Beat the Streak Report: Monday, May 9
Today’s word, Streakers, is CHALLENGE.
… As in, America has never faced one she couldn’t overcome.
… As in, I bet you can’t eat those six hot dogs in two minutes.
… As in, the BTS Report is throwing down its red, white and blue batting glove and preparing for fisticuffs.
In the far corner: Mr. Stephen Colbert — host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, self-proclaimed leader of Colbert Nation, 2008 presidential candidate and inspiration for one of the most American substances to ever grace a 473-milliliter carton.
Here’s the deal, Steve-O: Starting today, we’ll be making a daily Colbert Challenge pick — one player per day who we’d risk all our marbles, pogs and Pokemon cards on. You do the same. We’ll go head to head for seven days, resetting every Monday.
Can you beat us? Unlikely. But just to make things interesting, we’re offering up a little incentive. Post a better record over any one week, and the keys to the social media juggernaut known as @MLB are yours for a day.
Seven days, seven picks, Colbert. You beat us, and you get 24 hours with @MLB‘s 1.2 million followers. You want to tweet about baseball? Go ahead. You want to tweet about politics? Be our guest. You want to tweet out Thor 3D spoliers? Well, start making picks.
(Make a BTS pick)
Oh, hello there …
Hunter Pence: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Travis Wood
Todd Helton: .429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Chris Capuano
Kevin Youkilis: .400 (4-for-10) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
Placido Polanco: .367 (11-for-30) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez
Feeling kinda spicy?
Kevin Kouzmanoff: .429 3-for-7) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson
You’ll thank me later …
Paul Konerko: .100 (2-for-20) since ’06 vs. Angels start Ervin Santana
Howard Kendrick: .077 (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson
Bobby Abreu: .161 (5-for-31) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson
Julio Borbon: .136 (3-for-22) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Trevor Cahill
Jmtribe begins this week as king of the castle with 28 games under their belt. One more day to get over the half-way hump, buddy. You might be able to do it!
Top MLB streakers
Jacoby Ellsbury: 17 games
Ben Zobrist: 14 games
Hunter Pence: 12 games
Shane Victorino: 11 games
(Make a BTS pick)