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Pit Your Wits: Week 21

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This is the final week before the Final Showdown between onedotfive and... I don't know! It's much too close to call right now. This week will decide it all!

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To quickly recap, last week I asked you to come up with a proper NFL-type scandal. In first place we have TylerO, and his certainly believable suggestion...

Plategate

It is discovered that umpires are intentionally miscalling balls and strikes to further the Commissioner's overall narrative for the season's outcome. Cubs winning the World Series exposes the plot.

After several years of being 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, my waistline is now proud to recognize Paul Goldschmidt's accomplishments.
by TylerO on Sep 12, 2015 | 11:50 AM reply rec (5) flag actions

In second place we have Azrattler with his... less believable entry

Phanaticgate

Turns out a certain mascot have been secretly taping teams signs and handing them over to the home team.

The Pirates were the first to file a formal complaint on the Phillies as they noticed the Phanatic with a camera during batting practice as he was hiding behind the foliage in center field in Citizens Bank Ballpark. A few days later then GM of the Phillies, Ruben Amaro Jr. released a statement saying they "interpreted the rules differently" on taping other teams and would not apologize.
by AzRattler on Sep 12, 2015 | 10:07 PM reply unrec (3) actions

And in third, we have a tie between thunderpumpkin87 and ScrubDaCubs!

Datagate

The completely absurd, unrealistic, unicorn idea that the best team in baseball hacks data from the worst team's mainframe... Oh wait... That actually happened.

A little piece of me will always be missing, since Brandon Webb left us so soon :-(
by thunderpumpkin87 on Sep 12, 2015 | 2:47 PM reply rec (2) flag actions

Master Bait-Gate

Colorado Rockies bullpen fishing contest goes awry when the winning angler is shown on the scoreboard and announced as the the Master Baiter of the Year.
by ScrubDaCubs on Sep 14, 2015 | 10:06 AM reply rec (2) flag actions

And now for the scoreboard. It's gonna be close, folks...

Diamondhacks-12

Nate Rowan-10

Thunderpumpkin87-10

AzRattler-9

TylerO-9

hotclaws-7

ScrubDaCubs-7

freeland1787-4

preston.salisbury-4

Jim McLennan-3

aricat-1

onedotfive-1

TusconTim-1

Everyone in bold is within striking distance of first place. Any one of those people could face off against onedotfive in the Final Showdown starting next week. And your prompt to decide the winner is...

This week, I'm going simple. I want you to make a meme summing up the Dbacks season. A couple examples of my favorite memes are Grumpy Cat and Doge. There are many, though. Feel free to use any more that you can think of. Go!