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pepitone is still picking but ran out of days......

Unread postby Phillip-1 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:53 pm

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pepitone picks for Sat.

Unread postby Phillip-1 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:56 pm

Washington Nationals for Saturday
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Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:04 pm

I'll take the Rangers tonight.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:05 pm

The Lead Man is on the Rangers for the victory.
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Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:06 pm

I am filing an official protest with the 10:05 post.

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Unread postby leadpipe » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:37 pm

CarolinaTribe wrote:I am filing an official protest with the 10:05 post.

Sleezy.


The post was made before the first pitch. Just playin' the game.

What's the difference between you posting at 10:04 and me at 10:05. Nothing personal man, but there is no difference in our stategies or ethics.
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Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:46 pm

No no, I was messing around. Should of put an emoticon. Definitely not calling out any ethics. How could I question your ethics when I post at 10:04:58 :lol: ? Not to mention I hope you don't think I was really filing a protest, haha.

Anyhow, I did that as strategy, also. I figured picks had to be made before post-time, since I'm sure Swerb doesn't monitor first pitch time for every game over a 50 day contest.

Clearly you have foiled my plan. Should of waited until Sunday when the Marlins play before the Rangers, or just picked the Rangers earlier. It's all going to be moot, anyhow.
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Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:50 pm

Here's a question for you, Pipe:

Say I don't pick the Rangers tonight, but pick Philly tomorrow and hit on them. Sunday comes, do you take the Marlins if I haven't posted my pick by then? Or do you wait until the 4:00 game and take Rangers if I take them between 2:20 & 4:00, but take no one if I don't pick the Rangers that day and leave the Marlins in the bag?
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Unread postby leadpipe » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:03 am

CarolinaTribe wrote:Here's a question for you, Pipe:

Say I don't pick the Rangers tonight, but pick Philly tomorrow and hit on them. Sunday comes, do you take the Marlins if I haven't posted my pick by then? Or do you wait until the 4:00 game and take Rangers if I take them between 2:20 & 4:00, but take no one if I don't pick the Rangers that day and leave the Marlins in the bag?


If you wouldn't have picked them tonight, I would have taken the Marlins tomorrow, thus forcing you to take the Rangers, against an all-star pitcher, and at the same time eliminating Hamels. From a strategy standpoint that was the way to go.
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Unread postby waborat » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:58 am

PHILLIES ON SATURDAY
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Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:14 pm

Phillies.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:23 pm

The Lead Man will not leave the Marlins on the table. He'll go for win 24 on the final day.

Marlins for Sunday, please.
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Pepitone runs out of days

Unread postby Phillip-1 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:38 pm

Sunday's pick is the Dodgers
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Unread postby waborat » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:17 pm

RANGERS
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Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:05 pm

I'm now playing the hypothetical game.

If you don't pick the Rangers on Friday night(but I still do), you then skip Saturday and take the Marlins today and Rangers tomorrow, correct? Or do you take Rangers today to avoid going against King Felix, and take the Marlins tomorrow.

Shaping up to look like it would come down to Monday, if I somehow could of slipped that Rangers pick by you.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:44 pm

CarolinaTribe wrote:I'm now playing the hypothetical game.

If you don't pick the Rangers on Friday night(but I still do), you then skip Saturday and take the Marlins today and Rangers tomorrow, correct? Or do you take Rangers today to avoid going against King Felix, and take the Marlins tomorrow.

Shaping up to look like it would come down to Monday, if I somehow could of slipped that Rangers pick by you.


Throwing all strategy out, the pick would have been the Rangers Friday (by far the best Ranger bet with four days left) and the Marlins Monday. Padiila is the only thing close to a starting pitcher I trust on the Rangers, and you can't go against the King. With those games left, and if you were in a vaccum, I'm not sure you could play it any other way.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:33 am

RESULTS FOR DAYS 47/50, 48/50, and 49/50

1 Lead Pipe 22 - 6 0.786 W2 - Rangers, Marlins
2 Carolina Tribe 20 - 8 0.714 W1 - Rangers, Phillies
z - 3 D$ 18 - 11 0.621 W1 - Red Sox
z - 4 tpcatfox 17 - 11 0.607 L3
z - 4 Swerb 17 - 11 0.607 L2 - Rangers, Athletics
z - 4 Bayou Tribe 17 - 12 0.586 L1
z - 7 Pepitone 15 - 8 0.652 W6 - Indians, Nationals, Dodgers
z - 7 P Willy 15 - 11 0.577 L1
z - 7 Peeker643 15 - 11 0.577 W2 - Pirates, Cubs, Red Sox
z - 10 Uncle Junior 14 - 12 0.538 W1 -Rangers, Marlins
z - 10 Gridlock 14 - 13 0.519 L2 - Indians, Orioles, Nationals
z - 10 Action Boy 14 - 13 0.519 L2 - Diamondbacks, Nationals, Twins
z - 13 Fresh 13 - 14 0.481 W1 - Rangers, Marlins
z - 13 Tucker 13 - 15 0.464 L1 - Indians, Twins
z - 13 jpd1224 13 - 15 0.464 L2 - Astros, Phillies
z - 16 waborat 12 - 13 0.480 W2 - Dodgers, Phillies, Rangers
z - 16 ASPDawgPound12 12 - 14 0.462 L1
z - 18 Bill Henry 11 - 10 0.524 L2
z - 18 Big Lu 11 - 19 0.367 L6
z - 20 Eckersley 10 - 11 0.476 L1
z - 21 jjgmyers 9 - 9 0.500 L1
z - 22 Sir Lawrence 8 - 17 0.320 L2
z - 23 daveski 7 - 11 0.389 L6
z - 24 4thQtrGlory 6 - 9 0.400 L2

STANDINGS THROUGH DAY 49/50

1 Lead Pipe 23 - 7 0.767 L1
z - 2 Carolina Tribe 22 - 8 0.733 W3
z - 3 D$ 18 - 12 0.600 L1
z - 4 Swerb 18 - 12 0.600 L1
z - 7 Pepitone 17 - 9 0.654 W1
z - 4 tpcatfox 17 - 11 0.607 L3
z - 4 Bayou Tribe 17 - 12 0.586 L1
z - 7 Peeker643 16 - 13 0.552 W1
z - 10 Action Boy 16 - 14 0.533 W1
z - 7 P Willy 15 - 11 0.577 L1
z - 10 Uncle Junior 15 - 13 0.536 L1
z - 10 Gridlock 15 - 15 0.500 L2
z - 13 Tucker 15 - 15 0.500 W2
z - 13 jpd1224 15 - 15 0.500 W2
z - 16 waborat 14 - 14 0.500 W1
z - 13 Fresh 14 - 15 0.483 L1
z - 16 ASPDawgPound12 12 - 14 0.462 L1
z - 18 Bill Henry 11 - 10 0.524 L2
z - 18 Big Lu 11 - 19 0.367 L6
z - 20 Eckersley 10 - 11 0.476 L1
z - 21 jjgmyers 9 - 9 0.500 L1
z - 22 Sir Lawrence 8 - 17 0.320 L2
z - 23 daveski 7 - 11 0.389 L6
z - 24 4thQtrGlory 6 - 9 0.400 L2

SCHEDULE FOR DAY 50/50

Cardinals Braves 7:00 p.m. Looper (9-8 ) TBD
Angels Red Sox 7:05 p.m. Weaver (8-8 ) Matsuzaka (11-1)
Orioles Yankees 7:05 p.m. Guthrie (6-8 ) Mussina (13-6)
Rockies Pirates 7:05 p.m. Hirsh (0-0) Snell (3-8 )
Tigers Indians 7:05 p.m. Rogers (8-6) Byrd (4-10)
Rays Blue Jays 7:07 p.m. Shields (9-6) Burnett (11-9)
Mets Marlins 7:10 p.m. Maine (9-7) Nolasco (10-6)
Cubs Brewers 8:05 p.m. Lilly (10-6) Sabathia (10-8 )
Reds Astros 8:05 p.m. Cueto (7-9) Oswalt (7-8 )
Mariners Rangers 8:05 p.m. Hernandez (7-6) Feldman (4-3)
White Sox Twins 8:10 p.m. Buehrle (8-8 ) Slowey (6-7)
D-Backs Padres 10:05 p.m. Owings (6-8 ) Maddux (3-8 )
Royals Athletics 10:05 p.m. Greinke (7-7) Smith (5-9)
Giants Dodgers 10:10 p.m. Correia (1-5) Kuroda (5-7)
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:46 am

Big, big ups to Lead Pipe, who takes Phase 2, and $720, with a superb 23-7 record. Pipe also took Phase I with a 21-9 mark.

And for that matter, congrads to Carolina as well for a great phase. 22-8 is a strong, strong mark in this pool, which has humbled many of us through the first two phases.

We're gonna take a couple weeks off and start Phase III on Aug 11. It will go through the end of the season on Sept 28. We'll run three phases a year, every year. And I am keeping historical records for all playas, so on that note, the pool still has one day left for anyone with teams remaining.
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Unread postby pup » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:51 am

Color me shocked.

Lead should have to donate a portion of his winnings to "The Human Fund".
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:15 am

Check is en route Lead.

Looking forward to you enhancing my lifestyle again this fall with your front page football handicapping selections.
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Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:07 am

I'll take the Pirates today to complete the phase.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:20 am

Screw Lead Pipe.

Since I still ave the Rangers available, I will take the Rangers.

Solid, solid contest Rich.

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Lead Pipe

Unread postby Action Boy » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:38 am

Congrats to Lead Pipe. The records speak for themselves. A combined 44-16 in both phases is insane.

Lead Pipe is the Tiger Woods of baseball handicapping.


Great pool Rich - can't wait to start Phase III.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:49 am

Lead, you will be my best friend during football season.
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Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:24 am

Congrats, Pipe. You never lost the lead for more than a day or two.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:29 am

4thQtrGlory wrote:Lead, you will be my best friend during football season.


http://www.theclevelandfan.com/article_ ... hp?id=2611

IIRC, Lead was like 34-14 ATS on our front page last season. It would have been much better than that, but it took weeks of negotations to ink him to a lucrative multi-year deal. We didn't get him on board till like week 6.

For us? 7 winning weeks, most were a bood bath to the house. One losing week where he went 2-3-1.

First five weeks pre-TCF were documented elsewhere. I wanna say he had 13 winning weeks. Two losing. One smash.

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Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:12 pm

Lead, you should definitely enter the Hilton contest in Vegas. 34-14 ATS in football is ridiculous.
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Unread postby D$ » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:18 pm

Congrats on another victory Lead. Also congrats to Carolina for taking it to the wire. One question for Carolina. Why didn't you PM your Rangers pick on Friday? Not saying it would have changed anything, but at that point in such a tight battle with common team left on the board it seems to make sense. Unless of all picks have to be posted to the thread, but I don't recall that being a rule. Just curious in case I'm ever fortunate enough to be in that position.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:53 pm

D$ wrote:Congrats on another victory Lead. Also congrats to Carolina for taking it to the wire. One question for Carolina. Why didn't you PM your Rangers pick on Friday? Not saying it would have changed anything, but at that point in such a tight battle with common team left on the board it seems to make sense. Unless of all picks have to be posted to the thread, but I don't recall that being a rule. Just curious in case I'm ever fortunate enough to be in that position.

I never clarified. But I went back and edited the initial post in this thread so I remember to clarify for Phase III.

All picks must be made in this thread. And time stamped no later than the start time of the game.

Only time it will really matter greatly is towards the end, in the exact scenario we saw play out here. Beginning, middle of the pool, I have no problem with someone texting, PMing, or emailing me a pick if they are away from a PC. But as we get towards the end, all picks have to be made in the thread.
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Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:01 pm

D$ wrote:Congrats on another victory Lead. Also congrats to Carolina for taking it to the wire. One question for Carolina. Why didn't you PM your Rangers pick on Friday? Not saying it would have changed anything, but at that point in such a tight battle with common team left on the board it seems to make sense. Unless of all picks have to be posted to the thread, but I don't recall that being a rule. Just curious in case I'm ever fortunate enough to be in that position.



I gaged the board's timer and submitted my pick at 10:04:58. It was a tactic to prevent Pipe from mirroring my selection, which clearly didn't work out.

I assumed picks had to be in before the official game time, and that's where I made my mistake. Should of made the pick at 10:05:58, I guess. Obviously, I would of selected the Rangers a few days earlier if I knew I couldn't submit my pick without Pipe having the liberty of matching my pick.
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Unread postby waborat » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:55 pm

MARINERS FOR TONIGHT


NICE JOB AGAIN, MR PIPE!!!
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Pepitone makes his 27 pick in 50 days. Rookie mistake

Unread postby Phillip-1 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:20 pm

Seattle on Monday 7/28

PS: JP if you have another one of these, I'll donate.
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Unread postby swerb » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:22 am

FINAL STANDINGS

1 Lead Pipe 23 - 7 0.767 L1
z - 2 Carolina Tribe 22 - 8 0.733 W3
z - 3 Pepitone 18 - 9 0.667 W2
z - 3 D$ 18 - 12 0.600 L1
z - 3 Swerb 18 - 12 0.600 L1
z - 3 Bayou Tribe 18 - 12 0.600 W1
z - 7 tpcatfox 17 - 11 0.607 L3
z - 8 Peeker643 16 - 14 0.533 L1
z - 8 Action Boy 16 - 14 0.533 W1
z - 10 P Willy 15 - 11 0.577 L1
z - 10 Uncle Junior 15 - 13 0.536 L1
z - 10 waborat 15 - 14 0.517 W2
z - 10 Gridlock 15 - 15 0.500 L2
z - 10 Tucker 15 - 15 0.500 W2
z - 10 jpd1224 15 - 15 0.500 W2
z - 16 Fresh 14 - 15 0.483 L1
z - 17 ASPDawgPound12 12 - 14 0.462 L1
z - 18 Bill Henry 11 - 10 0.524 L2
z - 18 Big Lu 11 - 19 0.367 L6
z - 20 Eckersley 10 - 11 0.476 L1
z - 21 jjgmyers 9 - 9 0.500 L1
z - 22 Sir Lawrence 8 - 17 0.320 L2
z - 23 daveski 7 - 11 0.389 L6
z - 24 4thQtrGlory 6 - 9 0.400 L2
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Pepitone will re-up for Phase III of the 30 - 50

Unread postby Phillip-1 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:56 pm

When does this start?
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Re: Pepitone will re-up for Phase III of the 30 - 50

Unread postby swerb » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:33 pm

Phillip-1 wrote:When does this start?

Aug 11
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Phase III

Unread postby Phillip-1 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:45 pm

When does Phase III start?
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Re: Phase III

Unread postby swerb » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:41 pm

Phillip-1 wrote:When does Phase III start?

Aug 11
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