March 4, 2008

Everyone Loves A Contest #5

There are only three weeks remaining until Opening Day, so it's time for the W-L contest! Correctly guess the Red Sox's regular season record and win exciting prizes*.

Leave a comment or (if you prefer your entry to be secret) send me an email with your guess. In case of a possible tie, also include your estimate of Manny Ramirez's OPS for 2008 (OPS: on-base percentage plus slugging percentage; career stats for reference).

I will accept entries until Monday, March 24 at 5 PM -- and post the list later that evening.

Also: Check out Jere's contest for Manny's 500th career home run.

* - I'm still putting the prize package together. At the moment, I've got NESN's 2004 "Faith Rewarded" DVD (does anyone not have that?) and Jose Canseco's upcoming book "Vindicated" -- and maybe some more stuff.

89 comments:

Patrick said...

94-68 .870

AHop said...

W - 98
L - 64
OPS - 1050

James said...

99-63. Manny Ramirez OPSes 940

Jack said...

95-67 .942

tim said...

98-64

1.024

Michael said...

97-65, .903

Jere said...

99-63, .999

The Bottomline said...

Sox: 97-65, Manny OPS: .960

Jack Marshall said...

102-60. Yes we can.

Joe Grav said...

97 wins
.903

phrenile said...

96-66, .902

Aaron said...

97-65

OPS - .965

Nick V said...

92-70; .950

Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

100 - 62 1.055

tim said...

Dammit! ahop and i clearly think alike...soooo close!

Zenslinger said...

94 wins
1.015 OPS

Rob said...

95 - 67 OPS 1.038

Conrey said...

91-71, with Manny dropping a .920 OPS on em

Woti-woti said...

96 wins, .930 OPS

ish said...

96-66
.986

The Omnipotent Q said...

100 wins
Manny's OPS: .892

redsock said...

Jack quoting Obama?

No OPS?

redsock said...

michael and joe grav posted the same wins and same ops.

we may need a tiebreaker for the tiebreaker!

phrenile said...

we may need a tiebreaker for the tiebreaker!

I already suggested using Matsusaka's or Beckett's OPS in yesterday's thread. Or would that be inconsistent with never letting interleague play actually decide anything?

Danie said...

100-62
OPS .981

chUck said...

W - 101
L - 61
OPS - .940

charlie pioli said...

93-69
.890

Jack Marshall said...

We don't need no stinkin' OPS! See any other 102 win predictions?

Redsauce said...

98-64, .964

Ben said...

94 W
.940 OPS

snoneil said...

97-63

.998

tist724 said...

96-66
OPS - .994

redsock said...

See any other 102 win predictions?

You are optimistic. ... Same as last year.

We've got at least one person at each spot from 91 to 102.

9casey said...

97-65 ops 1.062

Amy said...

100-62
OPS 1.000

(I like round numbers, easier for me to remember.)

bennymac said...

99 wins; .911 OPS

9casey said...

We might have trouble making the playoffs with some of these predictions.......

L-girl said...

102-60. Sorry Jack, I was going to say it even before I saw yours.

OPS .990

L-girl said...

I could have sworn I did 102 last year, too. No?

L-girl said...

We might have trouble making the playoffs with some of these predictions.......

I know! Stinkers. ;)

Gareth said...

99-63 for the W-L, Manny bounces way back up to 1.002.

tim said...

I wonder if we can somehow work this inspiration into the tiebreaker (or prize?).

/typical tim thought

redsock said...

Tim, I think I saw at SoSH that he's been arrested for this before.

If we have a length of jail sentence contest, it'll be for You Know Who!

Jere said...

"(I like round numbers, easier for me to remember.)"

Amy, I like round numbers with stalks. See my guess....

Redsock: Let's say there's a rainout that doesn't get made up and the final record is 101-60. The person who said 102 -60 would be closer to the winning percentage than the 101-61 person, but the 101-61 person would have nailed the number of wins. Who would win? Is it closer percentage or exact win total?

If the Red Sox are 91-0 and a strike or major catastrophe ends the season, does conrey win it with his lowball guess of 91? I think Jack would be pissed if that were the case. He'd feel like the '94 Expos.

redsock said...

Gotta go with strict # of wins.

Jere said...

Oh man, gareth with the same w-l as me and .003 off on the OPS.

redsock said...

If the Red Sox are 91-0 and a strike or major catastrophe ends the season, does conrey win it with his lowball guess of 91?

Yes.

Amy said...

Jere, even numbers with stalks? Oh, you mean like a 9 is a zero with a stalk? Or am I just missing something?

(definitely need to get my head ready for game threads!)

Zenslinger said...

I just think the Rays 'n Jays are going to make the division tough (I guessed 94). Don't think it's going to keep us out of the playoffs, though. Yankees...who knows?

L-girl said...

lewd and lascivious behavior on persons under 16

Ewww. If you're gonna go the lewd and lascivioius route, have the decency to pick an audience over the age of 18. Ick.

heng brothers said...

Long time lurker, first time commenter... this blog is always a great read, thanks redsock.

93-69, .968

Carl said...

91-71, 0.966

redsock said...

good to have you aboard, heng(s).

Jack Marshall said...

Ok, Laura, you forced me into a tie-breaker. It's you and me, kid. Manny comes through with a big year: 1.048

steeplechase3k said...

98-64

OPD 1070

redsock said...

L and Jack M. are clearly on the same wave-length.

2008:
Jack Marshall: 102 wins
L-girl: 102 wins

2007:
L-girl: 102 wins

2006:
Jack Marshall: 102 wins
L-girl: 101 wins

2005
L-girl: 102 wins

2004
L-girl: 101 wins

***

In 2004, I picked 102.

Matt said...

96-66
1.014 OPS

Devine said...

94-68
1.001

Jere said...

Amy--I just meant you went with 100/1.000, and I went with 99/.999.

9casey said...

redsock said...
L and Jack M. are clearly on the same wave-length.

Hell just froze over........:)

Patriots Film said...

99-63, OPS .990

Pokerwolf said...

98-64

1.016 OPS

tim said...

Ewww. If you're gonna go the lewd and lascivioius route, have the decency to pick an audience over the age of 18. Ick.

"Why don't you sit down over here for a minute. Take a seat." /Chris Hansen, To Catch a Predator

:P

Jail sentence? Well, if that's the tie breaker then there's definitely only one choice there! And it's not some measly perv scout! It's some measly perv cy young winner!

And if we're discussing logic (or lack thereof) behind our predictions...for my OPS guess...I'll let the HTML do the talking. My guess was 1.024. KISS'd that one.

alclem said...

95-67
OPS .999

L-girl said...

Ok, Laura, you forced me into a tie-breaker. It's you and me, kid. Manny comes through with a big year: 1.048

Sounds good to me.

Brrr, it's cold down here. ;)

SoSock said...

95 - 67
(I think the Rays will win a couple more this year)
1062 for Manny

Pepe Lepew said...

I say 97-65
An OPS of .931

Fenway West said...

93-69

OPS .952

Jack Marshall said...

L-Girl: Ah, let them mock us, the misguided fools!

L-girl said...

let them mock us, the misguided fools!

Yeah, that's my first slogan of the season!

Mock us, you misguided fools! We will cruise to 102 wins!!

redsock said...

48 entries so far!

johnc said...

99-63
.983

Erik said...

101-61 1.057

DKSB said...

Red Sox go 103-59

Manny's OPS: 0.985

MattySox said...

103-59, Manny at .863...

dj1480 said...

91 - 71
.890
ouch

Mike said...

101-61, Manny .909

Lord Lynch said...

89-75

They call me Mr Happy

.882

Lord Lynch said...

89-73

They call me Mr Can't Add Up too!

.882

The Pita said...

96-66, 1.037

Paul said...

98-64, .999

MikeT9485 said...

95 wins
1.013 OPS

Chris said...

From the DSF (Deep South Faction):

97-65

.919

Deep South = Manhattan

Shan-a-Funk said...

95-67

.941

little jerry said...

96 W
66 L
.935

R. Da Silva said...

95-67
.968 ops

Benjamin said...

99-63
OPS = .976

s1c said...

Quite a spread here, so, I decided to be the eeyore of the group, 90 wins and a 1013 OPS

Joel said...

96-66
OPS .942