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No doubt you’ve been anxiously awaiting the announcement of the first winner of the 2019 MillersTime Baseball Contests.
Contest # 3:
1. Name which League will win the All Star Game. 2. Name one AL team and one NL team who will be leading their Division July 9.
2. Tie-Breaker: Name the first MLB player to hit 25 HRS and the first MLB player to win 12 games.
A dozen of you got the right answer to Part 1 (American League) along with an AL & NL team leading in their Division:
Ed Scholl, Andrew & Noah Cate, Todd Endo, Jeff Friedman, Matt Wax-Krell, Brandt & Samantha Tilis, Chris Eacho, Justin Barasso, Maury Maniff, Jesse Maniff, Jon Frank, Tim Malieckal.
The Tie-Breaker separated the pack. Many of you seemed to choose individuals who were particularly good last year.
No one got both the first to hit 25 home runs (Christian Yellich) and the first to 12 wins (Lance Lynn).
But one of you did identify Yellich who just barely beat out Alonso and Bellinger:
So Tim Malieckal wins.
Prize: Bring a friend and join me for a Nats’ game in the second half of the 2019 season or a Nats’ game of your choice next year (except for Opening Day). If you can’t make it to DC, maybe I can make it to where you live, and we’ll see a game together there.
Notes: There were a few choices and comments that ‘deserve’ notice:
Jeff Friedman wrote, “Anyone who picks the AL this year is nuts.”
David Price (not the player but an unapologetic Yunkee fan) said the Sox and the Nats would be leading their Divisions at the All Star break. Neither were close.
Elizabeth Tilis:Yes. My own progeny, for whom I had high hopes at one point, picked the NL to win the ASG.
Ed Scholl is the Runner Up for Contest #3 as he submitted his correct winning League and Division leaders first, Feb. 21, almost a month before anyone else. He gets one of the ‘highly prized’ MillersTime T-shirts when he sends me his size.
Results from the other three contests must await the end of the season, but for those of you keeping track, one of grand Papa’s grandchildren (Ryan) has already seen a grand slam and Teddy winning the President’s race
Ed Scholl said:
Yeah! My T-shirt size is X-large.
Brian Steinbach said:
“Neither were nowhere close”? :)
Congrats. You found one of the three ‘planned’ mistakes. You too get a T-Shirt when you send me your mailing address.
Brian Steinbach said:
Two more errors
‘highly prized MillersTime T-shirts when he sends me his size.
No ending quotation mark, and an apostrophe at the beginning.
XL and you already know the mailing address. Is this different from the one you gave me last year?
Yes and No.
Planned the single quotation mark(s) but left out the second/ending one to see if you followed up. Fixed. Thanx [sic].
Also, thanx for the reminder that you already have the ‘highly prized’ T-shirt. Saves me money. (“A memory is a terrible thing to lose,” someone once said.)
Christopher Boutourline said:
Okay, now I can get on with my summer- will somebody please tell Rick Porcello (my outlier pick for 1st to 12 wins) and the BoSox to get it together or my WS choice is kaput?
I can only do so much. Today I worked on Chris Sale.