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The great Nationals guess-em contest

Anyone who's watched the Nats play much recently have no doubt been appalled by their excessive number of

  1. Errors, and
  2. Double Switches.

Face-palms abound in the stands these days.  But now, you can turn that angst into joy!  

How, you ask?  Simple!  Just guess how many errors the Nationals will commit during the remainder of the season, and how many times Jim Riggleman will exercise his knowledge of the double-switch rule!  The best guesser will win a never-before-bobbled Nyjer Morgan Bobblehead!  No purchase required!

Contest starts with Friday's game versus the Dodgers, so get your calculators out.  The Nats play 53 more games after the DBacks' series.

Rules:

  1. Entrants should submit guesses for the number of errors the Nats make from Aug 6th through the end of the season; how many double-switches Jim Riggleman performs, and, as a tie breaker, the number of times Willie Harris appears as a pinch hittter.
  2. The (absolute) difference between the actual number of errors and the guessed number errors, plus the (absolute) difference between the actual number of double-switches and guessed double-switches will be calculated for each participant.  The entrant with the smallest sum of differences wins the bobblehead.  In case of a tie, the difference in actual and guessed Willie Harris pinch hit appearances will be used.  If there's still a tie, then a coin flip will decide the winner.  
  3. Post your entries in this thread before the start of Friday's Dodgers game.
  4. And remember, it's all in fun.

Here are the Current Entrants and the Standings (I know it's not the prettiest thing, but it's pretty much all I know how to do with the tools available):

(*) Indicates not officially participating

Last update: 8-27-2010

 

Games Played

20

Games Remaining

33.00

Desmonds

15

Projected Desmonds

39.75

Rigglemans

13

Projected Rigglemans

34.45

Willies

7

Projected Willies

18.55

Player

Desmonds (Errors)

Rigglemans (Double-Switches)

Willies (Harris Pinch Hit Apps.)

Guess-Em Error (Projected)

TieBreaker Error

cassander

40

40

20

5.80

1.45

PerryMason

39

29

19

6.20

0.45

grizzy

36

39

23

8.30

4.45

akj9hy

36

44

16

13.30

2.55

Alex35332

40

49

48

14.80

29.45

Mevans12

40

50

15

15.80

3.55

dcsportsfan08

36

49

22

18.30

3.45

Andrew Davidson

33

47

21

19.30

2.45

souldrummer

25

40

20

20.30

1.45

Expos4

37

52

15

20.30

3.55

TJL

32

48

20

21.30

1.45

plebescite

35

53

40

23.30

21.45

Nationalpastime9

37

56

23

24.30

4.45

Doghouse

44

56

25

25.80

6.45

rbolt

29

51

21

27.30

2.45

Btotato

37

59

22

27.30

3.45

Doncosmic

42

60

17

27.80

1.55

Princess Jazzy

33

57

34

29.30

15.45

G8RB8

22

48

18

31.30

0.55

gengreen17

27

54

17

32.30

1.55

Patrick Reddington(*)

20

47

23

32.30

4.45

Jorgath

41

67

16

33.80

2.55

Elvin Unseld

46

62

22

33.80

3.45

Park Shark

30

60

14

35.30

4.55

The Herndon Kid

58

53

20

36.80

1.45

lynxtheone

38

73

14

40.30

4.55

RobBobS(*)

24

62

29

43.30

10.45

alm100

60

72

12

57.80

6.55

Dave at Nats News Network

53

106

26

84.80

7.45





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