The votes from MilersTime readers are in for the remaining undecided contest.
Contest #2: Make a prediction about something that will happen during the 2017 MLB season.
Three predictions received all the votes:
4. Ryan Zimmerman will be the Comeback Player of the Year. Probably True. He just won the Players’ Choice Award for the NL Comeback Player of the Year. (Mike Moustakis won it in the AL category).
7. Altuve & Correa will combine for a batting average of of over.300. Very Close. Their combined BA was .299 (Altuve -.310 and Correa – .288).
9. The hidden ball trick will be used successfully this season. True. Blue Jays Ryan Goins fooled Yankees Todd Frazier on 2nd. And there may have been others this season.
But the competition was really between Todd Endo’s #4 and Jeff Friedman’s #9.
More of you voted for #9 over #4, so Jeff wins, and his prize is as follows:
He can join me for to see a Nats’ game of his choice in wonderful seats. If he can’t get to the swamp here, he can pass the prize on to someone who can get here, or he can choose one of The 20 Best Books Ever Written About Baseball. (He can also substitute this book I read recently and thought was terrific: The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse by Tom Verducci.
SUMMARY OF ALL THE WINNERS IN 2017
#1. Pick your favorite team, predict their 2017 record, if they’ll make the plays or not, how far they will go if they do, and what’s the most important factor in determining their season.
Winner: Monica McHugh
Runner-Up: Annie Orgad
#2. See above.
Winner: Jeff Friedman
Runner up: Todd Endo
#3. 10 True False Questions:
Winner: Chris Boutourline
Inter-generational Winner: Brandt Tilis & Samantha Tilis
#4. A. Which MLB team will have the best improvement in games won over 2016. B. Which team will show the biggest decline (most losses compared to 2016).
Winners: Todd Endo, Jeff Friedman, Rob Higdon, Dawn Wilson, & Meg Gage
#5. Will the AL continue its dominance over the NL in the All Star game in 2017? Tie-Breaker: Name AL & NL players who will get the most votes to play in the All Star game.
Winner: Nicholas Dart
#6. Who will be the two teams in the World Series in 2017 and which team will win it all?
Winner: Clare Bolek
Runner Up: Nicholas Lamanna
Extra Credit: Make up your own question and then answer it.
No Winner in this category this year. A few good questions but the creator(s) of those questions couldn’t even answer them correctly!
For all the winners, please send me your T-shirt size so I can send you the MillersTime Contest Winner T-shirt (not the one pictured at the top of this post).
And if you haven’t already contacted me about your prize, please do so.