Tagged: Over/Under

Episode 39 – Season 2 – Over/Under: Battle For The Golden Jock

Three Up, Three Down is back at it for the Season 2 premiere, and what a better way to kick off the new season than with the 2nd Annual Battle for the Golden Jock.  We’ll pick our Over/Under winners for the year and see if KP can defend his title.
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Episode 31 – MVPs, Playoffs, and The Golden Jock

This episode is all about the playoffs and postseason wrap-up.  We debate the tight race between Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera for AL MVP and then switch to Buster Posey vs Ryan Braun for the NL MVP. Then the postseason takes over as we give our predictions for the World Series and recap our preseason over/under picks and who gets to wear ‘The Golden Jock’ for the first year. We’ll have you chopping, doing the Bernie, and bird watching all throughout the playoffs.

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Episode 14 Is Extremely Pristine

Three Up, Three Down comes back this week to recap the big news in baseball.   We hit the DL and also attack ‘Mapes Too Early Awards’.  It also wouldn’t be a “Three Up, Three Down” without our 3U3D Fantasy segment, which continues to provide you with some very good picks.  Sit down, grab your favorite beer, and take a listen to this week’s episode. Thanks for listening!!

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Episode 8 is Just as Great!

Hey everyone! Have you heard the news? Episode 8 is out today and personally, we think it’s better than great. This week we recap the divisions and go over the dreaded Disabled List. We also make a few over/under bets on whether Matt Kemp is human, Emilio Bonifacio will stop running, Jeter will miss a ball once in a while, and Lohse won’t throw darts all season. Tune in every week for the Three Up, Three Down segment to keep an eye on your fantasy team as well.

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Over/Under American League Style

As we talked about on Episode 4 of the Three Up, Three Down podcast that can be found on iTunes here http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=508049520 We discussed the over/under win totals for all the American League teams.  Here are the results so you can keep track of who has the best record at the end of the season.  The White Sox under and the Angels over are our two locks!


Team Wins Dorn Fileccia Boynton Peter Mapes
Yankees-93 Over Under Over Over Over
Rays-87.5 Over Over Under Over Over
Red Sox-87.5 Over Under Over Under Under
Blue Jays-81.5 Over Over Over Under Over
Orioles-71 Under Over Under Under Under
Tigers-94 Under Over Over Over Under
Royals-78.5 Over Under Over Over Over
White Sox-77.5 Under Under Under Under Under
Indians-75.5 Over Over Over Over Under
Twins-74 Under Over Under Over Over
Rangers-94 Over Under Over Under Under
Angels-89.5 Over Over Over Over Over
Athletics-73 Under Under Under Over Over
Mariners-72.5 Over Under Under Under Under

Disagree on anything?  Let us know and leave a comment!

-Bryan Mapes

MLB Fan Cave Over/Under Game! (Part Two)

In part one of the MLB Fan Cave Over/Under Game, we covered the Twitter followers each cave dweller might get while inhabiting the Big Apple .  Part two takes a look at some fun over/unders about what we except to see from the MLB Fan Cave Nine in NYC.

Pranks pulled on Shaun Kippins

Over/Under 7.5

They really opened the door for Shaun to be the fall guy for hilarity when Troy Tulowitzki punked him.  I’m sure that Ricardo has something up his sleeve.  It will be great to see if Shaun gets revenge on Tulo when he’s scheduled to visit the Fan Cave.

Tattoos gotten AND hats acquired by Benjamin Christensen

Over/Under 8.5 tattoos

Over/Under 79.5 hats

I asked the man himself for the official totals of his tattoos and hat collection.  Christensen has a staggering 38 tattoos on the sides of his body, while the hat collection is at 120.  We know that Ben has plans to add some ink while in the cave, just how many more mascots can he add?  Maybe the Rays just need to keep adding mascots every year like DJ Kitty to fill Ben’s needs.  The hats are a tricky one.  Ben’s looking to extend his collection into minor league teams as he has the majors set pretty well.  New Era being a sponsor of the Fan Cave might push this total way over, so we set the line at 200 total hats in his collection that Ben leaves NYC with.

Pizzas eaten by Ricardo Marquez

Over/Under 25.5

New York City has delicious pizza and if you follow Ricardo on Twitter, you know the dude loves him some pizza.  (Doritos tacos too)  There are 26 weeks in the MLB season, so we’re setting this that Ricardo will eat about one pizza a week in NYC.

Times Kyle Thompson reminds Ricky Mast and Shaun Kippins about the Braves collapse in 2011

Over/Under 49.5

This just seems like a natural topic to come up.  Kyle, the Cardinals fan, coming off the World Series title living with two Braves fans that his team passed in an epic collapse last season.  Bonus question is the number of times Lindsay Guentzel will remind them of the 1991 World Series.

Tomahawk chop motions by Ricky Mast 

Over/Under 3240.5

Ricky is a huge Braves fan.  This number works out to about 20 tomahawk chops a game.  Some games might be more if it’s close.

Things balanced on Gordon Mack’s chin 

Over/Under 19.5

A number that I’m most worried about.  Fans that come to the cave, might just ask Gordon to put things on his chin for fun and blow this number way over.  Even players might be intrigued by his quirky skill.

Fuhgeddaboutit’s said by Eddie Mata

Over/Under 84.5

The Brooklyn boy returns to the Big Apple.  Eddie’s personality will radiate in the cave and connect with the hometown Yankee fans.   Who wouldn’t love a few FUHGEDDABOUTIT’s in that thick accent?

Ricky Sandwiches given out 

Over/Under 99.5

The lasting image of the Fan Cave 30 in Arizona was the Ricky Sandwich.

I know quite a few people (myself included) that are already planning on getting a Ricky Sandwich of their own in NYC.  Carnegie Deli needs to get on this quick and make a sandwich for the menu.  Talking with the two Rickys, we’ve settled on carne asada topped with bacon, BBQ sauce, and monterey jack cheese.  HASHTAG delicious.

Marraige Proposals to Lindsay Guentzel and Ashley Chavez

Over/Under 199.5

This number might be too low, but I think it’s about right.  Once fans see how knowledgable, talented, and beautiful these two are; the Twitter marriage proposals are going to come flooding in, especially with the ease of doing it on Twitter.  Somewhere about one a day seems like a fair number.   And no, my proposals to them will not count towards this total.

Some great things to look forward to in the Fan Cave this season.  The countdown is on for the Japan series and opening day.  These over/unders are all in fun and as Ricardo would say POSIVIBES, great now I wonder how many times he’ll hashtag that on Twitter this season.

-Bryan Mapes

MLB Fan Cave Over/Under Game! (Part One)

Today, Major League Baseball announced the eagerly anticipated starting lineup for the 2012 MLB Fan Cave.   After the original thinking of six cave dwellers for this season, MLB wisely made the decision to increase the number to nine, cleverly portraying it as the Fan Cave starting lineup.  The winners that are moving to the Big Apple to live out their baseball dream are Lindsay Guentzel, Ricardo Marquez, Ricky Mast, Benjamin Christensen, Shaun Kippins, Eddie Mata, Kyle Thompson, Gordon Mack, and Ashley Chavez.  First off, we here at 3U3D want to congratulate the top 30 on an amazing run.  They’re great baseball fans that will continue to strive to do great things building America’s pastime.  Now that the suspense is over, it’s time to have some fun with the Fan Cave Nine.  So let’s play some over/under!

Twitter Followers for the Fan Cave Nine by the end of the regular season:

Mike O’ Hara and Ryan Wagner the 2011 Fan Cave dwellers, picked up a great following on Twitter.  This became the main interaction that took fans into the Fan Cave on any given night.  @MikeyOh21 currently is at 6,568 followers and @rwags614 is up to 6,607 followers on Twitter.  So what heights can this years dwellers achieve on the social media site?

In order of current Twitter followers at 1:18 AM on 3/9/12:


Currently 2,529

Over/Under 8,499.5

Lindsay already had a solid fan base with her media connections in Minnesota before the contest even started.  The announcement today pushed LG over 2,500.  So how does she get an over/under of almost 2,000 more than last year cave dwellers?  She’ll gain followers from EVERYONE, men will fall in love with a lovely, female baseball fan.  While female fans will follow a woman that they can see as a role model.  It really is the perfect storm.


Currently 1,104

Over/Under 6,999.5

I’m not sure how many followers O’ Hara and Wagner started with, but it’s definitely less than the base that Ricardo Marquez is bringing to NYC.  Marquez will do well picking up followers from the Los Angeles market that is one of the biggest in America.  I also expect Marquez to be around towards the end, giving him more time to pick up followers.


Currently 653

Over/Under 5,999.5

Mata follows the most people out of the top out of 1,800.  That could be Mata’s plan to follow back with everyone that shoots a follow his way.  Being a Yankee fan will also play in Mata’s favor.  What might work against him is if he can’t make it deep into the contest he’ll lose the bump quicker than the others.


Currently 576

Over/Under 5,999.5

Mast is about 75 followers behind Mata so why the same over/under?  I think the two Ricky’s will team up and people will eat it up.  Plus, when southern fans get word he’s the son of a former NASCAR driver, they’ll flock to Ricky in a heartbeat.  Didn’t you see what they did to Brad Keselowski in the Daytona 500?


Currently 298

Over/Under 5,299.5

Thompson is the wild card in this contest.  The man who came up with A-Booning will go all out to stay in the cave, as evidenced by getting over 1,800 likes on his photo in the Fan Cave 30 photo contest.  Will he be there long enough to gain 5,000 followers?  Time will tell.


Currently 264

Over/Under 5,299.5

Mack has these things working for him.  His name is really easy to remember and cool sounding, he’s a Phillies fan, and he’s already living in New York City.  Fans will be interested in seeing what he might balance on his chin in the Big Apple.


Currently 251

Over/Under 5,299.5

I think Kippins is in the same boat with Mack.  New Yorker will get plenty of support, but will he split Braves followers with Ricky Mast?  Being punked by Troy Tulowitzki already helped put him name out there.  I’m sure Hudson Valley, NY TV Station YNN will appreciate the longer Kippins keeps their station in his Twitter handle.


Currently 233

Over/Under 5,999.5

This is where I’m going out on a limb.  Benjamin Christensen will be the breakout star of the Fan Cave, at least increasing his Twitter following wise.  I think that Ben will make a deep run in the contest.  The more time, the more followers will come and his handle is just fun to say and memorable.  He’s always willing to talk baseball with ANYONE.


Currently 226

Over/Under 5,499.5

A little bit of the Guentzel theory, but not to the same extent.  She’ll get followers left and right from both men and women.  She’s been the underdog throughout this whole contest and the role seems to fit her well as she’s going to the Big Apple.  She won’t have the fewest followers in the group for long.

There’s part one of the Over/Under game all about Twitter followers.  In the coming days is part two with some fun and random over/unders, like how many pizzas do you think Ricardo can hammer down in the land of delicious thin crust.

-Bryan Mapes