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Pit Your Wits: Week 12

Last week, I asked you to come up with new milestones and records for MLB. You guys came up with a lot of great ones but there can only be... three. I guess. Highlander references don't really work well here.

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DbacksSkins leads the way this week with an 8-rec entry!

We need to start glorifying
records the Dbacks can win, like "Leads Blown By Bullpen" or "Total Dollars Being Paid To Guys Not To Play".

Wait, no, the Dodgers would win that last one.

by DbacksSkins on Jun 20, 2015 | 12:40 PM reply rec (8) flag actions

And in second place, we have newcomer ScrubDaCubs!

Miles for Milestone
With the risk of being too literal, let's track miles for a new milestone. The average homerun is around 392 feet, so it would take around 13 average homeruns to make a mile. A Giancarlo Stanton could hit a mile in about 11 homeruns. A very good season would be around 4 miles. An outstanding career would be 40 miles. I can hear it now; "He's a member of the 25 mile club", or "He's only 783 feet shy of the 30 mile club."

by ScrubDaCubs on Jun 21, 2015 | 10:53 AM reply unrec (5) actions

And last but not least, we have freeland1787

For the HR Derby they should also do a bat flip contest. Each time you hit one deep, you do a bat flip.
Instead of tiebreakers we have 3 judges (1 NL player, 1 AL player, 1 hitting coach) that rate bat flips on a scale of 1 to 10. Best average is what will break the tie.

Never Count Out Touchdown Tom
Paul Goldschmidt: America's First Baseman

by freeland1787 on Jun 20, 2015 | 1:48 PM reply rec (4) flag actions

And now for the updated standings. As I said, we have a newcomer to the mix, and Skins and freeland moving up the ladder.










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This week, I'm going to give you a tried-and-true classic of Pit Your Wits that I haven't ripped off used yet: the Photoshop contest. We've talked a lot about Mount .500, but there are not nearly enough pictures of it. I want you to create a picture of it using Photoshop, MS Paint, a drawing and then take a picture of it, whatever. The point is, I need you to show me what Mount .500 looks like. Go!