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Cubbies Crib Presents: The Return of the Total Bases Tournament!

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Credit Randall J. Sanders (@RandallJSanders)

Last year, around mid-season, I tweeted a few buddies asking if they wanted to have a little competition. I wasn’t specific when it came to addressing my tweet, so many of my followers wanted in. And with that, the Total Bases Tournament was born!

The premise is simple: 16 people pick one player over the course of four days beginning every Thursday. Half are eliminated each day, leaving only two for the final round on Sunday night.


Rules:

  • One player per day
  • Only singles (1 base), doubles (2 bases), triples (3 bases), and homeruns count (4 bases); HBPs, errors, FCs, etc do not.
  • Cannot choose a player that has already been picked.
  • Player must be picked prior to start of game; if scratched from lineup, replacement must be chosen before the start of his respective team’s game.
  • Must also pick a tie-breaker player – only considered if there is a tie
@BadNewsCubzBryce Harper

vs

@iDaulton

Jose Bautista

@Cubsfan1023

Starlin Castro

vs

@gzus32

Michael Morse

@BornOnThirdCubs

Joey Votto

vs

@Katie_H7

Angel Pagan

@CompadreMax

Andrew McCutchen

vs

@H_Leall

Dustin Pedroia

@iamjosegil

Josh Hamilton

vs

@spncrpatterson

Ryan Zimmerman

@graveyarDave

David Wright

vs

@HockeyBrett0331

Justin Upton

@2murphy2

Adam Jones

vs

@DSchmelzerTBS

Miguel Cabrera

@ShonChainsaw77

Chris Davis

vs

@Jczar78

Evan Longoria

How to enter: 

The quickest way to ensure that you’re in – and trust me, it fills up fast – is by tweeting me @MindofStan. I will then tell you if there any spots left, what player has been taken, and other things pertaining to the organization of the tournament.

Consider this tournament as a way to get yourself recognition amongst the baseball faithful of Twitter. It has created great camaraderie after just half a season. 

I recommend you do your homework before picking your player. Let the tournament commence! 

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