Friday, May 30, 2008

Red Sox DVD Giveaway Contest - Enter by June 3, 2008

How would you like to receive a free copy of the latest Red Sox DVD set from A&E Home Videos, and just in time for Father's Day? The DVD is called "The Boston Red Sox: Essential Games of Fenway Park" and if you have not already done so, take a look at the full review I did of the DVD to get you excited about it!

Excited? Okay let's go...

The DVD set is based around historic games at Fenway Park. The Red Sox will be returning home to Fenway on Tuesday, June 3rd, to play 6 games against the Tampa Bay Rays and the Seattle Mariners. This contest will be based on those 6 home games, and the winner will be announced on Monday, June 9th, 2008.

Entries must be E-MAILED (NOT posted in the comments) to me, prior to 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 (before the start of the first game in the series). Entries received after the first pitch of the game on June 3 will not be eligible.

Email Entries to:

Every entry will receive a reply email comfirmation!

So, how do you play? (I made this up, so stay with me, it's not difficult)...

You need to email me your guesses to the following 4 questions (you can copy and paste these questions into your email - at least make sure your answers are numbered 1-4):

For the 6 games played at Fenway Park between June 3 and June 8, 2008...

1) How many of those 6 games will the Red Sox win?
2) How many runs will the Red Sox score in those 6 games (in total)?
3) How many home runs will the Red Sox, as a team, hit in those 6 games (in total)?
4) How many bases will Jacoby Ellsbury steal in those 6 games (in total)?

Jacoby Ellsbury is on track to possibly break the Red Sox single season stolen base record this year, so question #4 ties the contest back to history being made at Fenway!

The winner of the contest will be the person who earns the most points, based on their answers to the above questions.

Points will be awarded as follows ...

5 Points - For each answer to one of the questions that is exactly correct.
3 Points - To the player whose answer to a question is the closest to the exact answer.
1 Point - To the player whose answer to a question is the second closest to the exact answer.

In cases where there is a tie, both players are awarded the points as if there was no tie.

For clarity, here is an example of how the scoring would work:

Let's say the Red Sox score 4 runs in each of the 6 games for a total of 24 runs, and there are five players whose answers to question #2 are:

Player 1: 24 runs
Player 2: 35 runs
Player 3: 14 runs
Player 4: 27 runs
Player 5: 27 runs

In this case, Player 1 earns 5 points for getting the exact answer. Player 4 and 5 are tied with the next closest guess, missing by 3. They each get 3 points. Player 3 missed by 10, and Player 2 missed by 11, so Player 3 gets 1 point, and Player 2 gets zero points.

Adding up your points for all 4 questions gives you your total points for the contest. Whoever has the most points will win. In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected at random from the players tied with the most points.

1) The Red Sox are averaging 5 runs per game this year.
2) The Red Sox scored 26 runs against the Rays in 3 games at Fenway, but only 5 in 3 games in Tampa
3) The Red Sox scored 8 runs in three games in Seattle
4) The Red Sox are 3-0 vs. Tampa at home, and 0-3 on the road.
5) The Red Sox are 1-2 vs. Seattle (all on the road)
6) The Red Sox are averaging about 1 HR per game
7) The Sox have hit 2 HR's vs. Tampa in 6 games, and 2 vs. Seattle in 3 games this year
8) Jacoby Ellsbury is averaging .4 SB's per game
9) Jacoby has 3 SB's vs. Tampa in 3 games at Fenway this year, and 1 in 3 games in Seattle

The winner will be required to provide a valid mailing address that the United States Post Office or Federal Express will deliver to (can be international). International (outside the U.S.) entries are welcome - just be sure you can view the DVD format in your country first!

Please share this with your friends - let's generate some fun with it!

The prize:
The winner will receive one, unopened copy of the A&E home Videos DVD set entitled:
"The Boston Red Sox: Essential Games of Fenway Park", a $59.95 USD value!
Shipping is Free!

If you are not winner, you can still order your own copy of the DVD set either through on or


Privacy Policy:

Email addresses will be kept confidential, they will not be resold or otherwise distributed, and you will not receive any unwanted emails as a result of entering this contest. You will receive one email confirmation that your entry has been received, and one email will be sent to the winner of the contest to arrange for shipping. That is all.


Peter N said...

Nice, Rooster! You'll make your readers think, and the contest is very fair. No guesses from me, but like you, I'll follow the precedings...good luck everyone...the DVD set is a pure classic!! The bonus features are on disc #6, and they alone are AMAZING and worth the price of admission!

Rooster said...

Thanks Peter!

It took a while to come up with this, but it seems fun - you can just throw out a guess, or you can take an analytical approach. And if you are off on one guess you can still get points on another guess and stay in it!

Suldog said...

"Email addresses will be kept confidential, they will not be resold or otherwise distributed, and you will not receive any unwanted emails as a result of entering this contest."

Damn... :-(

Word verification: RDATZ

ONE letter from RADATZ! It's Kismet! I'm winning that DVD!

Rooster said...

Sul, that sounds like cosmic kharma to me. You guessed on the higher end, but with the sox playing at home, that is a good bet.

The question is, can they topple the surging Rays?