Eddie's ready. Are you? Hope so. Time for the Strat-O-Matic sponsored contest to kick off. Thanks to Night Owl the tie was broken as to the final team the Rangers will play. The Padres round out the competition and after a random drawing they will play the Rangers first. The game will be at home for Texas and A.L. rules will apply.
Ok, time to recap the contest. What I will be doing is running my MLB Showdown Rangers and the 2009 Strat-O-Matic (represented here by the Eddie Guardado card) teams through a short eight game season over the next several weeks. Each team will play the same four different opponents once at home and once on the road. To shake things up a bit the four opposing teams will be Houston, Philadelphia, New York (NL), and San Diego. Mrs. Spiff will manage the four opposing teams.
To win this contest you need to score the most points over the eight game season. You can get up to three points for each set of games played. All you need to do is correctly predict the winners of the games and which Rangers team will score more runs that game. A point will be awarded for each correct prediction. As an example: Say the Mets are up. You would need to predict the winner in the MLB Showdown game and the winner in the Strat-O-Matic game and which game will result in the Rangers’ highest score. You get one point for each correct prediction. I will keep a running total of points and the participant having the highest number at the end wins a free Strat-O-Matic computer game.
If there are enough entrants in the contest there is the possibility that a second place prize will be awarded or that a second chance drawing will take place. If you have any questions please let me know. Ok, on to the game.
You need to predict if the MLB Showdown Rangers team (SP - Kenny Rogers) will beat the MLB Showdown Padres team (SP - Jake Peavy), if the 2009 Rangers can beat the 2009 Padres in the Strat-O-Matic game, and which Rangers team will score the most runs. Next Friday I will post the results of this week's games and the next matchup. I will also be posting the points standings. Make sure to leave a comment with your predictions, the earlier the better. All predictions need to be posted before the results are posted.