IT’S BACK BABY!
Time to make wild predictions about how’s gonna smack dingers and try our darndest to win meaningless pride (and a t-shirt!)! Congrats again to last year’s winner Mark who knocked it out of the park (see what I did there?).
Wait, what is the Ding Dong Challenge?
Simply, it’s a challenge involving correctly predicting who will knock the most homers in a given week. Then you keep track of all the homers you’ve predicted throughout the year and the person with the best score at the end wins a t-shirt. That’s right, a FREE T-SHIRT! What more do you need to know?
How do I play?
There are two categories of hitters each week for you to choose from: The Elites (the top 25 players in ISO) and The Everyone Else. Each week you will pick one Elite hitter and two Everyone Else hitters to be on your weekly squad (the week runs from Monday to Sunday). Type your squad into the comment section and I’ll keep track of who has which players. Each Monday I’ll recap the week prior and post a new list of The Elites for you to choose from.
Pretty straight forward.
Shut up and show me this shirt I win
BOOM! Plus you get your name on the back.
I’m hooked. Who’re The Elites this week?
Since baseball hasn’t started yet, the Elites this week will be the top-25 ISO guys all of last year:
Week 1 Elites
|J.D. Martinez||Red Sox||150||649||43||0.299|
|Mookie Betts||Red Sox||136||614||32||0.294|
|Xander Bogaerts||Red Sox||136||580||23||0.234|
Anyone not on this list is an Everyone Else. Reminder: you pick one Elite and two Everyone Else each week so choose wisely!
Join the fun!
Create your squad of three, post them in the comments and sit back and watch the ding dongs come pouring in.