I’ve been posting everyday (38 consecutive so far) leading up to opening day, and giving stuff away to thank my readers.
I post blog entries every day. All you have to do is leave a comment or retweet my blog link on twitter.
So, again, to enter:
1) Leave a comment.
You can enter up to seven times per week simply by leaving a comment. Non-pertinent, spam, or inappropriate comments will not be accepted. If you comment multiple times on the same blog entry, it still counts as one entry. For example, if you commented on three different blog posts from this week, you’d have three entries. If you’d comment three times on the same blog posting, it would could as one.
2) Retweet (RT) my posts on Twitter
You can find me on twitter under 333greystreet. Simply retweet my daily posts of my blog link and I’ll count that as an entry. My blog is connected to my twitter so that I automatically tweet once I post a new entry. Each day, I’ll search who’s retweeted me and enter those users into a hat along with the commenters. By the way, you do not need to retweet my every tweet, only the tweets that announce a new blog post and url. For example, if I tweeted, ‘Rerun of the Pirates Opening Day 2011 on tonight,’ if you retweeted it, it wouldn’t count as an entry.
At the end of the week on Sunday, I’ll have Olivia, Amy or myself choose a name from a hat and announce the winner.
I haven’t yet done a preview of the NL West, but I think the Dodgers will probably battle it out for third place. They were in turmoil last year, as owner Frank McCourt’s divorce drove them to the brink of bankruptcy. Last time I heard, the Dodgers were going to be put up for sale. New owners could help put the franchise back on track.
The Dodgers were frustrating for me last year when they came to PNC Park. They refused to toss a single ball into the stands, likely as a result of their financial problems. I reckoned that players might have been prohibited by coaches. Nonetheless, I still have one really decent game against the Dodgers, snagging 11 balls.
The Dodgers are led by Matt Kemp, who didn’t let Hollywood or his superstar girlfriend Rihanna slow him down in 2011.
He was many fans’ choice for MVP, and finished second to Ryan Braun as he hit .324 while leading the league with 39 homers and 126 RBI. Oh yeah, he also stole 40 bases. Had the Dodgers even been somewhat in contention, I believe he would’ve been the MVP.
It can be argued that the Dodgers have the best position player and pitcher in the National League. Clayton Kershaw led the league in wins with a record of 21-5, in ERA with 2.28, and strikeouts with 248. He won the Cy Young for his amazing season.
The 2011 Dodgers won 82 games. They need some more offensive punch besides Kemp to win in 2012. Their starting 2B, 3B, SS, and LF combined for 6 home runs last year.
How do you think the Dodgers will do in 2012? Leave a comment and throw your hat into the ring for the shirt.
There’s only 38 days until opening day, and 5 days until the first broadcasted game on MLB TV (Yankees vs Phillies). Also, the first listed Spring Training game on the MLB schedule is Wednesday 2/29 when the Phillies take on the Seminoles. Baseball is here my friends.