Twitter Game Rules

Published: 7/18/2022

Author: OnlyHomers

Last Updated: Monday July 18, 2022

 

HOW TO PLAY

 

You may choose three players every day that you think will homer that day. All picks must be submitted prior to first pitch for the game they are in. Picks for that particular game will lock at the scheduled first pitch time, so picks must be submitted AT LEAST one minute prior to scheduled first pitch. 

 

You will receive one point for each homer hit by one of your players. For example: If you pick Mike Trout, Aaron Judge and Bryce Harper, and Trout hits two home runs and Bryce Harper hits one, you will receive three points that day.

 

Picks must only be submitted by replying to the daily picks tweet on our Twitter: @OnlyHomers

 

When submitting picks, include the players full name. For example, if you want Trea Turner, do not say “Turner” but instead say “Trea Turner” Without this, we will be unable to credit a home run because we will be unsure which Turner you meant. Also, please put each player on separate lines or have a comma in between. Our system is automated, without being clear it may not know who you are picking for the day and could impact your score.

 

Also, if possible, please refrain from using accents. The bot struggles to recognize players when accents are used. We have been adding inputs for some players to get through with accents, but it still does struggle for a lot of players so far.

 

Players may be added, changed or removed until one minute prior to the scheduled first pitch time. It is the responsibility of the participant to know if the players they select are in the lineup, or if they are on the active roster. Picks may not be changed once the player’s organization’s game begins, even if they are not in the lineup or on the active roster that day. 

 

When changing picks, please reply to the tweet posted by OnlyHomers, not your own. That way our bot will pick up your change.

 

It is the participant’s responsibility to remember to submit their picks each day, and to submit them in a correct format. 

 

DOUBLEHEADER RULES

 

Players in doubleheaders can earn points for both games, as long as the player is chosen before first pitch (see first pitch lock rules above) of game one of the doubleheader. Players in a doubleheader may not be chosen or switched out once game one of the double header begins, even if they are not in the lineup for game two.

 

DELAYS/POSTPONEMENTS/SUSPENDED GAMES

 

Picks lock at the scheduled first pitch time (the time listed on MLB.com as of the previous night), even if the game is delayed due to weather or other circumstances. The picks will stay locked for that game unless the game is eventually postponed. If the game receives a postponement, you are free to change any players picked for the postponed game to other players.

 

If the game starts, but is then postponed/suspended, even if the game lasts just one pitch, it is considered official for our game and picks may not be changed.

 

If a game is suspended and then resumed on a future date, participants will receive points for homers hit on the day the home run was hit. For example, if you chose Bryce Harper and the Phillies game was suspended in the 4th inning on 7/2 and he did not hit a home run on that date, you will not receive points. If he then hits a homer on 7/4 when the game is continued from the 4th inning, you will only receive points if you chose him on 7/4. For days where a team is continuing a suspended game, doubleheader rules apply where a pick involving the player must be submitted prior to first pitch of the FIRST game played. No changes can be made involving players from those teams after scheduled first pitch time of the first game.

 

 

SCORING/LEADERBOARD

 

All points are actively posted on our website here.

 

If you feel your score is incorrect, please DM @OnlyHomers with specifics on why you think it is incorrect. The leaderboard will be reviewed at that time.

 

We occassionally will go through to validate or correct any points. If you witness a point reduction or gain when no game is happening, this will be due to periodic manual checks. 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

 

We reserve the right to amend the rules at any point. It is the participant’s responsibility to check the rules regularly. The date of the most recent change will always be listed on top so as to indicate if any rules were changed.