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htennis: 2017 pregame picks maestro

Introducing a game to make the season be more fun :)

Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

[Rahul’s Note: All credits for this piece go to htennis. Show him some recs!]

Hello Everyone!

Note: The meat and bones of this post was shamelessly stolen from the legendary scottnak.

After a one year hiatus, this year I'll (me, htennis!) be taking care of the PGP (Pregame Picks)!

What are Pregame Picks?

Well, they're just one of the many things that make HH a little more fun. Before every game (around midnight-ish) a pregame post will come asking you to guess on a few things about the game. Guesses can range from picking the Runs and Hits for each team in the game... guessing which player is going to be the first to reach 3rd base... whether the Angels SP lasts longer than the opponent's SP... who knows. The possibilities are endless!

How to participate? Well, that's simple!

1. In the pregame post, there will be a Google Docs sheet.

2. Fill out the questions there and SUBMIT before the game starts!

3. But you're not done yet! You need to also comment in the PGP Post itself before your guess will be valid.

4. Then you just wait for the game to play out, and see if you scored!


Okay, There a few additional rules/details though... and it's probably good to take a look at them. You don't have to... but don't come whining to me if things surprise you. So... let me just repeat it one more time. Google Docs Submission AND Comment Post are necessary for your guess to count. YOU NEED BOTH. ABSOLUTELY BOTH!

Cutoff of entries is the listed game-start time of the game. For example, tomorrow, Monday April 3rd's game starts at 7:05PM, so any entries after that point will be null and void. (This includes having both your google docs and comment post in!). Delayed-Start games (such as a rain delay) will have the cutoff extended until the game actually starts. Postponed game will be taken care of on a case-by-case manner.

Final results are based on MLB box scores when the results are tallied (usually right after the game ends). Any changes made after that will not be considered.

It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure that your submission went thru. It is also YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure your comment actually goes through in the Pregame Post. There's no arguing for points if both are not there, because... (together now...) It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. I would suggest (since you have to comment anyway) putting your picks in the comment, so if there’s any dispute, we can go check that.

There should be a post on Sundays that give a 'Weekly result', basically who did best that week. Try to catch any errors 24 hours within this post coming up. This is the best chance to check up on errors! And again... I'm not going to repeat it, but it's all on you to make sure everything's going correct.

If there are any ambiguities in the question, make sure to ask me. Otherwise it will go to my interpretation of the question. You can try to post in the comments, but the for sure way to get a response is to email me. Just click on [htennis]’s username, and you’ll find a link to my email.

Generally, I’ll try to make each “game” so that the “target” goal is 3 points. The maximum may be more, but if you pick realistically, you should have around 3 a night.

Without further ado, we should have Game 1 PGP up soon!