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The Good Phight's 2013 Over-Under-Never Results

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.

I told you to take the Under on me, Chuckles.
I told you to take the Under on me, Chuckles.
Kevin C. Cox

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.



  • 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, Delmon Young" (any plate 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, Jonathan Papelbon" (extra credit for the outcome). - 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 Roy Halladay's 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?

    Pretzalz, with 22 points! Hooray! SPACE COMPUTER, what has Pretzalz won?


    Oh. SPACE COMPUTER, you're such a dick. Anyway, congrat's Pretzalz 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:

    Pretzalz 22
    Joecatz 21
    oshay 21
    philsandthrills 21
    Rujasu 21
    ShaneM 21
    88LINDROS88 20
    Borq_Queen 20
    Cole_Hamels_Can 20
    dannijd 19
    Missing Jamie Moyer 19
    Remember the Phitans 19
    Ruckusseur 19
    Wiz Kid 19
    Bud in TN 18
    crowhop 18
    Dr. Steve 18
    phillies0100 18
    Phrozen 18
    RegalEagle 18
    Trombipulation 18
    jrobulls 17
    Paddycake 17
    Pedro45 17
    schmenkman 17
    Trev223 17
    Brandon Lee Gowton 16
    Easedel 16
    Esentman 16
    PhanofPhilly 16
    doubleh 15
    Eaglesadvocate 15
    grego314 15
    TheNarrator19 15
    dbssaber 14
    toperstarr 14
    uspsuperman 14
    Wawa 14
    Wet Luzinski 14
    jkrisch 13
    Risky Bryzness 13
    TwistyWristy 13
    kmrblue1027 12

    Stay tuned for more adventures with SPACE COMPUTER, 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.