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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

‘Bachelor Pad’ Winner Has Baseball Past

It’s not often that 12th-round picks get $250,000, but Nick Peterson did it.

It wasn’t for what he did on the baseball field, however, but what he did on a reality television show.

Peterson, a righthander who pitched two seasons in the Yankees system, won the ABC reality show “Bachelor Pad” last night, shocking the reality show cognoscenti by keeping the $250,000 prize money for himself rather than sharing it with his partner in the game.

That’s no way to treat a lady!

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 11, 2012 at 04:21 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: general, new york yankees, television

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   1. Howie Menckel Posted: September 11, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4233150)
"It's based on the so-called "prisoner's dilemma" that weighs cooperation against betrayal. In the case of the show, if both contestants choose to share the money, they each get $125,000. If one contestant chooses to keep it all and the other chooses to share, the keeper gets all of the money. If both contestants choose to keep the money, they get nothing and the $250,000 is divided equally among the other contestants."

Yeah, this was pretty hardcore. But the guy is right - his partner mainly focused on being part of the "cool crowd," and she got her comeuppance in a dramatic way. All the cool kids were furious, of course.

And yeah, I saw this at home last night while the Mrs. was out watching Monday Night Football with her gal pals. What of it?

   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 11, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4233179)
I always liked this resolution of the prisoner's dilemma.
   3. Big Train Rollin' Posted: September 11, 2012 at 10:34 PM (#4233259)
It seems like this article broke the main Newsstand page. There is nothing below the video, not even the link to read comments here. I had to click on the hot topics in the right pane. Can Vlad fix it?
   4. base ball chick Posted: September 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4233288)
i think i am the only female in the whole world who hates this stuff and never watches it

i didn't know any man would watch it unless threatened by his woman
   5. Rants Mulliniks Posted: September 12, 2012 at 08:42 AM (#4233463)
I'm an unabashed fan of all things Bachelor. Its like TMZ, only these people actually want cameras in their faces, so there's nothing for me to feel guilty about.

I thought it was awesome that Nick kept the money, after Rachel went ballistic my wife said "I think she might be a psycho". Psycho or not, its a game, and he won fair and square.

Looks like he actually had some talent on the mound, but just couldn't get control of the ball. In his time with the Yankees orgnazation he K'd 88 in only 58.1 IP, but he also walked 54.
   6. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 12, 2012 at 09:13 AM (#4233483)
Peterson walked 75 batters in 81.1 IP for Edmonton in the Golden League in 2008...and then played for the Washington Wild Things in 2009.

You can't make this stuff up.
   7. Bruce Markusen Posted: September 12, 2012 at 02:24 PM (#4233918)
And he's related to Fritz Peterson! Well, not really.
   8. Gaelan Posted: September 12, 2012 at 02:40 PM (#4233937)
I have never watched the Bachelor Pad before but I saw this. And it was, indeed, awesome.
   9. dr. scott Posted: September 12, 2012 at 02:47 PM (#4233952)
In general I never watch these shows, but I did watch beauty and the Geek when the first season was on...

but I think I may have been the target audience...
   10. Swedish Chef Posted: September 12, 2012 at 03:15 PM (#4233990)
As any good don knows the optimal resolution to the prisoners dilemma is to off the other guy before he can squeal.

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