HR Pool 2023

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Entry fee

Keep it at $25
6
75%
Make it $15
0
No votes
Make it $10
1
13%
Make it $5
1
13%
 
Total votes: 8

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Guardians
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HR Pool 2023

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Most of you know that I have been involved in a fun pool called the Home Run Pool for a long time now. We have had several IBCers win over the years (Jake Levine, Jim Berger, Brett Degen, myself). The old guys who run it have mostly handed over the keys to me, which means I can modernize it a little. But I'd like your feedback. For this year, entries will be accepted directly on the site through Google forms. No more paper. Paypal will be accepted. No more checks. What's the right price point for entry? It's currently $25. Last year's winner took in $2,000. Does that need to change?
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Re: HR Pool 2023

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This is one of those fine line lottery questions. Like would more people participate if it was cheaper, or would you just have the same amount of people submitting more entries for the same amount they usually spend.

If there has been significant input saying people would like to spend less, then 10/15 is a good option, otherwise you are just going to end up with the latter result.
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Re: HR Pool 2023

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I'm going to hop back in this year. It's a season long (very long) bet so I wouldn't drop it from $25.
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Re: HR Pool 2023

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If any change, why not just an even 20?
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Re: HR Pool 2023

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Settled on $25. If we need to adjust in the future, we can.

We're LIVE! https://thehomerunpool.wordpress.com/

I hope you'll enter.
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Re: HR Pool 2023

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Guys,

Two weeks until opening day, which is the deadline for HR Pool entries. I hope you'll enter. Get the form at https://thehomerunpool.wordpress.com/

Entries are $25. and Paypal can be sent (to Friends and Family) to @patrickgillespie1.
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Re: HR Pool 2023

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For those who are interested: entries due before 1 p.m. on March 30 (Opening Day). Make sure you don't forget. With online payment and easy entries, I expect the pool to grow from the 200+ entries last year.
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Re: HR Pool 2023

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Alright guys: last reminder. Entries are due by first pitch on THURSDAY. Get your entries in and share with your friends. Let's make this year the biggest ever.
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Re: HR Pool 2023

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Thanks to those who participated this year. We are at 203 entries, which is pretty good. IBCers participating:

me, JB, Degen, Jim B, Matt, Nate, Pat Bishop, Nils, Larry, and Stephen.

Good luck to everyone and for everyone else, I hope you'll consider participating and sending to friends next year.

https://thehomerunpool.wordpress.com/leaderboard/
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