League Championship Series Prediction Form Available

October 10, 2020

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The League Championship Series Prediction Form is available now and through the time noted on the Form.

Good luck!


Rays Edge Yankees, to Meet Astros Sunday

October 9, 2020

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Tampa Bay’s Michael Brosseau, right, celebrates with teammate Yandy Diaz after the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of the Rays’ series-clinching 2-1 win over the New York Yankees in Game 5 of their wild-card series on Friday. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Series completed Friday:

TBR 3 NYY 2
3 players (John Lo, Michael, Wes) had series winner correct
1 players (John Lo) had series score correct


For download (PDF)

MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! 2020 Division Series Thursday


Standings

Division Series (Score/100)
     
1 Wes Zetaruk 84
2 Michael Poplawski 65
3 John Woycheshin 42
4 John Lo 41
  Logan Zetaruk 41
  Terry Appleby 41
7 Joel Palmer 24

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Braves and Dodgers to Battle for NL, Astros Wait for Rays/Astros Decider

October 8, 2020
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Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. celebrates after scoring during the third inning of his team’s 7-0 series-clinching Game 3 win over the Miami Marlins in the NLDS on Thursday. (Eric Gay/The Associated Press)


Series completed Thursday:

ATL 3 MIA 0
6 players had series winner correct
2 players (Logan, Wes) had series score correct

HOU 3 OAK 1
5 players had series winner correct
2 players (Michael, Wes) had series score correct

LAD 3 SDP 0
7 players had series winner correct
1 players (Wes) had series score correct


For download (PDF)

MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! 2020 Division Series Thursday


Standings

Division Series (Score/100)
     
1 Wes Zetaruk 84
2 Michael Poplawski 65
3 John Woycheshin 42
4 John Lo 41
  Logan Zetaruk 41
  Terry Appleby 41
7 Joel Palmer 24

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Braves, Rays and Dodgers Earn Second Wins, Athletics Answer Back

October 7, 2020

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Cody Bellinger’s stunning catch punctuates Dodgers’ 6-5 victory over mad Manny Machado, Padres


For download (PDF)

MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! 2020 Division Series Wednesday


Division Series (Score/100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 88
2 Michael Poplawski 79
3 John Lo 53
4 John Woycheshin 46
5 Logan Zetaruk 43
Terry Appleby 43
7 Joel Palmer 30

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Dodgers and Braves Take Early NL Leads, Astros First to Two Wins

October 6, 2020

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Houston’s George Springer, right, and Carlos Correa, left, celebrate the Astros’ 5-2 win against the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Tuesday. (Harry How/Getty Images)

For download (PDF): MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! 2020 Division Series Tuesday


Division Series (Score/100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 66
2 Michael Poplawski 59
3 Logan Zetaruk 39
4 John Woycheshin 34
5 Terry Appleby 33
John Lo 33
7 Joel Palmer 22

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Lower-seeded Astros and Yankees Start Off on the Right Foot

October 6, 2020

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Carlos Correa, right, of the Houston Astros is congratulated by Yuli Gurriel after hitting a home during during the Astros’ 10-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday. (Harry How/Getty Images)

For download (PDF): MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! 2020 Division Series Monday

Division Series (Score/100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 34
2 Logan Zetaruk 33
3 Michael Poplawski 32
4 Joel Palmer 31
Terry Appleby 31
6 John Woycheshin 30
7 John Lo 11

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Division Series Predictions

October 5, 2020

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Welcome to the 2020 MLB Postseason!

Just like in 2019, with seven entries, we’ll have three prizes up for grabs from our $70 pot: $35.00 to the winner, $24.50 for the runner-up and and $10.50 for third place.

The Dodgers are unanimous choices to defeat their nearby rivals in the Padres, while the Braves and Athletics are also favourites of ours to beat the Marlins (who have never lost a playoff series) and the Astros, respectively. We’re essentially split on the Rays-Yankees series, which could be especially heated.

Series Picks Average # of Games
LAD 7 SDP 0 5.60
ATL 6 MIA 1 5.40
TBR 3 NYY 4 6.40
OAK 5 HOU 2 5.80

Please check that your entries have been transcribed correctly, and Play Ball!

For download (PDF): MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! 2020 Division Series Predictions


MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge • Matchups Now Set! Entry Form Due by Noon Monday, October 5

October 3, 2020

Hello, Prediction Challenges Players and Baseball Fans, the Fall Classic is approaching.

The Prediction Challenge! game is back!

The MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! challenges you to pick the series winners, and the number of games it will take them to win, from the four Division Series through the final out of the World Series.

The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score! The best player will win cash prizes!

Each round of the baseball playoffs is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the three rounds. Predictions are submitted prior to each round.

Interested?  Cost is $10 CAD. All proceeds go into the prize pool. There is no limit to the number of players!

Entry is simple: in the first of the three rounds, predict the result of each of the four Division Series. Complete the Entry Form before the first Division Series pitch! (As this announcement is coming out about a week before games start, feel free to let me know you’d like to play and I’ll send you a reminder.)

There’s no limit to the number of players or entries. Enter now!

Full rules | Prize Breakdown | 2019 Results

 


MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge begins October 5! Your invitation

September 28, 2020

Hello, Prediction Challenges Players and Baseball Fans, the Fall Classic is approaching.

The Prediction Challenge! game is back, beginning with the Division Series that are scheduled to start on Monday, October 5. (The Division Series participants will be determined by the best-of-three Wild Card Series that start September 29.)

The MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! challenges you to pick the series winners, and the number of games it will take them to win, from the four Division Series through the final out of the World Series.

The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score! The best player will win cash prizes!

Each round of the baseball playoffs is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the three rounds. Predictions are submitted prior to each round.

Interested?  Cost is $10 CAD. All proceeds go into the prize pool. There is no limit to the number of players!

Entry is simple: in the first of the three rounds, predict the result of each of the four Division Series. Complete the Entry Form before the first Division Series pitch! (As this announcement is coming out about a week before games start, feel free to let me know you’d like to play and I’ll send you a reminder.)

There’s no limit to the number of players or entries. Enter now!

Full rules | Prize Breakdown | 2019 Results


Nationals’ Unlikely World Series Caps Unlikely Season, Win First Championship

October 30, 2019

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Washington’s Howie Kendrick celebrates after hitting the game-wining two-run home run during the seventh inning. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Series completed Wednesday:
WSN 4 HOU 3
1 player (Joel) had series winner correct
0 players had series score correct

Congratulations to John Woycheshin, who won his first MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! since 2009, and his fourth Prediction Challenge! game overall. Wes’s strong LCS round helped him earn second place, while Joel’s World Series prediction of the Nationals earned him third place and our final prize.

I hope all players enjoyed this MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! and the chance to match wits with other baseball fans! Thank you for playing! ~ Michael

For download (PDF): MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! 2019

Overall (Score/300)
🥇 John Woycheshin 199
🥈 Wes Zetaruk 148
🥉 Joel Palmer 126
4 Terry Appleby 98
5 Ed Mick 89
6 John Lo 86
7 Michael Poplawski 82
World Series (Score/100)
1 Joel Palmer 80
2 John Woycheshin 30
Terry Appleby 20
Wes Zetaruk 20
3 Ed Mick 20
John Lo 20
7 Michael Poplawski 10
League Championship Series (Score/100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 92
2 John Woycheshin 88
3 Michael Poplawski 50
John Lo 50
5 Terry Appleby 36
Ed Mick 36
7 Joel Palmer 4
Division Series (Score/100)
1 John Woycheshin 81
2 Joel Palmer 42
Terry Appleby 42
4 Wes Zetaruk 36
5 Ed Mick 33
6 Michael Poplawski 22
7 John Lo 16

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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