BTS leader at 48 games thanks to Hanley

Beat the Streak leader spooky93 extended his season-high hit streak to 48 games Thursday night by picking Florida’s Hanley Ramirez, who went 2-for-5 against the Colorado Rockies.

spooky93 enters Friday’s action a mere two games short of setting the all-time Beat the Streak mark and just nine games shy of the $1,000,000 grand prize.

More updates to follow on Friday morning.

Check out this day-by-day comparison to see how spooky93′s streak stacks up to the record-setting one posted by Joe DiMaggio in 1941.

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3 for 4 isn’t very convincing to me. I would have personally gone with Pedroia considering how he has been stroking lately. I watched the video of his 4 for 5 night last night. He seemed very locked in. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pedroia got 2 hits or more tonight.

I personally like Cantu’s numbers against Redman. He is batting .750 but then again if I was that close to record I understand the H. Ramirez pick. He is a great hitter and I would expect to him to have a great series against the weak Rockie pitching staff.

god damn it i have hanley for today

i want hanley to get a hit, but i don’t. This sucks he could have at least warned me

Wat a pick i made yesterday. Orlando Hudson 4-5, coming off of a 6-33 slump.

i took hanley too

i have pedroia on one pick and polanco on the other.
i only have a 5 game streak on both though, so i have a LONG way to go. lol

as the first post said 3-for-4 isnt exactly alot of history for me and thats one reason i didnt pick hanley

SPOOKY93 MADE ANOTHER GOOD PICK. IF YOU LOOK AT THE TIMES HE DID NOT IN THE PAST 2 MONTHS (NOT MANY), IT TOOK A VERY GOOD PITCHING WHICH REDMAN IS NOT.

ONLY HOPE THAT HE IS DUE FOR 0-FOR AFTER HITTING 9 DAYS IN A ROW. MAYBE HAD A BACK LUNCH OR SOMETHING…

I don’t know–Redman can be awfully unpredictable. There was a game where he gave up 10 runs in the first inning and then blanked the other team over the next five on two hits…

He should have gone with Carlos Guillen/Carlos Silva tonight. 17 for 32 .531. Much more history… What do I know though, I’m starting over at 1 again! I always forget the early game and forget to get the pick in. I wonder if Spooky does more than 1 game in a row? Anyway, hope he misses. Sorry, Spooky, I want the Million! lol… actually it’s only $560,000 (taxes) read the rules… Go Tigers! Verlander might pitch a no-no tonight against Seattle. I have a feeling… : )

Another thought. Do you guys think this is the best or WORST time to almost have it locked up being that it’s so close to the All-Star game and guys getting the days off. I think it might be harder to pick after the days off! Guys will be out of sync and it might screw him up. Uh-Oh! Comments?

I just hope I can keep my streak going up until the all-star break which would mean I’d be on the leaderboard at 27. If I can make it I am a little worried about who to pick coming back from the break. I’ve played the past two seasons but I don’t remember how guys did, how I picked, etc. in the games right after the all-star break. If my streak ends before then I don’t care, I won’t overanalyze it and I’ll just take whoever I feel like.

FOR SPOOKY93, HIS FATE WILL END ON THE LAST GAME BEFORE THE ALL STAR GAME SO NO WORRY. IF HE WINS, NO WORRY FOR THE REST OF US EITHER.

LOOK AT WHAT IT SAYS IN PARENTHESIS NEXT TO THE H. RAMIREZ. I HOPE THIS FIGURES INTO THE GAME. ITS ONLY HOPE WE GOT.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/marlinsblog/entries/2008/07/03/uggla_jogs_and_swings.html

good luck spooky, now go and beat the streak.

Top 1st
Hanley Ramirez grounds out, third baseman Garrett Atkins to first baseman Jeff Baker.

Uh Oh! The DREADED HEAD COLD!!! LOL! Man, if he’s downing some Benadryl or something before the game Spooky might be the one with a MIGRAINE tonight!

ground out! 0 for 1!

Get it done SPOOK…I’m at 22 but I’m pulling for you!!!

How do you claim a prize on here? For example, if you get a 20 game hit streak, how do you get the free text alerts?

i hope hanley leaves early afrter the one ab he had already so it ends spookys streak with an o for 1 day

Top 2nd
Hanley Ramirez flies out to left fielder Matt Holliday.

fly out to Holliday! 0 for 2!

I THINK THEY NEED TO TAKE HANLEY OUT. YOU DON’T WANT HIM TO GO ON DL WITH HEAD COLD. THINGS LIKE THIS CAN END HIS SEASON IF THEY’RE NOT CAREFUL.

Man, the 2 batters before him had hits and RBI. I can’t imagine what spooky is going through right now. I know I’M stressing out! lol!

Jeterford, I know a head cold can be VERY serious! They should take him out now before they ruin his career!

Jeterford – press that button labeled ‘Caps Lock’..

i have had streaks end with the dreaded 0-for-1 day.
its not a nice feeling

why the game is restricted to united states residents ?

I hope it isn’t! I’m in Canada!

Top 5th
Hanley Ramirez singles on a ground ball to second baseman Clint Barmes.
The streak continues! 48!

yes but i’m from france and just can play for fun :d

box score says 0-for-2. they must gave barmes an error on the play

NOW they do change it to a hit,
damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the streak is alive

No WAY! WAS it an error? Is anyone watching the game?

well i thought it was scored an error cuz i scrolled down and saw that barmes has an error showing for fielding.

ANOTHER CHEAP HIT. WAS THAT EVEN A HIT?

jeterford, are you watching the game?

MAN, ALL THE LUCK GOES SPOOKY’S WAY. THIS BLOWS. LET’S HOPE FOR THE BEST TOMORROW. TOMORROW IS A TOUCH DAY TO PICK IF YOU DON’T GO WITH M. HOLLIDAY OR G. ATKINS. MY FEELING IS HE WON’T GO WITH HOLLIDAY, ESPECIALLY IF HOLLIDAY DOES NOT HIT TONIGHT.

MARSCHU, NO I AM NOT WATCHING THE GAME. I WISH I COULD.

I FIGURED IT CAN’T BE A SOLID HIT IF IT WAS FIELD BY 2ND BASEMAN. WE ALL KNOW RAMIREZ CAN RUN.

Holliday is 0 for 3 tonight, he’s a LOCK tomorrow if he 0fer’s. I know I’ll take him for sure then…

right…good call, jeterford. Did ANYONE SEE the hit?

i already have holliday picked for tomorrow.
i didnt see the hit but id like to see that one.

“i have pedroia on one pick and polanco on the other.
i only have a 5 game streak on both though, so i have a LONG way to go. lol

as the first post said 3-for-4 isnt exactly alot of history for me and thats one reason i didnt pick hanley”

how do you put in more than one pick?

“Another thought. Do you guys think this is the best or WORST time to almost have it locked up being that it’s so close to the All-Star game and guys getting the days off. I think it might be harder to pick after the days off! Guys will be out of sync and it might screw him up. Uh-Oh! Comments?”

If he spends enough time reading all the press releases, he’ll make sure to pick a guy whose starting everyday.

beat the streak, im playing using two names.
thats how i have two picks.

I’m a bit confused as to the rules, regarding that though.

One part says, “Limit one entry per person.” Another says, “Only entires manually keystroked count.”

So can you use more than one account per person or no?

Cause I doubt anyone would write a program for one pick a day?

i dunno dude.
i pick on one name, sign out, and sign in on the other name and pick

jweisinger, Do you really use more than one account??? Please explain. I have two different teams for the Open but I thought you could only have 1 Beat-The-Streak and Home Run and Survivor?

The reason I ask above too is that the wording used to be, “Limit one registration per unique email address,” while now it is changed to those two conflicting parts?

Does anyone know why they would change it, at all, for?

Or is it simply just for a change of wording for how they write their rules or to deter automated picks from being made??

Also, I understand the theory behind different accounts, but if you were to win, would they say it does not count, because you have more than one account?

i use two different email addresses for all the games on here,
i have two on the open also, but only one on each email address

how many days before spookys streak ends?? gimme ur opinions

i hope it ends tomorrow

yeah that’d be good he picks a guy who grounds out in first ab and pulls a hammy and comes out of the game or something

?jweisinger, Do you really use more than one account??? Please explain. I have two different teams for the Open but I thought you could only have 1 Beat-The-Streak and Home Run and Survivor??

It used to be that you could make as many accounts as you wanted, as long as you had time to update each account with a new pick everyday.

So if, theoretically, you could update 500 accounts everyday, you could make 500 picks per day.

However, this year, the wording changed to what was shown above, but it still seems ambiguous.

My best guess is that someone wrote a program to generate thousands of daily picks and that they want to deter multiple accounts through this new wording, but still keep the fan base who likes to use multiple picks per day, since they would, theoretically, spend more time on the site.

Plus, the new wording seems to try to cover both sides. But I am still unsure of that?

Does anyone have any clarification?

I saw Hanley’s hit as I was watching the game for Matt Holliday. It was hit pretty hard, the 2nd baseman made a good play just stopping it and not letting it get to the outfield. It was a solid, hard hit but an infield hit nonetheless.

What would be the point of that? I mean, you could theoretically create enough accounts to cover ALL of the players EVERY day and have a 362 game streak, no? Wait, I guess not. You still have to have 57 in a row of guys that DO get as hit, right? My brain hurts now…lol

“What would be the point of that? I mean, you could theoretically create enough accounts to cover ALL of the players EVERY day and have a 362 game streak, no? Wait, I guess not. You still have to have 57 in a row of guys that DO get as hit, right? My brain hurts now…lol”

Do you know what 200^57 equals?

If you could use more than one account I would say that is a ridiculous rule for this game. I believe this game has been going on for awhile, and I don’t believe anyone has won, correct? So maybe they’d like to see someone win therefore giving them every chance to win by lettting people use multiple accounts but I’ll go make a ***load of email address right now and choose a different player for each one and see how happy people would be if I won while some people stuck with one or two accounts. It should be one entry per person. I couldn’t play this game knowing I was making more than one pick because if I won I’d feel I cheated myself, the game, and everyone else. Try getting to 57 picking ONE person per day with ONE account. That would be a true accomplishment.

WOW, HOLLIDAY CAME THROUGH. I GUESS HE IS A SURE BET FOR MANY TOMORROW.

ONLY CAVEAT WITH HOLLIDAY FOR TOMORROW IS HE HAS MANY 1 HIT DAYS FOR AWHILE NOW. EVEN WITH HIS RECORD AGAINST OLSON, OLSON IS A MUCH BETTER PICTCHER THIS YR AND HE DOES NOT GIVE UP MANY HITS. I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THIS ONE. I AM STILL RECUPERATING FROM SPOOKY’S LUCK.

MAN, WHAT WILL I DO FOR 2ND HALF OF THE SEASON. I HATE THE HOME RUN STREAK. THAT DOES NOT INTEREST ME ONE BIT.

The thing is, will they give you the money if you have more than one entry under your NAME, I guess?

beat-the-streak, I DO know what 200^57 equals. OVERFLOW error! lol! I hate the home run streak also. Hopefully the all-star break will get him…

newyorkmetsfan, I agree. It SHOULD be one pick per person per day. That is an accomplishment! I think it must be, I can’t see MLB making it EASIER for someone to win their $560,000!

okayyy hanley is coming up in the tenth inning. i hope he gets a good hit so u guys stop complaining.

YEAH, BUT HOW MANY CLOSE RELATIVES DO YOU HAVE? YOU CAN ALWAYS PUT IT IN THEIR NAME I GUESS.

WELL, THIS IS ALL MOOT AT THIS PT BECAUSE IT WILL BE ALL OVER BEFORE THE ALL STAR GAME.

YOU KNOW WHAT I AM THINKING, SPOOKY93 COULD BE MKARATIZA FROM LAST YR. THINK ABOUT IT. MKARATZIA WAS A GREAT PICKER LAST YR, DIDN’T IT SURPRISE ANYONE THAT HE DID NOT MAKE THE TOP 25 ONCE THIS YR? MAYBE SPOOKY93 IS MRS. MARATZIA. IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME.

THERE WE GOOOO! HANLEY JUST RIPPED ONE TO LEFT. U GUYS HAPPY NOW?

I ADMIT SPOOKY IS A GREAT PICKER. BUT CHECK TO SEE HOW MANY DAYS HE HAD 1 HIT DAYS. YOU CAN COUNT IT. IT WILL SURPRISE YOU. I THINK ITS LOT MORE THAN LAST YR’S TOP PLAYER. HE HAD MANY DAYS OF CLOSE CALLS ALL GO HIS WAY.

YEAH, HE NEEDED EXTRA INNINGS FOR THAT. THAT IS WHAT I MEAN. ALL THE LUCK GOES HIS WAY. THIS HAPPENED NUMEROUS TIMES ALREADY WITH HIM.

did u see the comparison with joe d.?? his picks this year are batting over .400. do your research. and i saw the “cheap hit”…the second baseman made a great play just to keep it in the infield

COMPARISON TO JOE D IS POINTLESS. ITS TOTALLY DIFFERENT GAME. I AM THINK COMPARE LAST YR’S TOP PLAYER. I REMEMBER I WASN’T SEETHING IN ANGER AS MUCH LAST YR BECAUSE MKARATIZA DID MAKE REALLY GOOD PICKS. NOT TOO MANY DAYS OF BARELY GETTING BY.

JUST TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW ITS VERY SIMPLE TO USE NUMEROUS ACCOUNTS FOR BEAT THE STREAK. I USE MY EMAIL, AND JUST IN CASE THEY DONT GIVE ME THE MONEY SINCE IM 16, I USE MY MOMS, DADS, SISTERS, EMIALS. I HAVE 4.

want a cookie little man? u arent gonna win anyways. spooky is 9 days away from clinching it. and u only get money if youre over 18 so u only have 3. —-and who is a strong pick tomorow? is this david wright stuff true with his 0-fers and getting a hit the following day?

no morneau is the real deal tomorrow

i don’t know how this guy’s streak hasn’t stopped yet he really hasn’t had the best picks. he just picks the same guys every time, he’s used a total of 16 different players in his streak, but guys like ichiro 11x, berkman like 10x, hanley like 8x, he’s just gotten lucky. berkman will go 4-4 in a game and 0-6 over the next 2, same with hanley (i know cause i’ve picked him several times throughout the season). that’s why i hope this toolbag’s streak stops right before he beats it cause he just picks the same guys everyday and it’s a joke he’s still goin. i don’t see how u pick power hitters like berkman so much when they get walked so often, but it’s working for him, but it won’t for much longer. sorry spooky, u gonna be done in a few days if not sooner

MY THINKING IS THERE IS A STATISTICAL FAIRNESS THAT WILL END HIS STREAK VERY SOON. YOU CAN ONLY GET LUCKY SO MANY TIMES BEFORE IT CLIPS YOU. NO DOUBT, HE MADE MANY GOOD PICKS BUT THERE WERE OTHERS WHO WERE ON LEADERS BOARD WHO DID THE SAME BUT LOST OUT JUST ONE DAY. THERE WAS A ID ATLANTICA WHO WENT TO 22 STREAK TO LOSE ONE DAY AND COME BACK AGAIN RIGHT AWAY WITH 24 BEFORE LOSING AGAIN. ITS JUST THAT ONE DAY OF BAD LUCK THAT CAN DO YOU IN. I REALLY THINK HE GOTTEN MORE THAN HIS SHARE OF GOOD LUCK SO FAR. TIME TO GIVE IT UP.

BTW, DAVID WRIGHT WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT PICK FOR TOMORROW, I THINK. A GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO HOLLIDAY IF YOU THINK THAT IS TOO MUCH A PERFECT PICK. HOW MANY TIMES, 7 FOR 8 GUY DID NOT COME THROUGH. REMEMBER, ABOUT A MONTH AGO, MAGGLIO LOOKED LIKE A PERFECT FIT AGAINST BUHERLE. ITS HARD TO DECIDE. NOT THAT IT MATTERS WITH MY PUNY STREAK.

well like he said about ichiro, he leads off and doesn’t walk much so he probably has 5 at bats per game, and most likely one of those at bats will result in a hit. that would make sense to pick ichiro. My guess about berkman is, spooky might be an astros fan, or he might just understand how much berkman has wrecked this season (first half NL MVP in my opinion)

SPOOKYS STREAK ENDS TOMORROW
GOOD RUN SPOOKY

YEAH, BERKMAN IS A MORE THAN A POWER HITTER THIS YR. HE HAS DESTROYED, ESPECIALLY PLAYING AT HOME. I GOT LEAVE TO SPOOKY. RIGHT AFTER SPOOKY USED BERKMAN LAST TIME, HE HAS NOT HIT IN 3 DAYS. WHAT A LUCK FOR HIM.

ICHIRO WAS ALWAYS EVERYONE’S FAV PICK SO THAT IS UNDERTSTANABLE. ONCE AGAIN, HE MANAGES TO CHERRY PICK THE DAYS ICHIRO HITS BECAUSE ICHIRO HAS MANY MORE 0-FOR DAYS THIS YR.

WELL, WE HAVE 9 DAYS BEFORE HIS LUCK RUNS OUT.

I’m a Mets fan (you all can see my email) but D-Wright was ducking from a line drive while leading off first base today and most likely tweaked a groin muscle. Although Jerry Manual says Wright is ‘fine’ and should be back in the lineup tomorrow I don’t know how much you guys will take into that with your pick. Just thought I’d let you know.

Hey rj, how can you say his streak is over tomorrow when you don’t even know who’s he’s picking??? Me, I’m taking Matt Joyce tomorrow and Michael Holliman for the Home Run! 4 hits tonight for Joyce and Holliman’s FIRST Home Run! GO TIGERS! (actually, Ichiro is on fire, take him if you want a freebie : )

The Spookster will go with Holliday tomorrow.
“CHECK TO SEE HOW MANY DAYS HE HAD 1 HIT DAYS”
Jeter- the point of the game is to pick a player to get a hit.. simple as that. Stop crying please.
Go Spooks!

NewYorkMetsFan39, THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP. WILL NOT WRIGHT NOW. EVEN IF HE PLAYS, NO GOOD IF HE IS NOT 100%.

ncpaget, YEAH BUT THE POINT IS THE LINE BETWEEN 1 HIT AND NO HIT IS VERY CLOSE. MANY TIMES TOO CLOSE. I THINK HE WILL SLIP VERY SOON. HE HAD WAY TOO MANY LUCK ON HIS SIDE SO FAR.

MY GUESS ON SPOOKS PICK TOMORROW. J. MORNEAU. I HOPE I GUESSED IT RIGHT AND JINXED IT. UNFORTUNATELY, ITS A VERY GOOD PICK. LET’S HOPE BYRD CAN PITCH LIKE HE DID LAST YR.

the spook man might go with morneau, but im 80% sure hell go with ichiro

BTW, are we ever going to hear from Spooky?

All I can say is this. The irony of it all will be the FACT that if spooky93 dares to pick his #1 manIchiro just one more time , then that will be the straw that will break the proverbial camels back. Imagine that the man (Ichiro) that has gotten the spookster so far will be the one who ultimately brings the dreams of the spookster to a grinding halt. If spooky93 dare tempt fate just one more time then he will find that he has pushed the button just one too many times as Ichiro will go 0 for 4 witha walk on that very day and thus the nharsh reality of dread and despair will come crashing down on the spook-man for having relied just one too many times on the beast from the east to carry him on his shoulders. I am sorry for being the voice of doom and gloom here but let us face the reality that you, I or anyone can also be guilty of going to the well just one too many times. Take heed spooky-man and hear these words and take them for being more than just prophetic. So it was thought . So it was said. So too it has been written. Thus so it shall be. It IS fate. Undesireable as it may be for the spookmeister…thy will be done lest he hear these words to avoid the west coast wonder for the next nine games. If indeed spooky93 does tempt fate and rely on the Ichi-man just one more time…..his world of dreams of fortune will come to a crashing demise. Remember, you heard it here first. It is what it is…….FACT!

Wats more ironic is that his name is SPOOKY, and he has made it this far which is spooking people out.

Spooky should go with Vladdy when the Angels take on the Rangers, he tears the Rangers up.

“All I can say is this. The irony of it all will be the FACT that if spooky93 dares to pick his #1 manIchiro just one more time , then that will be the straw that will break the proverbial camels back. Imagine that the man (Ichiro) that has gotten the spookster so far will be the one who ultimately brings the dreams of the spookster to a grinding halt. If spooky93 dare tempt fate just one more time then he will find that he has pushed the button just one too many times as Ichiro will go 0 for 4 witha walk on that very day and thus the nharsh reality of dread and despair will come crashing down on the spook-man for having relied just one too many times on the beast from the east to carry him on his shoulders. I am sorry for being the voice of doom and gloom here but let us face the reality that you, I or anyone can also be guilty of going to the well just one too many times. Take heed spooky-man and hear these words and take them for being more than just prophetic. So it was thought . So it was said. So too it has been written. Thus so it shall be. It IS fate. Undesireable as it may be for the spookmeister…thy will be done lest he hear these words to avoid the west coast wonder for the next nine games. If indeed spooky93 does tempt fate and rely on the Ichi-man just one more time…..his world of dreams of fortune will come to a crashing demise. Remember, you heard it here first. It is what it is…….FACT!”

This is ridiculous. You claim that Ichiro will go 0 for X ONLY if spooky picks him!

i think spooky will take berkman again or maybe guzman

?If you could use more than one account I would say that is a ridiculous rule for this game. I believe this game has been going on for awhile, and I don’t believe anyone has won, correct? So maybe they’d like to see someone win therefore giving them every chance to win by lettting people use multiple accounts but I’ll go make a ***load of email address right now and choose a different player for each one and see how happy people would be if I won while some people stuck with one or two accounts. It should be one entry per person. I couldn’t play this game knowing I was making more than one pick because if I won I’d feel I cheated myself, the game, and everyone else. Try getting to 57 picking ONE person per day with ONE account. That would be a true accomplishment.”

You wouldn’t though. That would only work if a real MLB player broke the record.

The method you propose would only work if you boxed every player every day for 57 days.

Even if you just boxed the 16 players spooky uses for 57 days, you would need to use 16^57 accounts = 4.31 * 10^68 accounts.

If anything, allowing you to use multiple accounts just encourages you to put more work into the contest, which means more time spent on the site, which means more viewing of their ads, which means greater sales for that ad space.

who do u think spooky will pick?? picks lock in half hour

1.Holliday
2.Morneau
3.Guzman

Happy 4th of July , Yankees!

MY PICK IS J. MORNEAU. ONLY DILEMMA IS THAT WILL BE THE SPOOKY93′S PICK TOO. SPOOKY93, I AM THE JINXTER. YOU PICK MY PICK, YOU’RE FINISHED. FINISHED. I TELL YOU. I AM MASTER OF STARTING NEW STREAK AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.

GUZMAN IS ONLY SURE BET IF HE IS HITTING AGAINST LEFTIES. ALTHOUGH ARROYO SUCKS SO BAD THAT IT WON’T MATTER. ALSO, GUZMAN COULD USE A 0-FOR TODAY IF YOU LOOK AT HIS HITTING STREAK.

WOW. HE WENT WITH ICHIRO. LET’S HOPE FOR A MIRACLE.

Ichiro AGAIN??

Against an aging southpaw….

May work, but may not!

thats what i said criminall lawyer look at the 1st comment

Ichiro pick is all right most nights, but spooky93 at this point should have went with the hottest hitters. When it gets to only 9 games away, you study hard and go with the hottest hitters. And they might not even be known, but they would be a good pick since they are hot. The 2 hottest hitters aren’t even ever picked. I have extended my hit streak picking Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay. He gets 2 or 3 hits a game for a week now. The other hitter who is never picked but is hot is J. J. Hardy. He is getting 2 hits a game. I think spooky93 got a little nervous and picked quick, saying Ichiro is a good bet instead of studying all the hot hitters.., but he should have went with the hot hitters..He should have went with a guy like Longoria. Remember it is the little known names that can help you too if they are hot….

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