You have probably seen the various contests sponsored by Strat-O-Matic on assorted blogs. In case you haven’t gotten in on a contest yet, or won one, you’re in luck. Strat-O-Matic has also offered to sponsor a contest (maybe more than one) here and has given me several computer games to give away as prizes.
When contacted by Strat-O-Matic I was already considering giving their product a try. I have been playing MLB Showdown for awhile and enjoy the game but was thinking that maybe Strat-O-Matic might be a bit more realistic. This contest will give me the opportunity to find out and to give away one or more of the games.
What I will be doing is running my MLB Showdown Rangers and the 2009 Strat-O-Matic (represented here by the Jarrod Saltalamacchia 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 an NL team to be decided on by your votes. Please leave a comment on this post with the team you would like to see included.
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 first in New York. 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 you have any questions or I need to clarify anything please let me know. Also, remember to get in your vote for the fourth NL team for the Rangers to face. I'll be leaving the voting open through the weekend and will likely announce the first matchup early next week.