- Oct 31, 2013
Guessing public perception (dumb money, in theory) is under 81 somewhere as they can’t even sell out opening day and prices are 1/2 face on secondary
Edit your original post as often as you'd like. As long as there is no editing tag after the first pitch of the season, you're good.Procedural question... if I wanted to change original tie-breaker answers, can I still edit my post (#15), or must I resubmit completely?
Thanks @Rovin Romine. EDIT: Changes done. No need to reply.Edit your original post as often as you'd like. As long as there is no editing tag after the first pitch of the season, you're good.
If there is an editing tag after the first pitch of the season, the entire post is disqualified.
FewerI am going with 94 wins and wild card. I am very optimistic.
My thought process is less games against AL East. Casa and Yoshida making a big impact, and the bullpen being much better.
Team leader in wins? Bello.
Team leader in saves? Jansen.
Team leader in ERA? Kluber.
Team leader for Batting Average? Yoshida.
Team leader in home runs? Devers.
Team leader in Stolen bases? Mondesi.
I think Casas and Yoshida compete for rookie of the year.
This Red Sox team will surprise.
On the one hand, yes: “games” is a countable plural noun, so it should be fewer. But on the other hand: having watched and listened to a bunch of those games against the AL East last season, I’d say that they all smeared together into a kind of indistinct haze that resisted grammatical countability.Fewer
91 wins and a wild card. (I dont want to be "right" by predicting a shitty season).It's time. How many games will this team win?
The poll above is to get a feel of how the Crowd in its Wisdom, leans.
But to qualify for the no-prize, in a post below, you must give the exact number of wins you predict. (You may edit or amend your post up until the first pitch is thrown in the first Red Sox game, so post now, and don't worry if someone gets put on the IL later in spring training. However, any edits after the first pitch disqualify the post entirely.)
In the case of a tie for exact number of games won, a final winner will be determined by greatest number of correct answers to the following tie-breaker questions:
Just thought I'd note in the opening thread that our winner from last year was @Hank Scorpio in a nose over @Curtis Pride.
I also think 80-82, but I think it'll be a not-so-fun 80-82.80-82.
But a fun 80-82, that offers spasms of hope for good things to come. Some of new guys play well. But too many brittle bodies and not enough thump to get over the hump. But a few pieces in place for the next Red Sox playoff team.
Done. If "Lose Remerswaal's Foolish Cousin" isn't a screen name, it ought to be.If you want to add my foolish cousin, he predicted 68 wins. He and I have a $50 Jimmy Fund bet on the midpoint of his 68 and my 86 win predictions which is 77. At 77 wins we both pay up.
After this off-season, I was tempted to list certain posters on the list as predicting 108 wins. But they participated, so - bygones.No, no he shouldn’t be allowed to post here. He’s so negative he makes Felger look like a fanboy
I would love it if you added some of the biggest negative nellies who haven’t posted since Devers and Yoshida signed, with either 108 wins or 54 wins. Or both numbers.After this off-season, I was tempted to list certain posters on the list as predicting 108 wins.
There's some notable naysayers absent in the charity bets thread, too. Surprising? No, not really.After this off-season, I was tempted to list certain posters on the list as predicting 108 wins. But they participated, so - bygones.
That said, we have some notable nay-sayer absences on that list.
We're still missing some regulars, but it's a fairly large participating group this year: 77 unique posters to the thread, with 73 of them making a guess.There's some notable naysayers absent in the charity bets thread, too. Surprising? No, not really.
I could probably put together a spreadsheet at some point during the year which would be able to do most of the work regarding the tiebreaker portion.I wish there was an easy way to sort the tiebreaker answers and figure out who got the majority of those, regardless of the wins total. I think the best I can do is to figure the answers and powerskim the thread to try and see who got the most. If it were sortable though, we could figure out who guessed correctly on the less-obvious ones, and see where the consensus pick held true (and by how much.)
I think it would be fun for everyone to see how good our guesses were on the whole - if you're up for it, I for one would be grateful for the assistance.I could probably put together a spreadsheet at some point during the year which would be able to do most of the work regarding the tiebreaker portion.
I have been wishing this thread into existence from the moment the question appeared. I remain oddly focused on the person who identified ‘my own’.It's fun. The main obstacle now is not to have the tie-breaker "worst facial hair thread" locked.
(As if baseball players haven't been on the absolute cutting edge of bad facial hair choices for the last 60 years.)