Stephen Colbert Takes on Major League Baseball in Beat The Streak Challenge

Stephen Colbert Takes on Major League Baseball in Beat The Streak ChallengeHaving just returned from nearly conquering the Bermuda Triangle, Stephen Colbert has now agreed to take on Major League Baseball. On Thursday, MLB’s Twitter account, @MLB, challenged The Colbert Report host to “Beat the Streak” asking:

“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.”

Thems are fighting words!

According to mlb.com, the proposal was as such: over the course of three days from June 13-15, both Colbert’s twitter account (AKA Stephen Colbert) and @MLB will each choose three major league players – one chosen per day.

If Colbert’s players get a hit each day (a hit in each game would constitute a streak – hence the name Beat the Streak) and @MLB’s players don’t then Colbert wins. If Satan gets involved, curses the contest and causes @MLB’s players to hit for a streak while Colbert’s players don’t, then @MLB wins.

However, if both sets of players hit for a streak, I would assume that the set with the most hits wins. I don’t know for sure though. Or maybe the Apocalypse happens? Not sure. We’ll see.

Anyhow, Colbert accepted tweeting, “@MLB challenged me to Beat The Streak. If I win, I get control of their Twitter for 24 hrs! I ACCEPT! My first pick 6/13!”

Stephen Colbert Takes on Major League Baseball in Beat The Streak Challenge

GAME ON!!! And as mlb.com explains, “If Colbert can out-pick @MLB, he has a direct line to over 1.2 million baseball fans for all of his political rants, anti-bear propaganda and presidential campaign announcements.”

Dear Cubs fans, don’t take it personally.