With more teams in the field, the stakes have gotten higher. No mere $5 Amazon.com gift card. Nope, you get the greatest prize of all: bragging rights! I would promise to put the winner's name (or alias) on the sidebar for an entire year. Just think how much that would impress your kids/spouse/employer/parents/boyfriend/girlfriend/roommate. If someone is all of these to you, then you've should stop watching "Chinatown."
Scott Long over at The Juice blog has sponsored a contest before and he'll be letting you know about the previous winners and Scott will definitely have more opinions on the matter.
And now, thanks to my noncorporate sponsor, ToyCannon, there is a chance of an actual prize for the winner!
There are four choices that the winner may select from:
1) four tickets to a future Dodgers game, subject to negotiating with ToyCannon for which game. It would have to be a weekday game with no giveaways. OR
2) a choice of one of three books:
"Paths to Glory: How Great Baseball Teams Got That Way" by Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt
"Nine Innings" by Daniel Okrent
"National Pastime: How Americans Play Baseball and the Rest of the World Plays Soccer" by Stefan Szymanski and Andrew Zimbalist
So, in addition to earning my unending respect and admiration, you can also help my clear bookshelf space! I have read all three books and they are all very good.