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2016 TGP Over/Under/Never Kickoff and Events

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The Good Phight's annual season-long cavalcade of bad guesses and pointless hypotheses known as Over/Under/Never, begins now.

Over/under on how many autographs Howard will sign this year at 200?
Over/under on how many autographs Howard will sign this year at 200?
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In years past, we have combined this event with a chili cookoff* and a tractor festival,* and have awarded prizes both great^ and small`. This year is no different: behold, The Good Phight's 2016 Over/Under/Never Precognitive Trivia Challenge, Chili Race and Tractor Cookoff! Something like that.

*no chili or tractors are involved

^no great prizes were awarded

`no small prizes either

Anyway, if you've done this before, you know the drill, so skip ahead to thee figurative meat of this meal. If not, here's the quick version: below are a list of events or occurrences, each presented with a date. Your task is to predict whether the event will occur before (under) or after (over) the listed date; or whether The Good Phight's annual season-long cavalcade of bad guesses and pointless hypotheses known as Over/Under/Never, begins now. it will not occur at all (never). If it happens on the listed date, that counts as an over. Some events are based on season totals or other totals rather than dates. As always, feel free to ask any questions you may have, and in the event of a conflict, all judgements of The Good Phight's poorly trained monkey are binding and final. Seriously, don't get a monkey for this stuff. What were we thinking. Monkeys are horrible.

On to the events!

1. Phillies' first win of the season - April 6

2. Phillies' first walkoff loss of the season - May 1

3. Phillies' first walkoff win of the seson - May 1

4. Odubel Herrera's 10th career home run (needs 2) - May 20

5. Maikel Franco's first multi-home run game - June 1

6. Freddy Galvis' 69th career base on balls (needs 11) - June 9

7. Aaron Nola's 100th career strikeout (needs 32) - June 10

8. Vincent Velasquez's 100th career strikeout (needs 42) - July 1

9. Jerad Eickhoff's 100th career strikeout (needs 51) - July 15

10. Charlie Morton's 4th career run scored (as a hitter, needs 1) - August 1

11. "Now batting for the Phillies, Shortstop J.P. Crawford!" Crawford's first plate appearance as a Phillie - August 31

12. Aaron Altherr makes his season debut - September 10

13. Andres Blanco's seventh career position played (needs 1, has previously played at 2B, SS, 3B, DH, RF and 1B) - September 15

14. Ryan Howard's 1,500th career base hit (needs 90) - September 20

15. "Now pitching for the Phillies, Matt Harrison!" Harrison's first appearance - September 30

Phormer Phillies Bonus Round

16. Jimmy Rollins' 9,000th combined out recorded (putouts and assists, needs 12) - May 1

17. Cole Hamels' 2,000th career strikeout (needs 78) - July 15

18. Chase Utley's 250th career home run (needs 14) - September 30

Season Total Bonus Round

19. Total number of complete games pitched by Phillies pitchers (last year: 1)

20. Which comes first: Phillies' 70th season victory or confirmation of the next United States Supreme Court Justice? (h/t to Wet Luzinski)

21. Total number of players at all positions used by the Phillies (last year: 50)

22. Total number of pitchers with one or more game started (last year: 14)

23. Number of months with a winning percentage of .500 or greater (last year: 2)

24. Regular season total attendance at Citizen's Bank Park (last year: 1,831,080)

25. Phillies' final regular season record (last year: 63-99)

There you are, folks. Entries will be accepted up until first pitch of the first home game of the season on April 11, but you won't get credit for any events that occur prior to your entry, so get them in soon, and good luck!