Contest!!!! Who Wants Cookies?

Before we dive back into Yankees-Red Sox and for all those who get hungry when they watch baseball, here’s a contest you’ll love. In anticipation of the Yankees’ home opener against the Angels on Tuesday, April 13th, Cooperstown Cookies will send one lucky reader of this blog a Vintage Yankee Stadium Collectible Tin packed with their absolutely delicious cookies.
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(Seriously, I’ve tasted their sweet little treats and they’re addictive.)
What do you have to do to win? Be a psychic, a fortune teller, a crystal ball interpreter – whatever you want to call it – and predict the final score of the home opener on the 13th in your comment here. Will the Yanks beat the Angels 7-5? Or maybe 3-1? Or will the Angels take the first game in the series 10-0? (Nah.) It’s up to you. If you guess right, you’ll win the contest – and the tin of cookies. If there’s more than one winner, Cooperstown Cookies has graciously offered to send prizes to all accurate soothsayers. If no one comes up with the right answer, I’ll choose the one that comes the closest without exceeding the exact score – sort of like “The Price Is Right.”
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Please note: you can and should enter the contest even if you don’t root for the Yankees. For example…
(Who’s that woman with Rays Renegade? She looks so familiar…)
Even if you’re not a Yankees lover, you can win the cookies and pass the Yankee Stadium Tin along to some deserving fan of the Bombers. (And yes, you must know a Yankee fan or two.)
All contest entries must be posted on this blog by midnight, Sunday, April 11th, Pacific Time – one entry per person. By Tuesday night, we’ll know who will be eating cookies (unless there’s a rainout, in which case the contest moves to the next game).
And for those who’ve never been to Cooperstown (I’m raising my hand), Cooperstown Cookies is running a contest of their own: the “Ultimate Cooperstown Baseball Weekend” sweepstakes. Just enter on their web site before April 16th and you and a guest could win a hotel stay, complimentary meals, membership in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and much more. I’m planning to enter as soon as I finish typing this.
But wait! There’s more! (I know. I sound like the ShamWow guy, may he rest in peace.) Rob over at the Yankees blog “Bronx Baseball Daily” is giving away a pair of tickets to a Yankees game of your choice. Details are on his blog, so check it out.
Back to baseball, here’s hoping that A.J. Burnett pitches a beauty on Tuesday night and that the bullpen, if called upon, does its job.


  1. Jane Heller

    I like the way you think, Pinstripe Mike. Or should I call you Cookie Monster?

    I can see why they’d be appreciated in your house, 27to7. They’re very tasty. I can vouch for that.

  2. Jane Heller

    Anj, I’d never root against you, but I sure hope the Yanks win the opener! Thanks for entering from across the pond.

    The Keebler guys. LOL, Mike. Let’s see if you’ll be just as popular with the Cooperstown Cookie guys.

  3. latinyankeerebel

    Oh Man.. it sucks I don’t live in the US no more…can I still participate and give my two cents? 7-0. Yankees.

  4. Jane Heller

    It’s fine with me, Lillie. I bet Cooperstown Cookies can ship to Panama. Now all you have to do is win with your 7-0 score!


    God Help the Yankees Jane. Its gonna be a Long Season. remember how suspect our bullpen was last year? Who Thought it would actually get worse in the off season. Yanks are gonna score a Lot of runs this Season. To Bad the rest of the league is gonna score just as many.

    P.S. – can you tell i am a Yankee fan? LETS GO YANKS

  6. Jane Heller

    5-2 sounds possible to me, phoebe, but we’ll see. Btw, did you know they sell Yankee monkeys at the Stadium? I was shocked!

    Brendan, you can’t jump off the ledge after one game! It’s going to be a great season. Yes, the bullpen imploded last night, but it’ll be OK. Maybe I should host a panic hotline instead of a cookie contest. LOL.

  7. luckylori

    Hey Jane!!!
    I have to weigh in on this one although it’s tough. Either my Angels will rain on your Yankees’ parade or your Yankees are going to chew up my Angels and spit out their little bones all over the Bronx. Okay, I say Angels take it 5-3. Yep. That’s it. And seeing as my hubby and I bought a bakery in the off-season, I’ll take a pass on the cookies but I’ll gladly take the glory! πŸ˜‰


    C is for Cookie! I predict Yankees 8, LAA 3! And – Cookie Monster vs. the Green Monster! I predict we will win tonight against Boston. AJ has a way of coming through for us against the Bosox. Go Yankees!!!

  9. cheshirecat9

    Mmmmmmm…. cooookies…. Yanks win it 4 – 2.

    Did the sham wow guy die? Or are you thinking of Billy Mays?


    before making my prediction i want to check who will be pitching. i think it’s pettite and since the deadline isn’t today i’ll hold off on my prediction.
    i was wondering if anyone has read the man with two arms by billy lombardo. i finished it last night and found it to be a quirky and interesting baseball book. for baseball obsessed folks it’s fun.
    here’s wishing for aj and jorge magic tonight but fearful of evil fenway.

  11. ladyjane303

    I say Yanks 6-3. Notice how Matsui and Damon had good games yesterday? Ajax too. BTW – the sham-wow guy is still around.

  12. ooaooa

    6-3 Yankees!

    Cookies look good but I would still like some of that cake you pictured last season! I guess I want my cake and eat it too! Got my 8 games from the season ticket group I belong to yesterday. Nice ticket design. First game I’m going to is May 16th. Actually have April 14th but a friend and his boys are are going to use those tickets.


    I’m going with a lower score: 4-3 Yanks.

    A friend gave me a similar tin a few years ago. It’s smaller (probably about 4 inches across) and when you open it, it plays “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”



    Hi Jane,
    I’m thinking Pettite is fierce and focused, Jeter the hero of 3-1 game.


    Due to circumstances beyond my control, the Yankees will come from behind to win a very sloppy game 11-9. But hey, it WILL be a W.


    Due to circumstances beyond my control, the Yankees will come from behind to win a very sloppy game 11-9. But hey, it WILL be a W.

  17. dj2jd5jm7

    I say Yankees take it 6-4.

    Rough opening day–NONE of my AL teams won and only 1 of my NL teams did. But no bother… As Colin Powell said “It doesn’t matter where you start, it only matters where you end.” Oh so true. Anyone giving me a hard time yesterday about the Yanks losing to the Red Sox on opening night got the response “We dropped the first 8 games we played against the Sox last year, but who ended up with the World Series rings?” That’s right — our YANKEES!! It feels so good to be able to retort with that. No jumping off ledges until at least September =)

    Had a GREAT time at Royals Spring Training. Watched Greinke beat the Dodgers. I even sat next to a Red Sox fan — and we both survived! He was actually very nice. Even ran into a few other Yankees fans while I was there. Hopefully KC can have a decent season. Although my heart wouldn’t be broken if somewhere in the future Greinke ended up in the Bronx…

    Happy Baseball Season to all my fellow she-fans and She-fan blog friends!! GO YANKEES!

  18. peggy3

    Hi Jane …

    This sounds like a yummy contest and I’ll be there Opening Day!! My prediction – 7-3 with a Yankee win naturally… :o).

    I entered the contest for the trip to Cooperstown too. I’m surprised you have never been to Cooperstown. I’ve been there 4 times in the past 9 years. The Hall of Fame is amazing and the town is charming …very quaint …filled with baseball memorabilia stores and baseball themed restaurants. Doubleday Field is also an attraction where many games are played by local teams. The countryside is beautiful. I will definitely make it there when Jeter & Mo are inducted (God willing I’m still around You really must plan to go when you come to New York again will love it !!!

    Looking forward to tonight’s game …here’s hoping “good”
    AJ shows up.

    Go Yankees 2010 !!


    Boyoboy…nothin’ like a free giveaway to get all the bloggers a-posting, is there? Comin’ outa da woodwork!! Okay, here’s a score I haven’t yet seen posted: Yanks to prevail, 5-4 — the Angels will have the tying run on base, and Abreu/Matsui will send a deep blast to the nether regions of the OF, to be run down/snagged at the fence by Grandy. An inch or two here or there, and a different outcome.
    In other words, it’ll be a heart-stopping ending, not unlike what I survived in last nite’s College Hoops Championship game. Oh yeah…”the YANKEES of College Basketball” barely managed to win…but as we all know so well, a win is a win is a win is a win…and I cannot possibly be any prouder of my school/team! Cookies For Everyone!!

  20. peggy3


    I like your scenerio ….I’ll even forego my chance to win the cookies for a dramatic win like that … :o)….especially since I’ll be there !!!

    Go Yankees 2010 !!

  21. Jane Heller

    Lori, congratulations on buying a bakery! Maybe you should be giving away a tasty prize for us bloggers one of these days. Let us Californians know where the bakery is and we’ll stop by to sample the goods. Your game prediction is duly noted.

    If Mo saves the game, ibrenne, you know I’ll be very happy, despite us giving up six runs.

    Wow. 8-3, Kathleen. Got it. I don’t know what to say about A.J. at Fenway tonight except that he’s had some doozers there since becoming a Yankee. He did much better against them when he was a Jay.

    Ooh, Diane. 6-5 means a cliffhanger. Sounds nerve-wracking.

    6-4 could be it, Courtney. But isn’t anybody thinking pitcher’s duel?

    Oh, God, cheshirecat. I’m so dumb! Of course it was Billy Mays who died, not the ShamWow guy. Thanks for your contest entry and for setting me straight.

    Barbara, good strategy checking the pitching matchups before making your predictions. I haven’t read that book but it must be worth reading based on your recommendation. And yes, let’s see a little AJ-Jorge magic out there tonight. Please, God.

    You’re right, ladyjane. Billy Mays is still with us. My apologies!!!!! Of course our former Yankees had good games. Doesn’t it always work out that way? Grrrrr. Actually, I’m happy for them (as long as we win tonight – lol).

    Good prediction, John, and congrats on getting your tickets. I’m so jealous. I wish I had that cake to give away. Maybe I’ll just have to bake one (haha).

    A lower score is a sound bet, Melissa. There ARE days when even at the new Stadium we don’t score a lot of runs. Sorry this tin doesn’t play music, but you could sing every time you eat a cookie. πŸ™‚

    Dave, I like it. A fierce and focused Pettitte and Jeter the hero. What could be bad about that?

    Hm. A heart stopper, Jeff. Could certainly happen with these two teams.

    11-9, singingtoastmaster! That’s a sloppy game all right. I guess both bullpens will be really effective – not! But, as you say, a win is a win.

    Happy Baseball Season to you, dj, and glad you had fun watching Greinke. He’s proving he’s no fluke. Thanks for your contest entry and don’t listen to the hecklers!

    Sterling shakes. LOL, Steven. I’ll be listening to see if you’re right.

    Uh-oh, Paul. There you go picking the Angels. Well, you could be right, but it would be sad to lose the home opener.

    I MUST go to Cooperstown, Peggy. It’s ridiculous that I’ve never been there. Maybe I’ll win their contest! Thinking positive thoughts for tonight. Really positive thoughts. Meanwhile, I like that you see us scoring 7 runs against the Angels with you in the crowd that day.

    I love your scenario, Dave, even if it does make me go into cardiac arrest! It would be so nice for Granderson to be the hero. Congrats to your basketball team!

    Leah, that’s the kind of score I’d go with – close and low-scoring. Good luck!

  22. thefreak

    yankees win 3-2
    make sure they wrap those cookies tight when sending them to me. Me no likey crumbs pretending to be cookies.

  23. thefreak

    Yankee’s win 3-2

    Not so much a pitchers duel other then crappy hitting.
    (Just thought I’d be different in my reasoning. lol)


  24. Jane Heller

    Now we’re talking low-scoring, elyse. 2-1, huh? A pitcher’s duel.

    And another one goes for the Angels, Austin! Very reasonable pick.

  25. Jane Heller

    MMMMMMM, yup, they’re good, Michael. Good luck to you!

    I won’t mind if Matsui homers, Buz – as long as the Yankees prevail!

  26. Jane Heller

    Mike, I don’t know why your comment(s) got bumped up in front of the last couple, but I’ve got your prediction: 3-2!!!! Bring it!!!!

    Glad you couldn’t resist, dorgal. 4-3 Yanks? Could be.

    Matt, just want to clarify your prediction. Did you mean 7-6 Yankees over the Angels, not the Red Sox? That’s the contest – it’s for the home opener.

  27. crzblue2

    Is that me with Drew Carey? no, not yet…There I am with my Dodger poncho, a gift from my good friend LuvtheDodgers23! She is the one that took that picture too without me knowing.
    Score for April 13th(Dodgers home opener too!)
    Yankees: 9
    Angels: 7
    I went over the pitching staff and I think it will be Burnett against Santana.
    Thanks Jane!

  28. anaaki

    You see a link under blogs for “Confessions of a She-Fan” and you think, “great! Another female who takes baseball seriously!”

    And then you click on the link to find it’s only another Yankees fan.

    Not that you can’t be a serious baseball fan if you love the Yankees, it’s just typical. It’s always either the Red Sox or the Yankees.

  29. Jane Heller

    You think the score will be 9-7 Yanks, Emma? Not a good day for the pitching then. Ouch.

    “Only another Yankees fan.” Have a nice day, anaaki.



    Andy Eugene is going to pitch beautifully! Happily I will be there to see it! πŸ™‚ I predict 4-1 Yanks.

  31. Jane Heller

    You’ll be at the opener, Colleen? Lucky you! You should meet up with some of the others on this blog who’ve said they’re going to the game. I like your prediction for Andy Eugene.


    Jane – the ultimate Cooperstown weekend’s are fantastic! My husband and I have been to two of them. Recently we went to a Yankee themed VIP weekend, and it was absolutely wonderful. There were about 60 of us Yankee nerds who got to swap stories etc., all weekend. Nothing bonds a group of disparate people as much as undying love for the same sports team. There were people from Phoenix (via North Dakota and Orange Co, CA) and Atlanta – as well as New Yorkers, New Jerseyites and one unfortunate couple from Philadelphia. Go if you can – it’s great!

  33. Jane Heller

    Cdriscol, there’s a Yankee themed VIP weekend in Cooperstown? Sounds incredible. I love meeting other fans from different parts of the country, and what a place to do it. I entered the sweepstakes so I hope I win. I’ve never so much as won a centerpiece at a luncheon, but who knows.

    Your luck with contests mirrors mine, Peter. But maybe you’ll hit it right this time with your 7-3 prediction.


    Hmm… couldn’t really keep track of what other people said but my prediction is:
    Yanks 4- Angels 2.

    Thanks for all the contest info Jane!

  35. Jane Heller

    Thanks, gonzo. I hope we both get “Ws” tonight.

    Thanks for entering, wirishrose. You are officially in the contest!


    hey can I have cupcakes too? πŸ˜› I predict Yankees win 6-4. Jeter goes 1-4, Johnson goes 0-4, Teixeiria goes…just kidding. Hopefully they won’t be under the blue jays still at that point :O

  37. arizonacacti

    I’m sticking with a normal day at the office and a 9-5 pinstripes victory and we will see Mo in this one. Burnett did okay for as amped up as he gets and basically a two pitch guy. Come on Yankees and pull this one out.

  38. Jane Heller

    Nope, Buz. Not yet. LOL.

    Maybe I’ll do another contest with cupcakes, seindsfeld. Not a bad idea, since I love them. In the meantime, 6-4 Yanks sounds good to me.

    A 9-5 win, arizonacacti? With Mo in the game? Interesting. He’s on the mound right now, by the way. Joba set up really well.


    oh man, they won 6-4! Too bad the contest wasn’t for this game πŸ˜€ Go Andy, you can do it!

  40. scofid

    Yankees 9, Angels 4. How about that win tonight? Nick Johnson did what he was paid to do. Plus, Joba showed that the 8th inning is where he belongs. But how come I get so sad everytime I see Mo enter the 9th? I think I realize that in a couple of years, this will be a memory and the sadness of seeing Rivera pack it in is devastating to all Yankees fans.


  41. Jane Heller

    I know, seinsfeld! You picked the wrong game for the 6-4 prediction. Well, maybe it’ll work for Yanks-Angels too.

    You think we’ll score 9 runs, Scott? I like your optimism. Meanwhile, tonight was a nice win for all the reasons you listed. Do you really get sad to see Mo? I find it so comforting when he comes in – like a security blanket – and I don’t allow myself to think about the future. We have him now and that’s good enough for me.

  42. angelsgirl012

    i want to win those just so i can eat them in misery during your home opener. Nightmares again Jane! Nightmares! hahahah Unless the Angels just so happen to be winning that game I shall be eating them in happiness! πŸ˜€ Yumm cookies

    Anyways it’s always fun to play the Yankees whether you lost to them during an ALCS or not. Who doesn’t like playing the Yankees? Well… if it’s the home opener and you’re against the team that won the world series it’s pretty intimidating but still it’s always good baseball πŸ™‚

    Thanks for letting us non yankee fans and yankee fans know about the contests! I want to go to Cooperstown :O

  43. angelsgirl012

    p.s. Would I be automatically out of contention if I predict a score against the Yankees? πŸ˜‰

  44. angelsgirl012

    p.p.s sorry i needed 3 blog posts to finally come up with a prediction hahahaha πŸ˜€ These things take careful consideration! Hmmmm

    I’m assuming it’s going to be more of an offensive game rather than a pitcher’s duel… so with the rally monkey on my side and memories of the glory days of consistently beating the Yankees in the regular season i’m going with 9-8 Angels! Hopefully πŸ˜›

  45. Jane Heller

    Cookies are good comfort food, win or lose, Mimi. And believe me when I tell you that Yankee fans are intimidated by the Angels too. You guys beat us silly for awhile there. So no, you wouldn’t be out of contention if you predicted a score against the Yankees and entered the contest. Others did. I’ll note your 9-8 Angels prediction and wish you luck!


    I say the score will be 4-2 Yankees win. I’m always on a diet, but wouldn’t mind a few cookies and that great tin!!

  47. Jane Heller

    So glad you entered, Nancie! And don’t worry about the diet. If you win the cookies, you can always have one and give the others to your guests!

  48. geeman321

    First thing that jumped into my mind was: Angels win 6-5.
    Of course, I picked Butler over Duke, too

  49. Jane Heller

    You “need” the cookies, eapurple. LOL. Consider yourself entered in the contest!

    I like it, Virginia. Good luck.

    8-7, gehriggirl. Sounds like a heart-stopping game.

    And you’ve got the Angels taking it 5-3, Matthew.

    Yes, cookies, Susan. No prediction?


    Hi Jane,

    I’ll go against the Yanks this time, and say Angels 5, Yanks 2

    I think this is a really cool idea by the way.

    Reiner at BBD

  51. Jane Heller

    Thanks, Reiner. I’d say good luck but since you picked the Angels I’ll say…good luck. πŸ™‚

  52. Jane Heller

    7-5 Yanks, djfarenheit. Good luck!

    HAHA, Sue. You know me too well. Most of the predictions have been close scores, so I’ll add your 6-5 Yankees win to the list. And yes, multiple winners will be rewarded with cookies!

  53. rrrt

    Mmm, cookies! How can I resist entering? I was going to say 6-5, Yanks, but then I saw someone else already said that, but then I remembered you said if there were multiple correct answers they’d all get cookies, so I’ll go with what popped into my head first: Yankees win, 6-5.
    Was that a run-on sentence, or what? Sorry for that close score prediction, Jane, I know you don’t like those nail-biters. πŸ™‚
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts


    I like cookies and I like the Yankees 6 to 5. Thanks Jane — for all your good work. — Rob Storm

  55. Jane Heller

    Not a bad plan giving the tin to Sadie if you win, 4nymets – especially since she’s a Yankee fan. Good dog!

  56. Jane Heller

    Right, Jen. I remember you have a Yankee fan friend. The tin will be perfect for her if you win!

  57. Abby

    Yankees, 4-3
    I have a tin that I think I may have purchased in Cooperstown 15 years ago. It’s over flowing with baseball cards and ticket stubs, so I could use another! (So much better than a shoebox, which as we all know is a dangerous place to keep memorabilia.) I can’t believe you have never been to Cooperstown! I have to get back! They’ve added a “Women in Baseball” exhibit since my trip in 1990. p.s. Pete Abraham does an outing for his readers at Scranton each year. I think Cooperstown would be the perfect spot for you to have an outing for your readers. ; )

  58. Jane Heller

    So glad you’re entering even though you already have a tin, Abby. And isn’t it crazy that I’ve never been to Cooperstown? One of these days, I have to get there. I’d love to have an outing for readers. Good idea!

  59. bernbabyberniih

    She-Fan, I’ve got to guess Yankees 5-2, the same score as the last time we faced the Angels, in game 6 of the ALCS.(This is a “vintage” Yankees Stadium tin. But exactly how “vintage” are the cookies?)Been to Cooperstown many times, and I was there when Phil Rizzuto was inducted into the Hall of Fame. If you can find a video of his speech anywhere (I had a hard time finding it online), watch it. It is absolutely fantastic, hilarious.And while I’m here … a cheap plug:

  60. raysrenegade

    Have to say I am only going to look at the pitching match-up to make this thought so that a Rays fan doesn’t steal any cookies.
    Ervin Santana had a no-hitter going early in his last outing, and I really think he is one of the pitchers we will see mature and show some early success. On the Yankee side, I have always liked Andy Pettitte as a person, and we all know truthfully, he is the middle ot ending stanza of his Swan Song.
    I have to go with the “hot arm” here. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 6, New York Yankees 5 with a half hour rain delay in the 4th or 5th innning.

    Rays Renegade

  61. Jane Heller

    Interesting strategy, BernBabyBern. If the score worked in the ALCS, why not on Opening Day? (I’ve been assured the cookies aren’t “vintage.” LOL.) Will try to find the Scooter’s HOF speech. Thanks for the tip.

    Got it, hsilverm. Here’s to a great season back at you and good luck with the 5-4 score.

    Very smart of you to wait for the pitching matchup before making your prediction, Renegade. You even put a rain delay scenario in there, which would further “dampen” Pettitte’s chances for success.


    Hi Jane I love your book and your blog. I’ll say the Yankees win it 5-3. Can’t wait to see the game!

  63. hitman461


    I will take Yanks on the top of a 4-3 score.

    Tin would make a great place to store old ticket stubs.

    Anyone need tix for the opener, send email.

  64. Jane Heller

    Hey, hitman. So you’re predicting a squeaker, huh? The tin would definitely come in handy. Thanks for offering up tix.


    Ah, what a find the blog is on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon! I look forward to celebrating the Yankees’ win wi’chall. A Yanks fan and native, it’s sooo tough here in Ohio. Hey, I survived Michigan.


    Another great way to promote MLB and
    Butt Fertilizer.
    . Great cookies but tins are the real gems to me.

  67. Jane Heller

    I twirled the rally bra and the Yanks came back to beat the Rays today, zanynyy! Thanks for your contest entry. Butt fertilizer. lol.

    Welcome, leesmithkq. A Yankee fan in Ohio? The Tribe fans must love you, haha. But, as you say, you survived Michigan.

  68. Devita

    Cookies and the Yankees, my two favorite things. I’d like to say the Yankees win 4-3. I can’t wait for Tuesday, i’m hoping missing a class to see the game won’t hurt my grade too much!

  69. Jane Heller

    Cookies and Yankees aren’t a bad combo, Devita. I’m with you on that! Got your contest entry and here’s hoping you can see the home opener without hurting your grade.

  70. raysrenegade

    The rain delay was my tiebreaker if someone else had the nerve to bet against the pinstripes on the day they get their rings…..
    BTW Joba came over to talk with me today and I got squished for about 20 minutes, but we laughed it off as par for the course and he is bringing the ring over next time the Rays and Yankees play at the Trop.

    Rays Renegade

  71. Jane Heller

    How cool that you talked to Joba again, Renegade! He really said he’s bringing the ring next time? Then you need to make sure you have your new camera with you and take pics for me!


    I predict Angels beat the Yankees, 7 to 5. But what do I know, I’m a Red Sox fan. πŸ™‚

    And if I win, can we ask them to throw in some coffee beans from that deli on Main St in Cooperstown? I was there last summer and the cranberry coffee was faannntastic. Been craving it ever since!

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