*****ALL 28 QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED! CONGRATULATIONS TO HARRISON FOR ANSWERING THE MOST QUESTIONS, WITH 8. ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2013, I WILL BE POSTING A YOUTUBE VIDEO WITH THE WINNER. THE SECOND FEBRUARY GIVEAWAY CONTEST WILL BE IN A NEW ENTRY WITH THE VIDEO TOMORROW (2/15/13)******
1) Harrison T: 8 Points (4,16,20,23,24,26,27,28)
2) Quinn I: 7 Points (2,6,A,7,8,11,12)
2) Jared S: 7 Points (5,A,10,17,18,19,25)
4) Max C: 6 Points (1,3,9,13,21,22)
5) Jose G: 1 Point (14)
5) Paul: 1 Point (15)
5) Adam: 1 Point (B)
AS AN ADDED BONUS, ANYONE THAT ANSWERED A QUESTION WILL BE GIVEN ONE ENTRY AS WELL!
So, I will put each name on a slip of paper for however many times they correctly answered a question (For example, Max’s name will be put in 6 times). I will put all of the names into a hat, then draw them out one by one until there is one slip of paper left. That person will win this awesome A’s hat!
I’m doing a special giveaway this month!
I would like to do a contest on this blog. If it works well, I’ll do this more often.
This hat will be given away on February 15th, with another prize coming February 28th or March 1st! That prize will depend on how well the contest goes for the month!
For the next two weeks, I will asked two questions a day. The person with the most points at the end of those two weeks will win the hat!
• Each Day, I’ll be posting two (2) trivia questions, that will NOT be multiple choice.
• One (1) of those questions will be posted in this entry, so check back every day!
• The 2nd of those two (2) questions will be on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
• The order in which I use a social media will vary.
• The social media/blog question order will change.
• Each question you get right is 1 point each, for a maximum of 2 points each day.
• Each day, each person will have five (5) guesses.
• You may use those 5 guesses however you want with the 2 questions.
• If you use all 5 guesses for the 1st question, you can’t guess on the 2nd question, etc…
• Any guesses after 5 will be deleted or considered invalid
• If you use 3 guesses for one, you have two of the other.
• DO NOT make more accounts to try and have a better chance. You will be immediately disqualified from the giveaway for the rest of the month
• So, if I ask a the first question on my blog, and it takes you 4 guesses to be the 1st one with the correct answer, then you have 1 guess for the social media question. Does that all make sense?
• YOU MUST USE CORRECT SPELLING TO ANSWER THE QUESTION CORRECTLY. i.e IF DERREK NORRIS IS THE CORRECT ANSWER, I WILL NOT ACCEPT DEREK NORRES. IF THE ANSWER *FOR ANY REASON* IS JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA, I WOULD HOPE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO SPELL IT CORRECTLY CONSIDERING YOU PROBABLY GOOGLED THE QUESTION Thanks!
* At the end of each day, hopefully between 9pm PST and 11pm PST, I’ll announce the winners for the day.
* BE CAREFUL with house you use your guesses, you don’t want to waste them!
In order to answer questions on this blog, you must be subscribed to the blog for the vote to be valid. If you are not subscribed to this blog, your vote will be deleted and considered nonexistent.
Same thing with Twitter (@nickbatters AND @7000ColiseumWay) and Instagram (@7000ColiseumWay)… You MUST be following me for an entry to be considered valid.
Same thing with Facebook- You must like 7000 Coliseum Way’s page to answer a question there.
For the blog, you have to answer in the comments of this entry, and with the social media questions answers being needed in the comments of the post.
There will be twenty-eight (28) questions on the blog, and twenty-eight questions (28) questions on various social medias, for a total of 56 questions.
On Febuarury 15th, I will tally up points and put the names in a hat. I will then draw names from the hat until there is one (1) name left in the hat, at which point that person will be the winner. This will likely be a YouTube video. So, the more questions you get, the better of a chance you will have to win!
On March 1st, I will do the same thing, with the prize being announced at the time of the drawing!
For the blog questions, they will be numbered 1-28, one for each day of the month! Make sure to include the question number in your answer, otherwise it will be considered incorrect.
Does that all make sense? I hope I am clear enough here!
Ready, set, go!
1): Which player that made their MLB debut in 2012 had the most home runs in 2012? How many home runs did he hit? ON BLOG
ANSWERED: MAX Yoenis Cespedes… 23 Home Runs
2: How did I snag my first MLB Ball of 2012? ON INSTAGRAM (@7000ColiseumWay)
ANSWERED: QUINN Toss-up From Tyson Ross on April 22nd, 2012 at the Oakland Coliseum
3: Which pitcher on the A’s had the 2nd most wild pitches in 2012? How many did he have? ON INSTAGRAM (@7000ColiseumWay)
ANSWERED: MAX Travis Blackley with 6
4: How many MLB balls did I sang in 2012? ON BLOG
ANSWERED: HARRISON 23 MLB Baseballs in 2012
5: Which friend has accompanied me to 3 games in the past 2 years? ON TWITTER (@7000ColiseumWay)
ANSWERED: JARED Ryan
6: Name every MyGameBalls.com member that I have met in person. ON BLOG
ANSWERED: QUINN Zack Hample, Rick Gold, Spencer Sanborn, and Wayne Peck
7: Which day and stadium did I get a pink ice cream helmet at? Who tossed me my 2nd ball of the day that day? ON TWITTER (@nickbatters)
ANSWERED: QUINN 9/2/12 at the Oakland Coliseum; Yoenis Cespedes
8: How many different Minor League teams has Max Stassi played a game for? Name the teams, the leagues those teams are in, the seasons he played for each team, and how many games he played in each season with that team. ON BLOG
*4 Different Minor League Teams
*2009: AZL Athletics. Arizona League. 1 Game.
*2009: Vancouver Canadians. Northwest League. 13 Games.
*2010: Kane County Cougars. Midwest League. 110 Games.
*2011: Stockton Ports. California League. 31 Games.
*2012: Stockton Ports. California League. 84 Games.
10: How did I get to the seats that I did at the end of the game that allowed me to snag my first ball? ON FACEBOOK (7000 Coliseum Way)
ANSWERED: JARED They were provided to my dad and I by an elderly man while he was leaving.
11: Which MLB Stadium is farthest from my house, which is in the Bay Area? ON TWITTER (@7000ColiseumWay)
ANSWERED: QUINN Fenway Park.
12: How views did this blog have in 2012? ON BLOG
ANSWERED: QUINN 8,416.
13: What team did Forbes list as the Most Valuable team in all of MILB this past year? ON BLOG
ANSWERED: MAX Sacramento River Cats.
14: Who was the last Oakland Athletics pitcher to record a win on Opening Day? What was the date of that game? Who was the A’s opponent? What was the final score? ON INSTAGRAM (@7000ColiseumWay)
ANSWERED: JOSE Chad Bradford. April 5th 2004. Texas Rangers. Final Score 5-4.
15: Who was #44 on the 2004 Oakland Athletics? ON FACEBOOK
ANSWERED: PAUL Erubial Durazio.
16: Name the MILB team this logo goes to. What league are they in? Which level of MILB ball is that? Which MLB team are they affiliated with? ON BLOG
ANSWERED: HARRISON Jupiter HammerHeads. Florida State League. Miami Marlins A Advanced.
18: Who were this blog’s top 5 commenters in 2012? ON TWITTER (@7000ColiseumWay)
ANSWERED: JARED Max, Connor, Quinn, Chris, SpencerS.
19: Which part of the stadium has the most balls snagged at MyGameBalls.com Minors? ON TWITTER (@7000ColiseumWay)
ANSWERED: JARED Lower First Base Side.
20: At the Oakland Coliseum, there are 2 rows of seating on the field and right next to the dugout. What is the name of this section? If you were to get 1 season ticket for the entire season in this section, how much would it cost? ON BLOG
ANSWERED: HARRISON Field Box. 6,560 dollars per season ticket.
21: When I went to my first MILB game in 2012, how long was the rain delay? What was the date of that game? Which stadium was it played at? ON BLOG
ANSWERED: MAX 20 min delay. 4/13/12. Banner Island Ballpark
22: What is my sister’s name? (Per Her request) ON FACEBOOK
ANSWERED: MAX Pascale
23: How many players played in exactly 162 games in 2012? How many players played in exactly 161 games in 2012? ON BLOG
ANSWERED: HARRISON 4 players played in 162 games in 2012. 5 Players played in exactly 161 games in 2012.
24: On Thursdays in 2012, which Major Leaguer had the most home runs? ON INSTAGRAM (@7000ColiseumWay)
ANSWERED: HARRISON Josh Reddick. HARRISON PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SPELL IT RIGHT NEXT TIME! Thanks! -Nick
25: What is the section # for the bleacher section in RF in Oakland that was popular in 2012? ON TWITTER (@7000ColiseumWay)
ANSWERED: JARED Section 149.
26: What is the phonetic pronunciation of Bronson Kiheimahanaomauiakeo Sardinha’s name? ON BLOG
ANSWERED: HARRISON The technically correct answer is KEE-HAY-MAH-ANAO-MOW-EE-KAY-OH, SAR-DEENHA. Click here to find out where I got the answer. Nobody answered it correctly, but Harrison was closest to the actual pronunciation and phonetical spelling, so he gets hte point. Great job!
27: Which A’s player underwent surgery today (2/14/13)? ON FACEBOOK
ANSWERED: HARRISON Grant Balfour! Wow… Thanks to everyone who answered! Harrison answered first, beating out Jared by *4* seconds. Congrats!
28: Which MLB teams DID NOT play a game on Turf in 2012? ON BLOG
ANSWERED: HARRISON The Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, San Deigo Padres DID NOT play a game on Turf in 2012.
Nick Badders is a unofficial reporter for MLB.com. He writes the blog, 7000 Coliseum Way, and you can follow him on Twitter @nickbatters or his blog @7000ColiseumWay. You can also LIKE his blog on Facebook or follow him @nickbatters or his blog @7000ColiseumWay on Instagram. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.