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.
- 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
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!