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.
(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.”
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.