After a 60-game regular season and expanded playoffs featuring, briefly, seven teams from the Central divisions, and two Game 7s in the League Championship Series, the World Series is nearly upon us, scheduled to begin on Tuesday 10/20. Fill this out at any time prior to the start of the Series.
TAMPA BAY RAYS vs LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Which of these teams will win their first World Series of my lifetime?
World Series games 1-4 on Oct. 20-24, games 5-7 on Oct. 25-28 (if necessary)
Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).
For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)
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👑 Which team will win the 2020 World Series?
🏆 Which player will be named World Series MVP? (In case of multiple winners, name any.)
📅 How many games will the Series take?
🌙 How many extra-inning games will be played?
⚾ Which team will use more pitchers? (If Jones pitches in Game 1 and Game 2, this counts as two pitchers.)
(Clarification: players count for this if and only if they throw a pitch, including position players and excluding e.g.: pitchers who pinch-run in a game but don't pitch.)
❌ How many strikeouts will there be in the World Series? Answers within 2 of the true number will be marked correct.
🧯 Which starting pitcher will get the most outs in his longest start? (In case of a tie, name any.)
For all home run questions, inside-the-park home runs count. Little-league home runs do not.
🔷 Which team will hit more home runs in the Series?
💠 How many total home runs will be hit during the Series? Answers within 1 of the true number will be marked correct.
➗ What percent of the total runs in the Series will score via home runs? Answers within 3 percentage points of the true number will be marked correct.
1️⃣ Which player will hit the first home run in the Series? (Remember that the Dodgers will be the "home" team in the first two games.)
🦸♂️ According to The Baseball Gauge, which player will have the highest cWPA (Championship Win Probability Added) for the World Series?