March 4, 2000
Big Exciting Contest #3!
Make us laugh and earn tickets to a game near you!
Valentine's Day is behind us, and pitchers and catchers are well into their late-winter preparations. And while Mike Piazza and Ismael Valdes stretch, throw, catch and hit, fantasy players around the world are also gearing up for some springtime action.
With all the preparation involved in playing games like roto or Scoresheet, the players we want to draft come quickly to our minds. That's boring. What we really want to know is, what one player will you absolutely NOT have on your team, and why? Use 50 words or less--we call this the Jazayerli Rule--and remember, your submission may be published here at Baseball Prospectus Online, so try to avoid violating local obscenity laws.
We'll sift through the responses and publish the funniest and most well-written of the batch in April. One winner will receive two tickets to a ballgame in his/her area. Two runners-up will receive a copy of Baseball Prospectus 2001.
To enter, all you need to do is send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full name, e-mail address, city, state and your response. All submissions become our property, so if you're writing a book that begins, "I had a nightmare in which Mike Benjamin chased me through a deep, dark forest," pick another player. Questions? Drop us a line at email@example.com.