April 30, 2007

Yet Another Contest - Big Papi Bio

When will David Ortiz collect his first walk-off hit of 2007?

Guess correctly and win a copy of "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits". The Red Sox schedule is here.

Rules:

1. The game must be played at Fenway Park -- don't choose any road games.

2. Post your guess in comments. There are no tiebreakers, so don't pick a game/date that has already been chosen.

3. Enter before the end of May. One game per person.

4. What else? To avoid problems with times of posts, you can't pick a game once it has started.

Thanks to St. Martin's Press for the book. I posted an excerpt back on March 27.

List of Entries:
0501 - john
0502 - benjamin
0503 - jere
0511 - tim
0512 - joegray
0513 - kristin
0514 - thatdietcokegirl
0515 - uubuntu
0516 - ray
0517 - william
0518 - pandyora
0519 - ed
0520 - danie
0528 - jeff
0529 - phrenile
0530 - drew
0601 - woti
0602 - devine
0603 - pokerwolf
0612 - jeffrey
0613 - l-girl
0614 - blackjack
0615 - 9casey
0616 - kylie
0617 - r da silvan
0629 - odawg
0630 - pity da fool
0701 - israel
0702 - jackie
0703 - aaron
0704 - mattysox
0705 - zenslinger
0712 - piney
0713
0714 - mike
0715 - brian the red
0716 - David McCormack
0717 - gregg
0718 - conrey
0719 - jazzpiano8
0720 - JohnC
0721 - hokiebird90
0722 - john
0731 - isis
0801 - mikeT9485
0802 - D
0813 - sean
0814 - AHop
0815 - the leprechaun
0817A - aaron
0817B - exsubmariner
0818 - ODawg
0819 - angry steve
0831 - Joe Grav
0901 - 9casey
0902 - miket9485
0903 - soxgirl
0904 - the omnipotent q
0905 - jake
0910 - L-girl
0911 - a little night musing
0912 - Brian the Red
0914 - tim
0915 - Pokerwolf
0916 - Dirty Water
0925 - HBrett
0926 - little jerry
0927 - Ajax
0928 - jennifer s
0929 - pvt pyle
0930 - dan

75 comments:

Jere said...

The next game I go to is Thursday. I'll take Thursday. May 3.

Pandyora said...

I'll take May 18th against Atlanta, if only becasue Wickman has already blown two saves...

Jeff said...

MEmorial Day, Indians.

Pokerwolf said...

June 3rd, against the Yankees.

redsock said...

Also, only one guess per person.

So, for example, if there is no Flo Walk-Off on May 3, Jere is out.

UUbuntu said...

My son's birthday is on May 15, so I'll take that game (15-May, vs. Detroit) on his behalf.

tim said...

May 11 against the O's. (possibly a Lester start?)

Dan said...

Yanks make the comeback (that we all know they will), and are 1/2 a game back on 9/30. Santana comes to town and pitches a complete game 2-hitter vs the Sox. It's 0-0 in the bottom of the ninth and Papi comes to the plate. On an 0-2 count, he lines a shot into the LF corner for an inside-the-park HR.*

I'm sure Vegas would give the last game of the season the longest odds, but I'll take it anyway...

Give me 9/30 vs. the Twins!

(* For the record, I'll take a plain-ole Ortiz bomb into the camera well in CF or any other dinger...not just the highly unlikely/just-short-of-impossible inside-the-park trip around the bases.)

John said...

Papi does it soon .... I'll take 5/1

Woti-woti said...

I'll go with the long odds. It's not going to happen this season. Does that count?

redsock said...

Does that count?

No. Sorry.

Joe Grav said...

May 12th.

Woti-woti said...

Shit (cuz I think it's probably short odds). June 1 vs. Yanks.

William said...

May 17th against Detroit. Mark your calendars, because it's going to be a good game.

BlackJack said...

I'll throw my hat into the ring - June 14th vs. the Rockies.

Drew said...

For Manny's birthday ... and mine:

May 30th against Cleveland!

R. Da Silva said...

June 17th vs. the Giants

Ed said...

I'll guess May 19th against the Braves

phrenile said...
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phrenile said...

May 29 v. Cleveland

Jere said...

Just curious, what's the reasoning behind not allowing woti's "no walkoffs in '07" prediction? Seems legit to me.

Danie said...

May 20th against the Braves. The Braves are lookin' good this season...

Jere said...

Note: The Red Sox have had 0 at bats in walkoff situations this season.

Opponents have also never been up with a chance to beat us with a walkoff hit, though they are 0 for 8 in opportunities to tie the game in the ninth at home. (Papelbon retired all 8.)

9casey said...

June 15

MattySox said...

July 4 versus the D-Rays, because nothing says "Canadian Red Sox Blog Contest" like an Independence Day walk-off...

thatdietcokegirl said...

may 14th vs. detroit. dice-k start?
final score: 6-4. papi homers with 2 out, 1 on in the 9th ;D

Jere said...

Somebody's gotta take Canada Day, July 1st!

redsock said...

accudart takes May 16

redsock said...

0 seems like a cop-out, though i suppose it is a guess of sorts. on the odd chance there is no walkoff, i'll figure out something else.

***

right now, every home game in may is spoken for except the 2nd and 13th.

only 11 home games in june - 5 are taken.

9casey said...

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No problem If you don't want me to..

Thanks

L-girl said...

My birthday: June 13.

redsock said...

9casey: sure, post a link.

Devine said...

I'll take the only game I'm going to in Boston (day after my birthday): June 2. I saw an Ortiz walkoff in person last year...does lightning strike twice?

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Kylie said...

June 16th vs. San Fran.

Pity Da Fool said...

Hmmm... I go with June 17 against the Giants.

Benjamin said...

I'll be there tomorrow MAy 2nd, so sign me up for that...

Piney said...
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Piney said...

Okay trying this again, realizing that I was completely mixed up....

July 12, first game back from the All Star Break

ODawg said...

I like Friday June 29 vs Gagne (Otsuka?) and the Rangers!

Kristin said...

May 13th if it's not taken yet!

Jeffrey said...

I'll take the remaining game in June, if it's still available (I think June 12th).

Jackie said...

I'll take July 2nd (vs. Rangers)... it'd be a great birthday present for my husband. :)

jazzpiano8 said...

July 19th - Our first child is due that day! : ) Hopefully, the walkoff will be sooner - but I have a feeling about this day vs. White Sox at Fenway.

hokiebird90 said...

I'll take July 21 v. CWS

MikeT9485 said...

not sure if it's taken, but i'll grab 8/1 vs. Baltimore

Mike said...

Is July 14th still available? If so, please put me down for that. Happy Bastille Day... Vive le Papi!

Israel said...

hey, is may 28 still available?

redsock said...

May 28 is not available.

Israel said...

I'm sure he'll hit a walk off before the next available date. But I'll take 7/01 vs Tex.

Zenslinger said...

May I have July 5?

The Leprechaun said...

Great blog...I'm glad my brother let me know about it! Put me down for July 5th on the Papi contest.

The Leprechaun said...

I guess Zenslinger just asked for July 5th...so make it August 15 if possible.

i kicked the leprechauns ass said...

i REALLY did..from 1990 till he had his 1st daughter....now i just slap him around...he knows nothing about the sox

Jake said...

September 5th

Brian the Red said...

I'll take 7/15

D said...

I'll take 0802.

D

Isis said...

Let's do Friday night against the Skankees (6/1)

redsock said...

isis:

woti has tonight, 6/1.
check the post above.

sean said...

August 13th

Isis said...

Can I pick July 31st instead?

Gregg said...

I'll take July 17.

Conrey said...

No one has taken my birthday yet, lets go for July 18th.

John said...

I'll take July 22, Vermont Day.

Angry Steve said...

Aug 19th

AHop said...

I'll take 8/14

johnc said...

I, JohnC, will take July 20.

Aaron said...
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Aaron said...

Oops, didn't see the previous post.

8/17 afternoon game.

little jerry said...

Hopefully it won't take this long, but how about 9/26.

A little night musing said...

I decided to pick the smallest remaining date that was a prime number, and it turned out to be 9/11.

Soxgirl said...

May I please have September 3? Thanks!

redsock said...

Yup! Updated.

pvt pyle said...

Can I have 29 Sept please?

I hope Santana pitches, I have tickets.

Brian the Red said...

I would like to thank the Academy, my wife, my agent and the fact that nobody picked this date in the first go round.

While it is nice to win, for both the Sox and myself, I'll gladly donate the prize to tim, Pokerwolf or Dirty Water if he hits one this weekend.