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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 8

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GET READY FOR MONSTER DONG WEEK!

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Welcome to the Ding Dong Challenge, a game were we try and correctly predict who will hit the most home runs in a given week, keep score throughout the entire season, and win a free, awesome t-shirt.

My apologizes for this being a day late, I was way too wrapped up in defending Daenerys’ life choices yesterday and totally forgot that I have dingers to count. I don’t feel too bad about it because...

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This is a SUPER special week(s) of the Ding Dong Challenge!

As those who play Fantasy Game of Thrones know, I will be traveling starting this Friday and thus won’t be able to grade this week’s Fantasy GoT and Ding Dong Challenge. As none of you know, this trip will actually be three weeks long (it’s vacation time!) and so I won’t be able to grade a Ding Dong Challenge until June 10th. So, instead of not having the challenge for three weeks, I’ve decided to spice it up for this round and have it run the three/really four weeks I’ll be gone.

This week, instead of drafting one Elite and two Everyone Elses, draft THREE Elites and THREE Everyone Elses. This team you’ve built will run from now till June 10th and then I’ll compile all the dingers your team hit through that roughly month long span. And what are we calling this magical month of dingers?

MONSTER DONG WEEK

But first, let’s quickly recap last week:

Week 7 report card

Name Week 7 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 7 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Calvin C 6 Alex Bregman (3) J.D. Martinez (3) Michael Chavis (0) 19
Punk is Dead 4 Alex Bregman (3) Nolan Arenado (1) Michael Chavis (0) 29
Salti Cracker 4 Anthony Rizzo (1) Nolan Arenado (1) Mike Trout (2) 19
Mark Abell 4 Eddie Rosario (2) Mookie Betts (1) Trevor Story (1) 29
Heath Capps 3 Cody Bellinger (0) Nolan Arenado (1) Mike Trout (2) 34
Pete Rogers 3 Hunter Dozier (1) Mike Trout (2) Michael Chavis (0) 34
Ezra Laemmle 2 Cody Bellinger (0) Nolan Arenado (1) Trevor Story (1) 25
GratefulMatt 2 Cody Bellinger (0) Bryce Harper (1) Trevor Story (1) 31
Feslenraster 1 Jay Bruce (1) Nick Senzel (0) Michael Chavis (0) 19
Dark Passenger -- -- -- 2
Ghoji Blackburn -- -- -- 20

Congrats to Calvin C, who despite getting his lineup in a day late, still managed to score the most homers thanks to Alex Bregman and J.D. Martinez’s big weeks. This is of course crushing to see since J.D. has long been my boy and I decided to pick the stupid rookie Michael Chavis over Martinez. STUPID PETE! (I don’t mean to call you stupid Michael Chavis. You’re a great guy it seems.)

ONTO MONSTER DONG WEEK!!!!!!!!

Remember, you’re now drafting THREE ELITES off this list and then THREE EVERYONE ELSES (anyone not on this list) for basically the next month.

Monster Dong Week Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Christian Yelich Brewers 38 163 16 0.406
Joey Gallo Rangers 34 148 12 0.368
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 41 173 14 0.366
Joc Pederson Dodgers 38 135 12 0.360
Mitch Moreland Red Sox 36 135 12 0.359
Daniel Vogelbach Mariners 36 137 10 0.339
Josh Bell Pirates 38 162 10 0.331
George Springer Astros 42 190 15 0.329
Jay Bruce Mariners 37 145 12 0.321
Peter Alonso Mets 39 165 12 0.319
Willson Contreras Cubs 35 139 10 0.313
Alex Bregman Astros 40 174 13 0.310
Rhys Hoskins Phillies 39 175 11 0.306
Eugenio Suarez Reds 41 167 12 0.306
Javier Baez Cubs 38 172 11 0.304
Hunter Dozier Royals 37 155 9 0.303
Franmil Reyes Padres 41 138 11 0.297
Jorge Polanco Twins 38 168 8 0.293
Eddie Rosario Twins 39 161 13 0.291
Christian Walker Diamondbacks 39 161 8 0.285
Anthony Rizzo Cubs 37 169 10 0.281
Mike Trout Angels 38 168 9 0.280
Khris Davis Athletics 38 156 12 0.279
Mike Moustakas Brewers 37 158 10 0.278
Marcell Ozuna Cardinals 39 166 11 0.277