by Nationals

    8.Number of double plays turned by Marlins
    Number of errors committed by Tigers

    9.Number of home runs by Manny Ramirez
    Number of home runs by Jimmy Rollins, Michael Young and Derek Jeter combined

    10.Number of strikeouts by Mark Reynolds
    Number of strikeouts by Ryan Howard

    11.Team ERA of Rangers
    ERA of Livan Hernandez

    12.Number of saves by Francisco Rodriguez
    Number of saves by all Cubs pitchers

    13.Number of innings pitched by Cliff Lee
    Number of innings pitched by Zack Greinke

    14.Number of home runs by Jose Reyes
    Number of triples by Jose Reyes

    15.Number of games started by A.J. Burnett
    Number of games started by Andy Pettitte

    16.Number of teams from AL East in playoffs
    Number of teams from NL East in playoffs

    17.Number of divisions won by Angels
    Number of divisions won by Mariners, Athletics and Rangers combined
    (Basically, will the Angels win the AL West or will one of the other three teams)

    18.Number of wins by Phillies
    Number of wins by Cubs

    19.Number of bases stolen by all catchers in MLB
    Number of bases stolen by all first basemen in MLB

    20.Number of home runs hit in Coors Field (Rockies)
    Number of home runs hit in Nationals Park (Nationals)

    21.Number of stolen bases against the Orioles
    Number of stolen bases against the Braves

    22.Number of players with over 35 home runs
    Number of players with over 35 stolen bases

    23.Number of pitchers with 20+ wins
    Number of pitchers with 210+ strikeouts

    24.Number of doubles by MLB leader at end of season
    Number of stolen bases by MLB leader at end of season

    25.Number of different pitchers used by Yankees
    Number of different pitchers uses by Tigers

    26.Number of teams with over 95 wins
    Number of teams with over 95 losses

    27.Number of players in 30-30 club at end of season (30 HRs and 30 SBs)
    Number of home runs hit by Micah Owings

    28.Number of RBI by MLB leader at end of season
    Number of home runs hit by top three MLB leaders at end of season

    29.Batting average by AL leader at end of season
    Batting average by NL leader at end of season

    30.Games won by NL in interleague play
    Games won by AL in interleague play

    31.Slugging percentage of Alex Rodriguez
    Slugging percentage of David Ortiz

    32.Number of stolen bases by B.J. Upton
    Number of stolen bases by all Pirates players

    33.Number of times home gets stolen by all of MLB
    Number of times players get caught stealing home by all of MLB

    34.Number of complete games by Roy Hallady
    Number of complete games by CC Sabathia

    35.Number of home runs by Prince Fielder, Mark Teixeira and Miguel Cabrera
    Number of bases stolen by Grady Sizemore, Brian Robers and Jacoby Ellsbury

    36.Number of walks taken by all Athletics players
    Number of walks taken by all Brewers players

    37.Number of games lost by Nationals
    Number of games won by Red Sox

    38.Number of games it takes to decide World Series
    Number of teams that don’t have any player hit 20 home runs

    39.Number of teams that finish over .500 in NL West
    Number of teams that finish under .500 in AL East

    40.Number of AL pitchers with 20+ wins
    Number of NL pitchers with 20+ wins

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6 Responses to “BoondockSaint’s Contest”

  1. 1) Number of Royals’ wins
    2) Number of errors by Yuniesky Betancourt
    3) Team batting average for Rockies
    4) Number of games behind division leader for Pirates
    5) Number of wins by Johan Santana
    6) Number of strikeouts by Barry Zito
    7) Number of stolen bases by Rays
    8) Number of double plays turned by Marlins
    9) Number of home runs by Jimmy Rollins, Michael Young and Derek Jeter combined
    10) Number of strikeouts by Mark Reynolds
    11) ERA of Livan Hernandez
    12) Number of saves by Francisco Rodriguez
    13) Number of innings pitched by Cliff Lee
    14) Number of home runs by Jose Reyes
    15) Number of games started by A.J. Burnett
    16) Number of teams from AL East in playoffs
    17) Number of divisions won by Angels
    18) Number of wins by Cubs
    19) Number of bases stolen by all first basemen in MLB
    20) Number of home runs hit in Nationals Park (Nationals)
    21) Number of stolen bases against the Braves
    22) Number of players with over 35 home runs
    23) Number of pitchers with 210+ strikeouts
    24) Number of stolen bases by MLB leader at end of season
    25) Number of different pitchers uses by Tigers
    26) Number of teams with over 95 wins
    27) Number of home runs hit by Micah Owings
    28) Number of RBI by MLB leader at end of season
    29) Batting average by AL leader at end of season
    30) Games won by AL in interleague play
    31) Slugging percentage of David Ortiz
    32) Number of stolen bases by all Pirates players
    33) Number of times home gets stolen by all of MLB
    34) Number of complete games by Roy Hallady
    35) Number of home runs by Prince Fielder, Mark Teixeira and Miguel Cabrera
    36) Number of walks taken by all Athletics players
    37) Number of games won by Red Sox
    38) Number of games it takes to decide World Series
    39) Number of teams that finish under .500 in AL East (this will actually be a push)
    40) Number of AL pitchers with 20+ wins

  2. JohnnyTwisto Says:

    1.Number of wins for Pirates
    2.Number of errors by Yuniesky Betancourt
    3.Team batting average for Rockies
    4.Number of games behind division leader for Mariners
    5.Number of wins by CC Sabathia
    6.Number of strikeouts by Barry Zito
    7.Number of stolen bases by Rays
    8.Number of double plays turned by Marlins
    9.Number of home runs by Jimmy Rollins, Michael Young and Derek Jeter combined
    10.Number of strikeouts by Ryan Howard
    11.Team ERA of Rangers
    12.Number of saves by all Cubs pitchers
    13.Number of innings pitched by Zack Greinke
    14.Number of home runs by Jose Reyes
    15.Number of games started by Andy Pettitte
    16.Number of teams from AL East in playoffs
    17.Number of divisions won by Mariners, Athletics and Rangers combined
    18.Number of wins by Cubs
    19.Number of bases stolen by all first basemen in MLB
    20.Number of home runs hit in Coors Field (Rockies)
    21.Number of stolen bases against the Orioles
    22.Number of players with over 35 stolen bases
    23.Number of pitchers with 210+ strikeouts
    24.Number of stolen bases by MLB leader at end of season
    25.Number of different pitchers uses by Tigers
    26.Number of teams with over 95 losses
    27.Number of home runs hit by Micah Owings
    28.Number of RBI by MLB leader at end of season
    29.Batting average by NL leader at end of season
    30.Games won by AL in interleague play
    31.Slugging percentage of Alex Rodriguez
    32.Number of stolen bases by all Pirates players
    33.Number of times players get caught stealing home by all of MLB
    34.Number of complete games by Roy Hallady
    35.Number of bases stolen by Grady Sizemore, Brian Robers and Jacoby Ellsbury
    36.Number of walks taken by all Athletics players
    37.Number of games lost by Nationals
    38.Number of games it takes to decide World Series
    39.Number of teams that finish over .500 in NL West
    40.Number of NL pitchers with 20+ wins

  3. BoondockSaint Says:

    Hey Raphy, thanks a bunch for giving this topic its own post. I think this will be a fun little competition. I'll keep track of it all and answer any questions about it. Here are my answers.

    1.Number of wins for Royals
    2.Number of errors by Yuniesky Betancourt
    3.Team batting average for Rockies
    4.Number of games behind division leader for Pirates
    5.Number of wins by CC Sabathia
    6.Number of walks issues by MLB leader at end of season
    7.Number of home runs by Nationals
    8.Number of double plays turned by Marlins
    9.Number of home runs by Manny Ramirez
    10.Number of strikeouts by Ryan Howard
    11.Team ERA of Rangers
    12.Number of saves by Francisco Rodriguez
    13.Number of innings pitched by Zack Greinke
    14.Number of home runs by Jose Reyes
    15.Number of games started by AJ Burnett
    16.Number of teams from AL East in playoffs
    17.Number of divisions won by Angels
    18.Number of wins by Cubs
    19.Number of bases stolen by all first basemen in MLB
    20.Number of home runs hit in Coors Field (Rockies)
    21.Number of stolen bases against the Orioles
    22.Number of players with over 35 home runs
    23.Number of pitchers with 210+ strikeouts
    24.Number of stolen bases by MLB leader at end of season
    25.Number of different pitchers uses by Yankees
    26.Number of teams with over 95 wins
    27.Number of home runs hit by Micah Owings
    28.Number of RBI by MLB leader at end of season
    29.Batting average of AL leader at end of season
    30.Games won by AL in interleague play
    31.Slugging percentage of David Ortiz
    32.Number of stolen bases by all Pirates players
    33.Number of times players get caught stealing home by all of MLB
    34.Number of complete games by Roy Halladay
    35.Number of home runs by Prince Fielder, Mark Teixeira and Miguel Cabrera
    36.Number of walks taken by all Athletics players
    37.Number of games lost by Nationals
    38.Number of games it takes to decide World Series
    39.Number of teams that finish over .500 in NL West
    40.Number of AL pitchers with 20+ wins

  4. 1.Number of wins for Pirates
    2.Number of errors by Yuniesky Betancourt
    3.Team batting average for Rockies
    4.Number of games behind division leader for Mariners
    5.Number of wins by Johan Santana
    6.Number of walks issued by MLB leader at end of season
    7.Number of home runs by Nationals
    8.Number of errors committed by Tigers
    9.Number of home runs by Manny Ramirez
    10.Number of strikeouts by Ryan Howard
    11.Team ERA of Rangers
    12.Number of saves by all Cubs pitchers
    13.Number of innings pitched by Zack Greinke
    14.Number of triples by Jose Reyes
    15.Number of games started by Andy Pettitte
    16.Number of teams from AL East in playoffs
    17.Number of divisions won by Angels
    18.Number of wins by Phillies
    19.Number of bases stolen by all first basemen in MLB
    20.Number of home runs hit in Coors Field (Rockies)
    21.Number of stolen bases against the Braves
    22.Number of players with over 35 home runs
    23.Number of pitchers with 210+ strikeouts
    24.Number of stolen bases by MLB leader at end of season
    25.Number of different pitchers used by Yankees
    26.Number of teams with over 95 losses
    27.Number of players in 30-30 club at end of season (30 HRs and 30 SBs)
    28.Number of home runs hit by top three MLB leaders at end of season
    29.Batting average by AL leader at end of season
    30.Games won by AL in interleague play
    31.Slugging percentage of David Ortiz
    32.Number of stolen bases by all Pirates players
    33.Number of times players get caught stealing home by all of MLB
    34.Number of complete games by Roy Hallady
    35.Number of home runs by Prince Fielder, Mark Teixeira and Miguel Cabrera
    36.Number of walks taken by all Brewers players
    37.Number of games lost by Nationals
    38.Number of games it takes to decide World Series
    39.Number of teams that finish over .500 in NL West
    40.Number of NL pitchers with 20+ wins

  5. BunnyWrangler Says:

    1. Royals
    2. Yuniesky
    3. Blue Jays (does this count Rockies pitchers?)
    4. Pirates' deficit
    5. Santana
    6. BBs
    7. HRs
    8. Marlins
    9. Jeter, Young, Rollins
    10. Howard
    11. Hernandez's ERA will be higher
    12. Francisco
    13. Lee
    14. 3Bs
    15. Burnett
    16. AL East
    17. Angels
    18. Cubs
    19. 1Bs
    20. Coors (does this include HRs by both the home and away teams?)
    21. Orioles
    22. SBs
    23. Ks
    24. SBs
    25. Tigers
    26. Losses
    27. 30-30
    28. RBI
    29. NL
    30. NL!
    31. Ortiz
    32. Pirates
    33. Successful steals
    34. Halladay
    35. SBs
    36. A's
    37. Nats losses
    38. World Series games
    39. Teams under .500 in AL East
    40. AL

  6. Here goes...

    1. KC
    2. Betancourt
    3. Tor
    4. Pit
    5. Sabathia
    6. Zito
    7. Tampa Bay
    8. Florida
    9. Rollins, Young, Jeter
    10. Howard
    11. Hernandez
    12. FRod
    13. Greinke
    14. 3B
    15. Pettitte
    16. AL East
    17. Angels
    18. Cubs
    19. First basemen
    20. Colorado
    21. Baltimore
    22. 35+ SB
    23. 210 So
    24. SB leader
    25. NY
    26. 96 wins
    27. 30-30
    28. RBI leader
    29. NL
    30. AL
    31. ARod
    32. Pit
    33. CS home
    34. Halladay
    35. Sizemore, Roberts, Ellsbury SB
    36. Oakland
    37. Nats losses
    38. WS games
    39. NL West > .500
    40. AL