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Comedian Stephen Colbert Accepts MLB Beat the Streak Challenge.

Major League Baseball extended a challenge to comedian, Stephen Colbert, late last week via twitter.

According to MLB.com, the league extended the following challenge:

“Is @StephenAtHome up to the Beat the Streak challenge? Does he like fun? If he wins, the keys to @MLB are his for 24 hours #BTS challenge.”

The stakes – if Colbert out-picks MLB, he get’s to take control of the @MLB twitter account for 24-hours.

Colbert accepted the challenge and will make his picks starting Monday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 15.

Source: Bleacher Report.

(Thanks to colbertnewshelper for the link.)

  1. susan209
    June 14, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    I am sports impaired! It sounds exciting, but can someone explain this for the sports challenged? What exactly does he have to do to win? Is this like a football pool?


    • lockhart43
      June 15, 2011 at 12:31 AM

      Here’s a bit more info about Beat the Streak: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110609&content_id=20260334&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

      Apparently, if Stephen can out-pick the @MLB twitter account three days in a row, then he gets control of their twitter feed. In order to out-pick, he (I imagine it’s not actually Stephen who’s picking, since he’s not the only one who updates the twitter page) has to pick one player to get at least one hit that day. According to the link, they are in a 1-1 tie, as both picks managed a hit yesterday.

      Hope that helps 🙂


  2. anais0509
    June 14, 2011 at 11:24 PM

    Count me in as one of the confused and in need of ‘splainin’.


    • Arkadina
      June 15, 2011 at 3:40 AM

      Baseball? Well, I…..yeah……….whaaat?! I went to a ball game once. Someone threw peanuts at me!

      I was hoping he’d accept Equitrekking’s Daytime Emmy-Faceoff Horse Race Challenge instead.


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