Thursday, August 17, 2006

The 2006 Pirates "Baby Pool" game...

Have you ever heard of (or experienced) one of those "baby pools", wherein a woman you work with is expecting, and about 7 months in, people put a five dollars in the jar and bets on "May 11th during the PM hours" or "May 16th during the AM hours". The winner, of course, determined by the one who picks the date/time or the closest one to it, and they get half the pot. The other half goes to the mother.

Steeltown Sports is going to do this with the Pirates. The Pirates will either win 63 or more games or lose 100 or more.

So, tell all your friends to visit this site, and comment below to when you think the Pirates will either win their 63rd or lose their 100th (e.g. Pirates will lose their 100th game on October 1 against the Reds, Pirates will win their 63rd game September 28th against the Astros).

There's no prize except bragging rights (who do you think I am? Mondesi's House?). Of course, you don't have to put five bucks in a jar, either.

My hat gets thrown in the ring with the following prognostication:

The Pirates lose their 100th game on September 27th against the Houston Astros.


Blogger S.S. said...

The pessimist in me (which is much more prevalent) says 100 losses on September 28 against Houston.

The optimist in me says the 63rd win will come on ... September 28 against Houston.

Mark it down. That is the date.

8/17/2006 11:22 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Well, the Bucs do close with 6 games at home, but they're six games that Cincy or Houston will need much worse than us. If we flip to the 6 man rotation as expected, I don't think our current stretch of decen play will last enough to avoid 100 losses. We drop #100 on the last day of the season to Cincy, who clinches the Wild Card with the win, which would seem to be some kind of poetic justic.

8/18/2006 4:43 PM  
Anonymous The Guy said...

I feel so damn depressed guessin when the Bucs are gonna cross the 100 mark. But oh well, what else am I gonna do? Get ready for the post season?

That sad day of 100 losses will com on Sunday September 24'th against the San Diego Padres.

As per when the 63'rd win will come... I'm sad to say that I don't think we will make it to that point... We've already crashed, now it is time to see the burning...

8/22/2006 3:24 AM  

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