SURVIVAL BASEBALL RULES

INTRODUCTION
Survival Baseball will be hosted  by OfficeFootballPool.com.  This site will handle all the picks, deadlines and standings, and you will be able to see who everyone picked while the games are in progress.

JOINING THE POOL
To join Survival Baseball you will first need to visit OfficeFootballPool.com.   If you are not already registered on this site it is very easy to do so–takes less than one minute.    Link = http://www.officefootballpool.com/pools.cfm?p=2&poolid=58401&pwd=Summer2020    Poolid = 58401.    Password = Summer2020.

ALIASES
Aliases can be used to make multiple entries into the pool.  Check the FAQ page on the website to find out more about Aliases.

OBJECT OF THE GAME
You pick one Major League Baseball team per week and they need to win at least half of their games for you to advance to the next week.  If they win less than half their games, then you are eliminated. Note–Due to the shortened season, it is possible that you may be required to make TWO winning picks each week in order to survive rather than just one. We are currently working with the web host to see if that feature can be added.

DURATION
The contest begins Monday, 27 and will continue through the last full week of the season if necessary. (no postseason). If for any reason, the season does not last at least 600 games (an average of 40 games per team), all entry fee payments will be refunded and no prizes will be paid out.

ENTRY FEE:  The entry fee is $50 per entry.  You may enter as many times as you wish.  Once you sign up, an invoice will be emailed to you.  Payments accepted by Google Pay, CashApp, credit card, or check or money order payable to BoxScore Baseball.
 
PRIZES:  Survival Game Baseball is a one-winner take-all competition.

BASEBALL WEEK
For the purposes of this pool, a week starts on Monday at 8:00 AM ET and ends the following Monday at the same time.

WINNING THE POOL
The winner is the person who advances to the latest week.

TIEBREAKER
In the event that multiple entries advance to the end of the season, it will be considered a tie and the grand prize will be divided equally. If ALL survivors should ever be eliminated in any week other than the last week, everyone who was eliminated in that week will be revived and returned to the pool.

TEAM RESTRICTIONS
You may only pick a team once for the duration of the pool.  For example, if you pick the Rockies in one week, you can never pick them again.

PICK DEADLINE
The pick deadline for this pool is Monday at 10:00 PM ET.  However, once a game starts, picks for the teams involved in that game are locked and can’t be changed or entered.  You can only enter or change picks for teams that haven’t started playing that week.

AUTOPICKS
The website does not have an Autopick feature for Survival Game Baseball.  If you forget to enter your pick the pool manager will assign you the team the best record that you haven’t picked yet that has not yet started play during the current week. If no such team exists, you will be eliminated.

RAIN OUTS AND SUSPENDED GAMES
If a game is rained out or suspended, the results of that game are not counted until the game is completed.  If your picked team plays fewer games than expected, they still must win 1/2 of their games that week.  So if they only play 4 games, they need to win 2.  If they play 5 games, they need to win 3.

DOUBLEHEADERS
If your team plays a doubleheader or more games than are on the original schedule, all the games count. So if they play 7 or 8 games in a week, they must win 4 for you to advance.

MANAGER PICKS
Survival Game Baseball has the ability to change anyone’s pick anytime.  If changes are made after the pick deadline or after the games start, the picks will be flagged in the standings so everyone knows manager picks were made.

ENTERING PICKS
Each person will be responsible for entering their own picks on the website.  To enter picks, you need to sign into the website with your own personal screen name and password and go to My Picks for the picksheet.

CONFIRMING PICKS
It is the responsibility of all players to confirm that their picks are accepted properly by the website.  There are many ways to do this.  One, is to get a pick confirmation email.  When entering picks, check the box to receive a pick confirmation and the website will send it to your registered email address.  The second way to confirm that your pick was accepted is to return to the picksheet, not by using your browser’s back button, but by clicking on the PICKS link.  If your pick was accepted it will be prefilled on the picksheet.  A third way to confirm your pick is to check the standings page.  If your pick is in, it will show up on the standings or poolwide picks page.

DISPUTES
It is the responsibility of all players to ensure that their picks are entered correctly and on time.  If there is ever a discrepancy between what the website shows and what the player says he/she has entered, the website will be considered correct.  If there is ever a discrepancy between what the website shows and a pick confirmation email, the website will be considered correct. If a player waits until the last minute to enter their pick and has trouble for any reason, including website malfunctions, Internet connections, acts of nature, death, hangovers, or any other reason, that person will receive an Autopick as described above.

POOL MANAGER
BoxScore Baseball
PO Box 276
Auburn, MI  48611
(989) 274-4260
info@boxscorebaseball.com

MIDSEASON SURVIVAL BASEBALL RULES

DUE TO THE SHORTENED SEASON, THERE WILL BE NO MIDSEASON SURVIVAL BASEBALL POOL IN 2020!

JOINING THE POOL
To join Midseason Survival Baseball you will first need to visit OfficeFootballPool.com.   If you are not already registered on this site it is very easy to do so–takes less than one minute.    Link =http://www.officefootballpool.com/pools.cfm?poolid=128939&p=2&pwd=Spring2019    Poolid = 128939.    Password = Spring2019.

DURATION
The contest begins Monday, June 17 and will continue through the last full week of the season if necessary. (no postseason). All payments must by received on or before Friday, June 14 or you may be dropped from the contest.

OTHER
All other rules are consistent with the rules above for the full season Survival Game Baseball contest.