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The Yankees and Phillies; the ultimate World Series which will bring MLB untold amounts of money. But instead, it’s down to Frisco and Texas. The Giants are coming with two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, and the Rangers are counteri ng with Cliff Lee, who has seven wins and one no-decision in his post-season career. Something’s got to give, and all of us here at SoB believe that the Giants will give.
The problem we face is deciding whether Josh Hamilton or Cliff Lee will be the one to make them give. There’s some minor disagreement over how long the series will last, and how many games will be won on the road, but a win’s a win. Speaking of which, I’d like to congratulate our winner, Pete, who has forced the rest of us to fight for 2nd place, due to a combination of similar picks and others picking scoring categories scores that are incompatible with each other.
So how can we all fight for second place? For starters, we have a new scoring category: how many games will be won by the road team. In addition, points are doubled! That means correctly guessing the winner of the series (which means nothing, since everyone guessed the Rangers) is worth four points, and correctly guessing how many games the series will last, how many games will be won by the road team, and the MVP will be worth two points. As a tiebreaker, we’ll also be guessing how many strikeouts Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum will combine to throw in the series.
So without further ado, sit back, relax (along with Pete), and enjoy the competition amongst the rest of us:
|Rangers / Giants||Tiebreaker||Total|
|Name||Winner||Series Length||MVP||Road Wins||Lee + Lincecum Strikeout Total||Points|