I'm happy to announce, for the second year in a row, the Wezen-Ball MLB Predictions Contest 2011!
If you're a Wezen-Ball reader and would like to register your 2011 MLB predictions somewhere - including team wins for all 30 clubs, postseason series, and award winners - click on over here to view the Wezen-Ball MLB Predictions 2011 contest. Just follow the instructions within the document; it shouldn't be too complicated. (Currently it's not set up to review submitted entries, but I should have that fixed in the next few days. In the meantime, trust me - I received your entry!)
The winner of the predictions contest will receive 2 Free Tickets to any 2012 baseball game*!
Sweet, right? Okay, that's not exactly accurate. Because not everyone lives near a major league (or minor league) team, and because not all ticket prices are the same, the winner will actually receive a $30 gift certificate to either MLB.com or the team of their choice. In theory, that's enough money to get two tickets to any game in any city and should be nice enough incentive for those who can't make it to a game.
So here are the basic rules and scoring details for the contest.
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- One entry per person. Entries must be complete by the end of the day, Friday, April 1.
- Entries must be associated with an email address.
- The scoring will be as follows:
- For correct predictions of teams finishing 3rd place or worse: 1 pt
- For correctly predicting 1st or 2nd place finishers (even if flip-flopped): 3 pts
- For correctly predicting the 1st place team: 3 pts (in addition to the previous 3 pts)
- For exact predictions of team wins: 5 pts
- For predictions within 2 victories (plus or minus) of the actual finish: 2 pts
- For correct postseason participant predictions: 2 pts
- For correct Wild Card participant predictions: 2 pts
- For correct LCS participant predictions: 3 pts
- For correct WS participant predictions: 4 pts
- For correct WS winner predictions: 5 pts
- For correct award winner predictions: 3 pts
The scoring is pretty similar to last year, with a few additional points given to postseason participants.
I think that does it. If anyone has any questions about the scoring, or if something doesn't look right, please let me know. It's much better to re-examine things today than it is in, say, October.
Thanks again, everyone. I hope you have fun. Join the contest!