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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 21

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Ronald Acuna Jr literally can’t stop hitting dingers.

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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.

Week 20 scorecard

Name Week 20 total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 20 total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
GratefulMatt 11 Christian Yelich (2) Ronald Acuna Jr (6) Freddie Freeman (3) 109
Calvin C 6 Pete Alonso (3) Austin Meadows (1) Corey Dickerson (2) 83
Heath Capps 5 Christian Yelich (2) J.D. Martinez (3) Aaron Judge (0) 105
Ezra Laemmle 5 Cody Bellinger (2) Starling Marte (0) Michael Conforto (3) 93
Pete Rogers 5 Max Kepler (2) Rafael Devers (2) Yasiel Puig (1) 109
Punk is Dead 5 Nelson Cruz (2) J.D. Martinez (3) Francisco Lindor (0) 91
Mark Abell 5 Christian Yelich (2) J.D. Martinez (3) Aaron Judge (0) 88
Feslenraster 3 Josh Donaldson (0) Bo Bichette (2) Trey Mancini (1) 87
Dark Passenger -- -- -- 2
Ghoji Blackburn -- -- -- 20
Salti Cracker -- -- -- 46

HOLY BUCKETS 6 DINGERS FOR RONALD ACUNA JR! IS THIS REAL LIFE? Well done GratefulMatt for absolutely nailing last week, getting Acuna’s 6 dingers to go with Freddie Freeman’s 3 and Christian Yelich’s 2 homers. Double digit dingers has now put Matt in the overall lead with me, tied at 109. That’s a hell of a week to catch up. Clearly Matt’s looking to add to his wardrobe with new t-shirt.

Heath. Oh Heath. When are you ever going to give up on Aaron Judge? Just move on. He doesn’t love you the way you love him. I think it’ll be best for you to just find someone else to add to your squad this week. Don’t just do it for yourself, do it for Mark. He’s now following your lead and he’ll soon be introduced into the world of disappointment that Judge brings with him. Forget about him Heath. Do it for you. Do it for Mark. Do it for the t-shirt.

That is all I have to say.

ONTO WEEK 21!

Week 21 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Mike Trout Angels 112 501 39 0.371
Christian Yelich Brewers 105 466 39 0.368
Nelson Cruz Twins 87 373 32 0.356
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 115 490 38 0.344
Peter Alonso Mets 117 496 38 0.334
Hunter Renfroe Padres 108 396 31 0.313
Josh Bell Pirates 113 487 29 0.306
Jorge Soler Royals 120 498 35 0.296
George Springer Astros 84 389 25 0.293
Anthony Rendon Nationals 103 451 25 0.287
Max Kepler Twins 109 492 32 0.281
Eugenio Suarez Reds 116 485 33 0.281
Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres 82 363 22 0.280
Edwin Encarnacion Yankees 101 451 30 0.279
Hunter Dozier Royals 97 413 22 0.276
Trevor Story Rockies 105 472 26 0.275
Charlie Blackmon Rockies 99 456 24 0.274
Alex Bregman Astros 114 507 28 0.273
Javier Baez Cubs 116 493 28 0.264
Daniel Vogelbach Mariners 108 427 26 0.262
Kyle Schwarber Cubs 113 446 27 0.260
Freddie Freeman Braves 119 533 29 0.259
Joc Pederson Dodgers 108 389 24 0.259
Franmil Reyes Indians 110 393 27 0.258
Max Muncy Dodgers 115 473 28 0.256

Anyone not on this list is an Everyone Else. Reminder: you pick one Elite and two Everyone Else each week so choose wisely! Leave your team in the comments if you want to play this week (and feel free to leave your twitter handle as we’ll give a shoutout each week to the previous week’s winner).