October 3, 2005

2005 Contest Winner

Franco Baseggio has won the Second Annual Joy Of Sox Final Record Prediction contest. He also won it in 2004.

Here were the entries, as posted back on April 3:
                     Red Sox     ERA: Curt v Unit

Brian Young 104-58 Johnson - 32
Marc Witkes 102-60 Schilling - 15
L-girl 102-60
Jere 101-61 Schilling - 11
Slater Mondale 101-61 Johnson - ?
Mike Battista 99-63 Schilling - 22
Amy McMahan 98-64 Johnson - 15
Dave Weinstein 98-64 Johnson - 67
Brian M 97-65 Johnson - 40
Darren Madigan 97-65 Johnson - 61
William Duval 97-65 Schilling - 18
Josh Friedman 97-65 Johnson - 30
Leonet_5 96-66 Schilling - 38
Franco Baseggio* 95-67 Johnson -101
Mike Torsiello 92-70 Schilling - 24
Pat Flannery 92-70 Schilling - 37

Me 100-62 Johnson - 25
*: last year's winner.

The tiebreaker -- who would end up with the lower ERA, Schilling or Johnson? -- was not needed. For the record, Johnson's ERA was 190 points lower than Schilling's (3.79 to 5.69). I see that Franco was also the closest to that actual outcome. ... The guy is good!

Now, as for the main prize: (cough, cough) I procrastinated all summer (my true talent) and now, at the point of submitting the 2004 Joy of Sox book to Cafe Press, I'm stuck. The Word file must be converted to a PDF with embedded fonts and resized to 5x8 (rather than the usual 8.5x11). A SoSHer embedded the fonts for me, but couldn't get the template to stay resized at 5x8.

Can anyone out there help out? Email if you can (the book file is between 8-9 MB). I'll send you a copy of the finished book or burn you a Stones bootleg CD or something else.

1 comment:

Sean O said...

Franco-
Can you please either:
a. share your time machine with the rest of us, or
b. please pick the next Pennsylvania Lottery numbers for me?

Thank you.