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Contest Winner!!!

Contest Winner!!!

And the winner of my ‘Shades of 89’ contest is – GERAD!!!

With 31 runs selected, Gerad is the only player to enter my ‘Shade of 89’ contest that selected below the actual number of hits during the 3-game series.  His guess of 31 was closest to the 36 hits that the A’s and Giants accounted for this past weekend

Congratulations, Gerad!!!  I already have your address – your cards will be mailed out shortly.

And thanks to everyone that participated in this contest.  The next one is just around the corner…  Stay tuned.

Contest Players & Their Picks

Contest Players & Their Picks

Thanks to everyone that submitted picks for my ‘Shades of 89’ contest.

Here is a list of the players and their picks. 

Player Total Hits
gerad 31
wickedortega 37
swag 39
greg roberts 40
craig 42
drew 45
rwh 46
doc t 48
cam 49
charley 50
steve 51
singledaddyof2 53


Remember, the player with the closest guess without going over is going to win this:

The winner of my ‘Shades of 89’ contest will be announced on Monday. 

Good Luck to you all!!!

Enjoy the inter-league action this weekend.

Contest Time: ‘Shades of 89′

Contest Time: ‘Shades of 89’

As baseball’s inter-league weekend is upon us, I took a peek at the upcoming schedule to see if there were any intriguing match-ups.  And immediately the Oakland A’s / San Francisco Giants match-up threw me in a time warp.

Flashbacks to 1989 were upon me.  Earthquakes, Bash Brothers, collapsed bridges, Dave Stewart’s focus, Will Clark’s bat…  All vivid memories from the 4-game series that have lasted with me more than 20 years later.

Each team was littered with very talented players.  From Rickey Henderson to Matt Williams to Mark McGwire to Kevin Mitchell to Jose Canseco to Will Clark to Dave Henderson to Brett Butler to Walt Weiss to Robby Thompson to Terry Steinbach.  See what I mean.

So, for this contest I thought we would look at the hitters of today’s A’s and Giants teams.  And while not as prolific as the players that wore the same jerseys 20 years ago, some of these guys are great as well.  What I want you to do is predict the total number of hits amassed during this 3-game series.  Simply select a number and submit it into the comments section of this post.  The player with the closest number without going over wins!!!

And the prize for this contest???

How about this…

12 packs of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards.

Look good to you?  Do you want them??  Then, what are you waiting for???  Submit your picks for the ‘Shades of 89’ contest – and these packs could be yours!!!