Showing posts with label Contests/Giveaways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Contests/Giveaways. Show all posts

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Who's Going To Win "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood"

Seven people entered for a chance to win a copy of Jane Leavy's new book, "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood." The winner is the person who comes closest to guessing how many total runs the Yankees and Rangers will score in the ALCS. Surprisingly, none of the 7 guessed the same total and everyone is in the same ballpark. The only way the tie-breakers come into play is if the two teams score less than 38 runs. Here are the contestants and their guesses:

Scott = 38 (76 hits, 60 K, 17 BB)
Dan = 43 (65 hits, 45 K, 24 BB)
Joe = 44 (37 hits, 50 Ks 36 BB)
Don = 45 (61 hits, 69 K, 13 BB)
Dave = 46 (82 hits, 36 K, 18 BB)
Andy = 47 (103 hits, 60 K, 24 BB)
Nick = 49 (104 hits, 47 K, 26 BB)

Good luck guys.

J-Boogie

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Contest Giveaway: Win A Copy Of The New Mickey Mantle Bio

Just a reminder that I'm giving away a copy of Jane Leavy's new book, "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood." Entering is simple. All you need to do is this:

1)Send me an e-mail (address in upper left) with how many total runs will be scored by both teams in the ALCS. Just need one total. Subject can be "Mantle book contest"

2)Include in your e-mail how many combined total hits, and combined total strikeouts, and combined total walks there will be in the ALCS. These will be used (in order) to break ties.

Pretty simple, eh? Deadline to enter is 1st pitch of the ALCS. Winner will be the person closest to the combined runs total, without going over of course. In the event a tie-breaker is needed, also guess the following: total combined hits, total combined strikeouts, total combined walks. Hits will be tie-breaker #1, Ks will be tie-breaker #2, and walks will be #3. So if two people predict the same # of runs and hits, I'll go to Ks. If still tied, I'll go with walks. If still tied, I'm not sure what I'll do.

Good luck.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,

J-Boogie

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Win A Copy of "The Last Boy:Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood"

I was lucky enough to get a copy of Jane Leavy's new book, "The Last Boy:Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood" to give away to one of my blog readers. First, some background on the book. Second, the contest details. If you don't feel like reading through the book description just keep scrolling. If you don't feel like participating in the contest, the book is available now.

Here's a book description, as listed on the publisher's website:

Jane Leavy, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy, returns with a biography of an American original—number 7, Mickey Mantle. Drawing on more than five hundred interviews with friends and family, teammates, and opponents, she delivers the definitive account of Mantle's life, mining the mythology of The Mick for the true story of a luminous and illustrious talent with an achingly damaged soul.

Meticulously reported and elegantly written, The Last Boy is a baseball tapestry that weaves together episodes from the author's weekend with The Mick in Atlantic City, where she interviewed her hero in 1983, after he was banned from baseball, with reminiscences from friends and family of the boy from Commerce, Oklahoma, who would lead the Yankees to seven world championships, be voted the American League's Most Valuable Player three times, win the Triple Crown in 1956, and duel teammate Roger Maris for Babe Ruth's home run crown in the summer of 1961—the same boy who would never grow up.

As she did so memorably in her biography of Sandy Koufax, Jane Leavy transcends the hyperbole of hero worship to reveal the man behind the coast-to-coast smile, who grappled with a wrenching childhood, crippling injuries, and a genetic predisposition to alcoholism. In The Last Boy she chronicles her search to find out more about the person he was and, given what she discovers, to explain his mystifying hold on a generation of baseball fans, who were seduced by that lopsided, gap-toothed grin. It is an uncommon biography, with literary overtones: not only a portrait of an icon, but an investigation of memory itself. How long was the Tape Measure Home Run? Did Mantle swing the same way right-handed and left-handed? What really happened to his knee in the 1951 World Series? What happened to the red-haired, freckle-faced boy known back home as Mickey Charles?

"I believe in memory, not memorabilia," Leavy writes in her preface. But in The Last Boy, she discovers that what we remember of our heroes—and even what they remember of themselves—is only where the story begins.

Sounds like a good read, eh? I can't wait to get into it and write up a review for my Boogie Down Book Club. As mentioned, I have a copy to give away. So here's what we're going to do. It's simple: Send me an e-mail (contact info in upper left) with your prediction on how many total runs will be scored by both teams in this year's ALCS. I'd say to leave your guess in the comments but an e-mail prevents people from "price is righting" one another.

Winner will be the person closest to the combined runs total, without going over of course. In the event a tie-breaker is needed, also guess the following: total combined hits, total combined strikeouts, total combined walks. Hits will be tie-breaker #1, Ks will be tie-breaker #2, and walks will be #3. So if two people predict the same # of runs and hits, I'll go to Ks. If still tied, I'll go with walks. If still tied, I'm not sure what I'll do. Here's a summary of what to do:

1)Send me an e-mail (address in upper left) with how many total runs will be scored by both teams in the ALCS. Just need one total. Subject can be "Mantle book contest"
2)Include in your e-mail how many combined total hits, and combined total strikeouts, and combined total walks there will be in the ALCS.

I'll take it from there. Any questions, feel free to fire off a comment. Good luck and go Yankees!

Peace, love and Pinstripes,

J-Boogie

Monday, June 22, 2009

Win Tickets To See Yankees/Red Sox

Are you a Yankees fan (or a Red Sox fan) that's feeling lucky and in a giving mood? If so, then this raffle is for you. Celebrities For Charity is raffling off 2 Legends Suite tickets to the August 8th Yankees/Red Sox game. The prize also includes hotel accommodations to the Marriott Marquis Times Square in NYC, a $250 travel voucher, as well as a cash prize to mitigate taxes as a result of winning the raffle. Tickets are only $2 each (minimum purchase = 5 tickets) and all proceeds go to charity. The deadline for the raffle is August 5, 2009 at 11am EDT.

For more information about the raffle, you can click here.

Sounds like a sweet deal. Good luck. You'll need it because I'm going to win.

J-Boogie

Saturday, April 4, 2009

And The Winners Are.....

The Yanks closed out their spring today walloping the Cubs 11-1. Here is how the contest to win a copy of the Essential Games of Yankee Stadium DVD box set played out:

How many total runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series? Actual = 22, Winner = Mr. Faded Glory

  • Brandon = 11, Craig = 17, Rob = 18, Alex = 18, Mr. Faded Glory = 19, Dean = 24, Darren = 24, Steve = 25

How many total hits will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?, Actual = 38, Winner = Dean

  • Brandon = 25, Mr. Faded Glory = 32, Craig = 33, Alex = 34, Rob = 35, Dean = 38, Steve = 40, Darren = 40

How many total strikeouts will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series? Actual = 25, Winner = Alex

  • Brandon = 12, Craig = 14, Mr. Faded Glory = 18, Alex = 20, Rob = 28, Darren = 28, Dean = 29, Steve = 40

How many total home runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series? Actual = 8, Winner via tie-breaker = Steve

  • Alex = 2, Brandon = 3, Mr. Faded Glory = 3, Craig = 4, Darren = 4, Rob = 4, Dean = 5, Steve = 5

How many total walks will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series? Actual = 13, Winner = Rob (since Dean & Mr. Faded Glory already won)

  • Alex = 4, Craig = 7, Brandon = 8, Rob =11, Dean = 11, Mr. Faded Glory = 12, Steve = 15, Darren = 20

The tie-breakers was how many autographs do I have in my collection?

  • Darren = 0, Rob = 27, Craig = 29, Brandon = 36, Alex = 60, Mr. Faded Glory = 76, Dean = 176, Steve = 202

So congrats to Mr. Faded Glory, Dean, Alex, Steve, and Rob. I'll be e-mailing you for your address. Better luck next time to Craig, Darren, and Brandon. Speaking of next time, I should be getting some copies of the New York Yankees Perfect Game and No-Hitters DVD box set in a couple of weeks, so make sure to check back for another contest.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,

J-Boogie

Friday, April 3, 2009

DVD Contest Entries

Chien-Ming Wang just delivered the first pitch to Aaron Miles (a strike), and with that chance to win the Essential Games of Yankee Stadium DVD box set has come and gone. I am giving away 5 copies of the box set and there are 8 participants, so the odds of winning are pretty good. Here are the questions with everyone's guesses (please feel free to double check for errors):

How many total runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?

  • Brandon = 11, Craig = 17, Rob = 18, Alex = 18, Mr. Faded Glory = 19, Dean = 24, Darren = 24, Steve = 25

How many total hits will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?

  • Brandon = 25, Mr. Faded Glory = 32, Craig = 33, Alex = 34, Rob = 35, Dean = 38, Steve = 40, Darren = 40

How many total strikeouts will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?

  • Brandon = 12, Craig = 14, Mr. Faded Glory = 18, Alex = 20, Rob = 28, Darren = 28, Dean = 29, Steve = 40

How many total home runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?

  • Alex = 2, Brandon = 3, Mr. Faded Glory = 3, Craig = 4, Darren = 4, Rob = 4, Dean = 5, Steve = 5

How many total walks will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?

  • Alex = 4, Craig = 7, Brandon = 8, Rob =11, Dean = 11, Mr. Faded Glory = 12, Steve = 15, Darren = 20

And the tie-breakers:

How many autographs do I have in my collection?

  • Darren = 0, Rob = 27, Craig = 29, Brandon = 36, Alex = 60, Mr. Faded Glory = 76, Dean = 176, Steve = 202

The correct number of autographs I have in my collection is 255 so ties will be broken in the following order: Steve, Dean, Mr. Faded Glory, Alex, Brandon, Craig, Rob, Darren

I don't think we'll need the 2nd tie-breaker but here were the guesses for what will be the total # of points scored in Monday night's (April 6) NCAA men's national championship game?

  • Rob = 140, Alex = 210, Brandon = 171, Craig = 191, Dean = 163, Steve = 150, Darren = 198, Mr. Faded Glory = 115

Thanks to the 8 of you for entering. Good luck and I'll be in contact with the winners sometime after Saturday's game for your address. Thanks again.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,

J-Boogie

Last Chance To Enter To Win Yankees DVDs

The new stadium gets christened tonight and to celebrate, I'm giving away some DVDs, the Essential Games of Yankee Stadium DVD box set. You don't know where you're going if you don't look back, and what better way to do that then with this DVD set. All you have to do to enter is e-mail me the answers to the following questions before tonight's game starts:

  1. How many total runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  2. How many total hits will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  3. How many total strikeouts will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  4. How many total home runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  5. How many total walks will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  6. How many autographs do I have in my collection?
  7. What will be the total # of points scored in Monday night's (April 6) NCAA men's national championship game?

Send me an e-mail (click the link or use the address in upper left under "contact me") with the answers to the above questions and you can win a copy of the Essential Games of Yankee Stadium DVD box set. Questions 1-5 are part of the contest. Questions 6 and 7 will be used as tie-breakers. If you correctly guess the correct total for any of the questions (1-5), or are closest to it without going over, you could win. Deadline to enter is 7:05pm EST this Friday April 3rd. Each question (1-5) will have a winner. One entry per person and you can only win once.

That's it in a nutshell but you can click here for more details or e-mail me with questions. Good luck!

J-Boogie

Thursday, April 2, 2009

This Could Be The Easiest Prize You'll Ever Win

  1. How many total runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  2. How many total hits will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  3. How many total strikeouts will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  4. How many total home runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  5. How many total walks will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  6. How many autographs do I have in my collection?
  7. What will be the total # of points scored in Monday night's (April 6) NCAA men's national championship game?

Send me an e-mail (click the link or use the address in upper left under "contact me") with the answers to the above questions and you can win a copy of the Essential Games of Yankee Stadium DVD box set. Questions 1-5 are part of the contest. Questions 6 and 7 will be used as tie-breakers. If you correctly guess the correct total for any of the questions (1-5), or are closest to it without going over, you could win. Deadline to enter is 7:05pm EST this Friday April 3rd. Each question (1-5) will have a winner. One entry per person and you can only win once.

That's it in a nutshell but you can click here for more details or e-mail me with questions. Good luck!

J-Boogie

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Show Me How Smart You Are And Win A Prize

  1. How many total runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  2. How many total hits will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  3. How many total strikeouts will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  4. How many total home runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  5. How many total walks will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in their 2 game series?
  6. How many autographs do I have in my collection?
  7. What will be the total # of points scored in Monday night's (April 6) NCAA men's national championship game?

Send me an e-mail (click the link or use the address in upper left under "contact me") with the answers to the above questions and you can win a copy of the Essential Games of Yankee Stadium DVD box set. Questions 1-5 are part of the contest. Questions 6 and 7 will be used as tie-breakers. If you correctly guess the correct total for any of the questions (1-5), or are closest to it without going over, you could win. Deadline to enter is 7:05pm EST this Friday April 3rd. Each question (1-5) will have a winner. One entry per person and you can only win once.

That's it in a nutshell but you can click here for more details or e-mail me with questions. Good luck!

J-Boogie

Monday, March 30, 2009

Win Some Yankee DVDs

Not sure how many of you remember the contest I ran last September where I gave away 5 copies of the Essential Games Of Yankee Stadium DVD box set. Well with the new season upon us, I'm going to give away another 5, with the help of the good people at A&E. For those not familiar with these box sets, it's 6 classic Yankee games on DVD. If you'd like more details on the DVDs, click here.

I'm going to do this contest in the same manner I did the last one. I'm going to throw out 5 questions and the person who gets an answer correct will win the DVDs. There will be one winner per question. The person who is closest to the correct answer without going over will win. Ties will be broken with a "bonus" question. Each question will have 1 winner. You can only win once so if you win for the 1st question, you can't win for the others. Any questions, please let me know in your e-mail.

I am going to tie-in the 5 questions into this weekend's exhibition series against the Cubs. Here are the 5 questions:

  1. How many total runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in the 2 game series?
  2. How many total hits will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in the 2 game series?
  3. How many total strikeouts will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in the 2 game series?
  4. How many total home runs will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in the 2 game series?
  5. How many total walks will the Yankees and Cubs combine for in the 2 game series?

In the event of a tie, the tie-breaker question will be:

How many autographs do I have in my collection?

In the event of a 2nd tie, a 2nd tie-breaker question will be:

What will be the total number of points scored in Monday's (April 6th) NCAA Men's National Championship basketball game?

In the event of another tie, I'll do a random drawing from those who are still tied.

Please remember the winners will be those that are closest to the answer without going over. Here's what I need you to do if you want to enter:

  • E-mail your guess to me at the e-mail address listed in the upper left under "contact me"
    1 guess per person
  • 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 is Friday at 7:05 pm EST, which is when the Yankees/Cubs game starts . So get your guesses in before then and you're good.

The answers to the question will be in the form of a number. The person that guesses the correct answer for the question, or comes closest to the correct answer without going over will win. Any ties will be broken by the tie-breaker questions. I am going to post each person's guesses shortly after the first pitch of the Friday game is thrown. You can only win once, so if you win the DVD for the one of the questions, you can't win the other if you happen to win that one also.

Thanks and good luck!

J-Boogie

Catching Up From The Weekend

Greetings everyone. I hope you had a great weekend. Please forgive my absence. My home PC got sacked with a nasty virus on Thursday night and it took me all weekend to fix it and deem it healthy. I was trying to find a "crack" or a "serial key" for a program and must have clicked on something I shouldn't have because the next thing I know my web searches were being redirected and I couldn't get any of my virus/security programs to load. The system was freezing and wouldn't reboot properly. But I think it's good to go now. Enough about me, let's talk Yankees:


  • Joe Girardi named Brett Gardner the Opening Day starting CF. That decision ended up being a no-brainer. Gardner definitely earned the spot. He had a great spring and deserves the nod. I will give Melky some credit though. He had a much better spring than I would have imagined. Melky's spring average is now up over 300 and his OBP is about 400. I didn't see that coming. I still think Melky should be traded but I doubt it's going to happen.
  • CC Sabathia is getting the ball on Opening Day. He's also going to start the home opener. This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. CC was brought here to be the #1. He's definitely the best SP on the roster and the more starts he gets the better.
  • Girardi has also decided to flip-flop Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon in the lineup, batting the Captain in the leadoff position. I can get down with that. Jeter hits into a lot of DPs and that number is going nowhere but down if he's batting leadoff. I also like having a lefty in the 2 hole. Having a lefty batting 2nd should cut down on DPs and should also move the runners over more. A grounder to the left side usually freezes the runner on 2nd. If Damon grounds to the right side, like he should, that runner on 2nd will get to move over to 3rd. It's a wise move by the Yankee skipper. Even though both Damon and Jeter are moving out of their ideal lineup spots, it should work well. Very well.
  • We're now a week away from Opening Day and I'm getting very excited. It's been a long spring and regular season baseball can't get here soon enough. I'm tired of not getting to watch these guys play. Not enough games are on TV and the radio doesn't really do it for me in the spring.
  • I'm not sure how everyone fared in their NCAA March Madness pools, but I totally flamed out over the weekend. I was cruising and well on my way to cutting down the nets, but in typical J-Boogie fashion, I couldn't "Mariano" it. I had a final four of Louisville, Memphis, Pittsburgh, and Oklahoma. None of them won. At least I did better than last year. I finished 2nd to last. Ugh. I have the worst luck.

Make sure you check back later today. I'm going to be giving away another 5 copies of the Essential Games Of Yankee Stadium DVD box set. I'm going to tie it in with the 2 exhibition games this weekend against the Cubs. The contest details will be up later today. For those not familiar with the box set, it's 6 classic games on DVD:

  • 1976 ALCS GAME 5 VS. KANSAS CITY ROYALS: Chris Chambliss' walk-off home run sends the Yankees to their first World Series since 1964.
  • 1977 WORLD SERIES GAME 6 VS. LOS ANGELES DODGERS: Reggie Jackson's historic three-home-run-game propels the Bronx Bombers to another World Series Championship.
  • 1995 ALDS GAME 2 VS. SEATTLE MARINERS: This 15-inning drama ended with Jim Leyritz's walk-off home run and featured home runs from Don Mattingly, Paul O'Neill, and Ruben Sierra. With 3 &1/3 innings in relief by a young Mariano Rivera who notched the win.
  • 1996 WORLD SERIES GAME 6 VS. ATLANTA BRAVES: After New York lost the first two games of the 1996 World Series, they won the next four and finished with a Game 6-celebration that shook Yankee Stadium with delight.
  • 2001 WORLD SERIES GAME 4 VS. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS: History unfolded when Tino Martinez hit a 2-out, bottom of the 9th, two-run homer to tie the game. Then in the 10th, "Mr. November" Derek Jeter's game-winning home run ended another remarkable victory.
  • 2003 ALCS GAME 7 VS. BOSTON RED SOX: With a World Series appearance at stake, aces on the mound, and white knuckles everywhere, Aaron Boone stroked the game-winning home run to seal the Yankees' 11-inning victory.

I'll also be giving away some copies of the New York Yankees Perfect Games & No-Hitters DVD box set in the future. So check back for that as well.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,

J-Boogie

Monday, March 16, 2009

Win A Trip To The All-Star Game And Some Other Fun Stuff

I moved to Raleigh, NC in 1997. At the time the Raleigh-Durham area was the best place to go for jobs and whatnot. It turned out to also be a great place to get a great sandwich. About 2 miles down the road from my apartment was a Schlotzsky's. We don't have Schlotzsky's up here in Buffalo and I really wish we did because the sambos are really good. i used to get this roast beef sandwich on sourdough. I haven't had one in about 8 years but I can still taste it. Mmm mmm good.

Now, in honor of their new Big League Clubz sandwiches, the delicious restaurant has something yummy for baseball fans - a whole slew of contests and games at BigLeagueClubz.com.

Here's your chance to win a trip to St. Louis for the All-Star Game, get a personalized mini-bat, play games online, and get baseball scores on your desktop. All very cool stuff.

You can register online at BigLeagueClubz.com to enter the All-Star Game contest.

To get the mini-bat, you need to visit a Schlotzsky’s and try one of the Big League Clubz sandwiches. You'll get baseball cards for doing this at the store. Collect three cards, and upload a pic of yourself holding the cards, and if you're one of the first 1,000 to do, you'll get a free personalized mini-bat. They sent me the cards as part of this promo so I will be doing this very soon so you can check and see what I did. Assuming I can find them that is. While I was in Toronto, the wife did some "nesting" with the baby coming in 6 weeks, and I think she moved them.

Anyhow, check all this stuff out at BigLeagueClubz.com. Good luck!

Peace, love and Pinstripes (and be back later with some Yankee stuff),

J-Boogie

ps - if this post looks familiar, it should. The good people at Subway Squawkers (aka Lisa) were kind enough to let me "plagiarize" what they wrote. I couldn't have said it better myself. The part about eating at Schlotzsky's in Raleigh is true though. Man they had some great sambos.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Win Some Yankees/Red Sox/Mets DVDs

Lisa from Subway Squawkers e-mailed me to let me know that they are giving away some DVD box sets for the holiday. Here are the DVDs that readers can win:

"Essential Games of Yankee Stadium"
"Essential Games of Shea Stadium"
"Essential Games of Fenway Park"

They have 5 copies of each to give away and all you have to do to enter is send them an e-mail. Looks like it's a random drawing. You can find more details about it by clicking here.

J-Boogie

Monday, September 29, 2008

Contest # 5 Winner

Congrats to Dan who is the winner of the final contest. Dan wins a copy of the Essential Games Of Yankee Stadium DVD Box Set. The question for this giveaway was: What will the Yankees team batting average be for their 3 game series against Boston? The team's AVG for the 3 game set was .336 (39 for 116; game 1=20-44, game 2=10-35, game 3=9-37). Dan had guessed .281 and ended up being closest to the actual total. Congrats again.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and special thanks again to Suzanne for hooking me up with 5 copies to give away. If anyone is interested in purchasing the box set or finding out more info about it, you can click this link.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,

J-Boogie

Friday, September 26, 2008

Contest #5 Entry Period Is Closed

I've been a little busy today and haven't had time to write something about my trip to see the Yanks play in Toronto, but it's coming. Just wanted to hop on real quick and say tonight's game against the Red Sox has started which means the ability to enter the 5th and final contest has passed. For those with short-term memory, I'm giving away a copy of the Essential Games Of Yankee Stadium DVD Box Set.

The question for the final giveaway was: What will the Yankees team batting average be for their 3 game series against Boston? (If a game happens to get rained out, I'm just going to use their average for the games they end up playing, so long as it's not just one).

There are 2 people entered in this contest and their guesses are:

  • Gene = .245
  • Dan = .281

Thanks guys,and good luck!

J-Boogie

Contest Reminder

There is still plenty of time to submit a guess for a chance to win a copy of the Essential Games Of Yankee Stadium DVD Box Set. Guesses for the question need to be submitted by 7:05pm tonight. The question for this series is: What will the Yankees team batting average be for their 3 game series against Boston? To enter all you have to do is the following:

  • 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 is Tonight (Friday) at 7:05 pm EST, which is when the 1st game of the Yankees/Red Sox series starts . So get your guesses in before then and you're good.

The answers to the question will be in the form of a number. The person that guesses the correct "answer" for the question, 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. 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.

Thanks and good luck.

J-Boogie

Contest #4 Winner/Final Contest Details

Just got back from Toronto. I'll be back sometime tomorrow with that post. The only internet access I could get was in the Rogers Centre itself, so I'll I got to do was check my e-mail. We had 3 guesses for the 4th of 5 Essential Games Of Yankee Stadium DVD Box Set Giveaways. The question for the Yankees/Jays series was: What will be the total combined attendance for their 3 game series in Toronto? (attendance figure will be taken from the yahoo.com box score)? The 3 guesses were:

  • Gene = 53000
  • Joe = 100,000
  • Dan = 102,231

The final total attendance for the 3 game series per the Yahoo.com box scores was 100,263 (Tuesday = 27216 , Wednesday = 28701, Thursday = 44346). Joe was off by 263! Joe, some advice: get to Burbank and get yourself on to The Price Is Right! Holy cow! I was there for the 3 game series and thought for sure Gene had it wrapped up. The Jays' season finale was Thursday and that made up for the low attendance in a big way. Congrats Joe!

There is still one of the DVDs to give away. The final contest starts tonight (Friday) at 7:05pm when the Yanks/Sox series starts. The question for this giveaway is:

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 5th and final giveaway is Friday at 7:05 pm EST, which is when the 1st game of the Yankees/Red Sox series starts . So get your guesses in before then and you're good.

The answers to the question will be in the form of a number. The person that guesses the correct "answer" for the question, 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.

Thanks and good luck.

J-Boogie

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Contest #4 Entry Period Closed

Tonight's game against the Jays has started which means the ability to enter the 4th contest has passed.

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 has 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 last giveaway further down this post. So good luck to those that entered. I will come back and post the guesses once the game is official, or possibly later as I'm in Toronto right now and likely have little or no access to the Internet. (I'm writing this post on Monday with a post time of 7:07 Tuesday).

The question for the 4th giveaway was: What will be the total combined attendance for their 3 game series in Toronto? (attendance figure will be taken from the yahoo.com box score)

If anyone is interested in entering for a chance to win the last DVD set, here is the question and details on how to enter:

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 last giveaway is Friday at 7:05 pm EST, which is when the 1st game of the Yankees/Red Sox series starts . So get your guesses in before then and you're good.

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 4th series, you won't be eligible for the 5th.

Thanks and good luck.

J-Boogie

Monday, September 22, 2008

Remembering Yankee Stadium

So I am the only one out there who has watched the post game celebration from last night a couple thousand times? OK, maybe it's more like four, but it's something I could watch over and over again and never grow tired of. It was truly incredible and I've never felt so proud to be a Yankee fan. To piggy back on the legendary Joe DiMaggio's famous quote, I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee fan. Call me Buzz Lightyear because I'll rep the interlocking NY to infinity and beyond. If anyone out there is looking for a great way to remember Yankee stadium, may I suggest entering one of my final 2 contests. If you've been reading the blog lately, then you've no doubt seen that I'm giving away copies of the soon-to-be released (tomorrow) Essential Games Of Yankee Stadium DVD Box Set. For those not familiar with the box set, it's 6 full-length games played at the Stadium on DVD. Click the link above for a full breakdown of the games and bonus features. I've given away 3 and have 2 left. The next contest officially kicks off at 7:07pm on Tuesday and all entries must be e-mailed to me before the start of the game. Here's the question for this series and the details on how to enter:

What will be the total combined attendance for their 3 game series in Toronto? (attendance figure will be taken from the yahoo.com box score)?

  • 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 4th giveaway is Tuesday at 7:07 pm EST, which is when the 1st game of the Yankees/Blue Jays series starts . So get your guesses in before then and you're good.

You can also submit guesses for the last giveaway also. That questions is:

  • What will the Yankees team batting average be for their 3 game series against Boston?
The answers to the questions 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 4th series contest, you won't be eligible for the 5th contest.

Thanks and good luck.

J-Boogie

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Contest #3 Winner / Contest #4 Info

I'm sitting here with my laptop, watching the final game, hanging out in Jason's HDLR watching the game. It's currently tied at 3 in the bottom of the 4th. Jason Giambi's 3rd inning walk put the total # of extra base hits, walks, and stolen bases at 18, which means both Joe and Tom tie for the prize. As stated in the countless # of posts I've made with respect to the giveaways, the winner will be chosen at random. In the event of a tie, a coin toss was held earlier today to decide the winner and it came up tails which means Tom wins the a copy of the Essential Games Of Yankee Stadium DVD Box Set. Congrats Tom and tough break Joe.

The 4th of the 5 Essential Games Of Yankee Stadium DVD Box Set giveaways will start Tuesday night when the Yankees and Blue Jays series starts. The question for this contest is: What will be the total combined attendance for their 3 game series in Toronto? (attendance figure will be taken from the yahoo.com box score)? Right now there are only 2 entries so if you'd like to submit a guess for a chance to win, here's what you need to do:

  • 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 4th giveaway is Tuesday at 7:07 pm EST, which is when the 1st game of the Yankees/Blue Jays series starts . So get your guesses in before then and you're good.

You can also submit guesses for the last giveaway also. That questions is:

  • What will the Yankees team batting average be for their 3 game series against Boston?

The answers to all the questions 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 4th series contest, you won't be eligible for the 5th contest.

Thanks and good luck.

J-Boogie