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Old 06-12-2017, 08:46 PM   #1
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Arrow MLB Heep | Reveal Wednesday June 21

My previous two games were quite self-centered, based on my country and my birthday. I was going to continue the tradition with a game based on my favourite baseball team, Les Expos. However, in a magnificent effort to be less self-obsessed, I will be opening it up to include all of Major League Baseball. I realize this game may put non-North Americans at a disadvantage, but them's the breaks. Perhaps in the future I will base games on my favourite soccer team (Liverpool), or my favourite Footy team (Geelong).

This will be a Heep. For those of you who are not familiar with the game, it is almost exactly like a Sheep, but not really. All answers initially get their normal sheep score of however many people gave that response. However, The Sheep (the answer(s) to a question with the highest score(s)) gets its(their) score(s) reduced to zero. The remaining answer(s) with the highest score(s) is(are) the Heep(s), and will have scores multiplied by 1.5. All other answers keep their normal sheep scores. The winner is the contestant with the highest cumulative score over the ten questions.

If you've had enough parentheses for the day, let's get on to the questions.

Remember, all these refer to Major League Baseball players from any era. So National League and American League only. Send me a PM with each answer on a separate line; you may number them or not, as I will be doing this manually. I will accept entries until I start the reveal, but, please, try to have your entries in by 2 p.m. server time, Tuesday, June 21. I am looking to start an hour after that.

Okay, now we get to the questions: Name

1. A pitcher
2. A catcher
3. A first baseman
4. A second baseman
5. A third baseman
6. A shortstop
7. A left fielder
8. A center fielder
9. A right fielder
10. A designated hitter.

Oh, yeah, research away, but NO REPEATS. Repeats score zero for you, but normal for everyone else. PM me with any questions, or ask them in the thread.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:41 PM   #2
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re: MLB Heep | Reveal Wednesday June 21

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Old 06-12-2017, 11:25 PM   #3
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re: MLB Heep | Reveal Wednesday June 21

So far aaronk56's prediction is correct. His score of 0 puts him last.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:47 PM   #4
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Go Liverpool. Will in tomorrow I'm sure, even though I'm bad at HEEP.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:39 AM   #5
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Oops! I guess Tuesday is actually the 20th. I should have had my glasses on while looking across at the calendar. The reveal will take place on Wednesday, June 21.
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Old 06-13-2017, 04:06 PM   #6
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Old 06-13-2017, 04:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for entering,Stellamoose. Did some helpful soul put a link in Sporting Events?
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:36 PM   #8
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:20 PM   #9
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In without research (and probably without winning)

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Oops! I guess Tuesday is actually the 20th. I should have had my glasses on while looking across at the calendar. The reveal will take place on Wednesday, June 21.
If JM3 was a POG mod, this would have been taken care of hours ago.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:29 PM   #10
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re: MLB Heep | Reveal Wednesday June 21

I sent a message to Puzzles, but got a non-sensical, probably automated, reply. I should try the others, I suppose.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:36 PM   #11
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Thanks for entering,Stellamoose. Did some helpful soul put a link in Sporting Events?
I might have put a link in the MLB PEEHS thread.

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If JM3 was a POG mod, this would have been taken care of hours ago.
Probably so, but did anyone send a post notification requesting the change or PM a mod?
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I might have put a link in the MLB PEEHS thread.


Guilty.

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re: MLB Heep | Reveal Wednesday June 21

In for this but tl;dr those parentheses the idea here is to get the most popular answer that most people will choose correct?
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:27 AM   #14
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Actually, you want the second most popular answer.
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In for second to last
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If JM3 was a POG mod, this would have been taken care of hours ago.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:33 AM   #17
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Thanks, MB!
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:54 AM   #18
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I'm confused. What is the question? Name a player at each position?
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:59 AM   #19
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I'm confused. What is the question? Name a player at each position?
Yes. I suppose my formatting could have been better, putting the verb ("Name") closer to the list of positions.
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Actually, you want the second most popular answer.


Also when the Yankees were GOATing and mets were WOATing in the mid to late 90s and mlb.tv became I thing I was a casual expos fan for a while. Vlad my favorite non Yankee of all time and those teams were fun. But best of all they had the best announcing team ever. Like major league the movie irl
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:14 PM   #21
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Who were the guys?



So literally the game is name a current baseball player? And I want to pick one I don't think anyone else will pick?
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:17 PM   #22
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So literally the game is name a current baseball player? And I want to pick one I don't think anyone else will pick?
OP says from any era, & you want to pick the 2nd most popular answer. Most popular gets 0 points, 2nd most popular gets extra points, other answers get the # of people who say them.
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Oh my. Fascinating. It seems possible that all unique answers could be given.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:23 PM   #24
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Oh my. Fascinating. It seems possible that all unique answers could be given.
Seems unlikely. This isn't like PEEHS. The idea is to get as many points as possible.
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:35 PM   #25
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Re: MLB Heep | Reveal Wednesday June 21

Thanks for helping out JM3. I sometimes over-explain, thereby obfuscating.

I was worried about having too much spread, or too much grouping (in the way my thoughts of an Elemu would end up). I think having enough entries will smooth that out. Right now we are at 8. There are 3 regs, 1 semi-reg (to my eyes, anyway), and 4 from off-POG. Just under a week to go. If we hit 20, I think all will be good.

By the way, if any entrants feel my explanation of the game was lacking (entirely possible), feel free to resubmit.
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