I told you to take the Under on me, Chuckles. - Kevin C. Cox
With the help of SPACE COMPUTER, I have finally gotten my procrastinating self in gear to bring you last year's Over-Under-Never Results.
Before time began, an evil cabal of bloglords set in motion a plan which, in due course, would allow them to take over the world. Coincidentally, an unrelated group of bloglords set in motion a different plan, one which would allow them to make bad guesses on the internet.
Unfortunately, we're the second bunch. Anyway, where was I... yes, the cube... eh? Ahem. No, sorry, the guessing one. Right. So, guessing.
Not quite one year ago, this year's events were revealed, and your guesses were made.
At long last, here are the results, having been authenticated by SPACE COMPUTER, and delivered by
zeppelin, dogsled and internet from The Good Phight's space fortress to the comfort of your own homes.
via SPACE COMPUTER, NOW EVEN MORE TRUSTWORTHY
April 5.5 ; Ben Revere grounds into double play. Must be a traditional GIDP of some form; ie, no outfield assists . - Under
April 10.5; Chase Utley hits his 200th career homerun (needs one more). - Under
April 25.5; "Now batting, (any plate Delmon Young" appearance for D. Young - not just announced). - Over
April 25.5; "Now batting, the right fielder, Delmon Young" (Young must start a game in RF). - Over
April 25.5; Error: Delmon Young. - Over
May 2.5; Around the League Bonus: Joe Blanton's 1,000th career strikeout (needs 22). - Over
May 5.5; Ender Inciarte stolen base. - Under
May 10.5; Ryan Howard two-strike, opposite field base hit (other than a homerun). - Under
May 15.5; Around the League Bonus: Shane Victorino's 200th career double (needs five). - Over
May 25.5; Four-hit game by a Phillie (extra credit for naming the player). - Under (Utley, of course)
May 30.5; Phillippe Aumont save. - Never
June 1.5; Delmon Young released. - Over
June 10.5; First 3+ game series sweep by the Phillies (extra credit for the opponent). - Under (the Mets)
June 15.5; Cliff Lee ties his 2012 win total (six). - Under
June 25.5; Domonic Brown benched after error-strewn game (must any combination of errors and caught stealing; two or more, eg one E plus one CS, two E, two CS). - Never
June 25.5; Freddy Galvis' first career stolen base. - Under
July 1.5; Cole Hamels pitches a complete game. - Over
All-Star Break; Phillies' record; over/under/even of 50-46 (.521 winning percentage). Note: "over" means more wins; "under" means fewer. - Under
July 20.5; Ben Revere inside-the-park homerun. - Never
August 1.5; Darin Ruf homerun as a Phillie. - Under
August 15.5; Jimmy Rollins' 200th career homerun (needs seven). - Never
September 1.5; "Now batting, - Tommy Joseph." Never
September 1.5; Roy Halladay pitches a complete game. - Under
September 10.5; Around the League Bonus: Raul Ibanez's 2,000th career hit (needs 117). - Never
September 15.5; "Now batting, (extra credit for the outcome). - Jonathan Papelbon" Never
September 28.5; Ryan Howard's 1,500th career strikeout (needs 194). - Never
October 30.5 ( World Series Game 6.5); Ben Revere outside-the-park-homerun. - Never
End of Season; Total number of Jonathan Papelbon blown saves - Seven
End of Season; Total number of Michael Young errors. - Ten
End of Season; Top three team leaders in homeruns (extra credit points for numbers). - Brown, Utley, Ruf
End of Season; Domonic Brown end of season OBP; over/under/even of .350. - Under (.324)
End of Season; Ryan Howard; greater number of IBBs or GIDPs. - GIDPs
End of Season; Total number of pitchers used by Phillies; over/under/even of 22 (last year was 24). - Over (27)
End of Season; Qualified Phillie with highest OPS (extra credit for being within .015 of number). - Utley (.823)
End of Season; Phillies' record; over/under/even of 84-78 (.518). - Under (73-89)
Extra Credit 1
: Greater: Number of Phillies' (regular season) wins or
average fastball velocity in MPH, per Pitch f/x. -
Doc's FB velocity
Extra Credit 2: Number of attendees to TGP meetup during SABR 43 Conference. - 12ish (This is rigorous science here, guys)
And the winning winners who winned?
, with 22 points! Hooray!
, what has Pretzalz won?
"NOTHING. EXCEPT THE THRILL OF DEFEATING INTERNET NERDS IN A WEIRD TRIVIA GAME."
, you're such a dick. Anyway, congrat's
and to this year's cornucopia of runners-up:
ShaneM, Joecatz, Rujasu, philsandthrills and oshay, each with 21 points. Finally, Easedel wins the Positivity Award, for refusing to pick 'Never,' even for the real longshots.
Full scores below:
Missing Jamie Moyer
Remember the Phitans
Bud in TN
Brandon Lee Gowton
Stay tuned for more adventures with
, as we look to bring you this year's events before the week is out.
And, for real now, major h/t to John Stolnis for a solid kick in the motivation. Thanks buddy.