In honor of Spring Training officially getting underway on Thursday, I am opening the seeding for the 2013 MLB Tournament tomorrow. The post will be scheduled to go live at 7:00 PM EST.
Here's a brief rundown of the contest (click here for a more detailed explanation):
Each tournament round consists of 32 games, except for the final round which will be 34 games. Round 1 consists of Games 1 through 32; Round 2 consists of Games 33 through 64; Round 3 consists of Games 65 through 96; Round 4 consists of Games 97 through 128; and Round 5 consists of Games 129 through 162.
Whichever team in each two-team matchup has the best record during each round will advance. Records are reset at the beginning of each round and therefore are not cumulative. If both teams in a matchup have the same record when the round is over, then tie breakers are declared. The first tie breaker will be best record based on Head to Head play. If the two teams did not play each other during the round or if they split their series, then the tie breaker will be decided based on the team that had the best run differential over the entire round (i.e., Runs Scored minus Runs Allowed).
Selecting a Team:
This contest is open to any and all readers. Teams will be available for claiming after 7:00 PM EST on February 21st. The first person to comment and select a team based on the blog’s timestamp will earn the spot. Only one blogger will be allowed per team, and no individual may select more than one team.
Either a mention on your blog about the Uncle Doc’s Card Closet 2013 MLB Tournament Contest, or include me in your Blogroll. One of these "fees" must be done in order to qualify for a prize.
There are 30 prizes available, however, only the tournament winner will receive a prize. Here are the potential prizes:
Lower seeded teams have a higher quality prize, while higher seeded teams have a lower quality prize.