Below are a list of prop bets which I invite you to fill out and email to me here. Unless mentioned specifically, the figures apply for all 5 major league baseball games to be attended. The winner of the competition gets… bragging rights? A congratulatory e-card? Nothing?
Total Runs Scored:
Total Home Team Wins:
Total Home Runs:
Total Stolen Bases:
Total Number of Hot Dogs Eaten by Me + My Father:
Total Number of Photos Taken by Me:
Over/Under 0.5 Manager Ejections:
Over/Under 0.5 Grand Slams:
Over/Under 0.5 Complete Games:
Over/Under 0.5 2-HR Performances by Single Player:
Over/Under 0.5 Foul Balls Received:
Over/Under 0.5 Extra Innings Games:
Over/Under 0.5 Walk-off Wins:
More Runs: Mets at Home or Yankees at Home
More Runs: Orioles at Home or Orioles on the Road
More Runs: Nationals at Home or Nationals on the Road
Which Starting Pitcher Will Have the Most Strikeouts?
Which Team Will Score the Most Runs in a Single Game?
Which Team Will Score the Fewest Runs in a Single Game?
June 19 - Tommy Hunter (BAL) @ Johan Santana (NYM)
June 20 - Tommy Hanson (ATL) @ Phil Hughes (NYY)
June 21 - Matt Moore (TB) @ Gio Gonzalez (WAS)
June 22 - Jordan Zimmerman (WAS) @ Jason Hammel (BAL)
June 23 - Alex Cobb (TB) @ Kyle Kendrick (PHI)
Starters to watch out most for are Johan Santana, who has a no-hitter this season, Tommy Hanson, who has a 3.32 ERA with 69 Ks, Matt Moore, a fireballing lefty prospect with 8+ Ks in 4 of his last 6 starts, Gio Gonzalez, who has a 2.52 ERA with 97 Ks, Jordan Zimmerman, who has a 2.92 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP, and Jason Hammel, who is finally living up to his peripheral stats with a 3.22 ERA and 69 Ks. I’m looking forward to snapping some photos of these great pitchers in action.
Starting next Monday (June 18th) I will be going on a trip to the Northeastern United States to see a series of baseball games at different home ballparks. This is part of my quest to see a baseball game in every single stadium. So far I’ve been to Toronto, Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. On this trip, I will knock out New York (Mets), New York (Yankees), Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.
At each of the games, we’ve gotten great seats (at least great for where I like to sit), so I’m hoping to take a bunch of cool photos with my simple point and shoot camera.
I also like food, so I’m going to try to sample various regional specialties and generally awesome looking food, and take pictures of that as well.
So, this blog will chronicle my week-long vacation of Good Eats and Great Seats, primarily in photo form.
So, it’s less than a week away from the first day of the trip, so here’s a basic itinerary. I will try to upload photos day of or day after, but it maybe longer depending on free time and computer access.
June 18th - Pawtucket Red Sox @ Syracuse Chiefs
June 19th - Baltimore Orioles @ New York Mets
June 20th - Atlanta Braves @ New York Yankees
June 21st - Tampa Bay Rays @ Washington Nationals
June 22nd - Washington Nationals @ Baltimore Orioles
June 23rd - Tampa Bay Rays @ Philadelphia Phillies