Saturday, September 13, 2008

Entry Period For Contest #1 Closed

Moose just threw his first pitch and with that the ability to enter the first DVD giveaway contest is gone. But fear not, there are 4 more contests yet to come, and you can enter at any time. The first contest had only 5 total entries (Kim, Dan, Dave, Tom and Joe) which is surprising since a couple hundred people have checked out the blog since I mentioned it days ago. For those with short-term memory, I'm giving away 5 copies of the soon-to-be released Essential Games Of Yankee Stadium DVD Box Set, one during each of the remaining Yankees series this year. All one had to do to enter was send me an e-mail with an answer to a question. Pretty simple. You'll find more details about entering for the other 4 giveaways further down this post. So good luck to the 5 that entered. 1 in 5 chance of winning. Not bad.

The first question was: How many total runs and hits will the Yankees have in their 3 games against the Rays? Here are their guesses:

  1. Dan = 24
  2. Dave = 27
  3. Joe =28
  4. Kim = 39
  5. Tom = 54

If anyone is interested in entering for a chance to win one of the 4 remaining DVD sets, here are the remaining questions and details on how to enter:

  1. How many total extra base hits, walks and stolen bases will the Yankees have in their 3 games against the Orioles?
  2. How many total strikeouts will the Yankee pitchers have in their 4 games against the White Sox?
  3. What will be the total combined attendance for their 3 game series in Toronto? (attendance figure will be taken from the box score)
  4. What will the Yankees team batting average be for their 3 game series against Boston?
  • E-mail your guess to me at the e-mail address listed in the upper left under "contact me"
    1 guess per person
  • Leave a comment to let me know that you submitted your guess along with your name (first name and initial)
  • Make sure to put your name in the comment if you're posting it as an anonymous user, so I know who is who and can match them up with your e-mail
  • There is no need to leave the guess in the comments--this will negate the "price is right" strategy
  • The deadline to submit a guess for the 2nd giveaway is Monday at 7:05 pm EST, which is when the 1st game of the Yankees/White Sox series starts . So get your guesses in before then and you're good.
  • You can submit a guess for all remaining questions at once

Answers will be in the form of a number. The person that guesses the correct "answer" for the corresponding questions, or comes closest to the correct answer without going over will win. Any ties will be broken by random drawing of all those who are correct or tied for closest to without going over. You can only win once, so if you win the DVD for the 2nd series, you won't be eligible for any of the remaining giveaways. Win the 3rd giveaway and you can't win for the 4th or 5th, and so on. I am going to post each person's guess for each series shortly after the first pitch of the series is thrown, once the game is official.

Good luck.