St. Marys – The prestigious 4th Annual Baseball Fantasy Pool sponsored by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is about to begin, and the reigning champ, Stratford’s Ryan Mullin, is calling his shot!
“I wasn’t lucky last year, I was good, and I’m ‘gonna repeat” boasted Mullin, 28, who will attempt to retain the crown in 2010 and take home the one hundred dollar grand prize and four field level seats to see the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 2010 pool, offering more than one thousand dollars worth of prizes, has a format that is extremely user-friendly. It is a one-page form, and entrants simply choose one player from various groups of five who they feel will perform better than the rest. To make it even easier, next to each player’s name on the entry form is their 2009 point total using the 2010 formula. From there, the fun begins. Should names be checked randomly or, do baseball instincts take over? Did he top out last year? Did he under-achieve? Was he hurt? Was his production up or down due to who hit behind him? Is it his team that makes him good? Does being Canadian matter? Only the entrant can answer those tough questions, but checking out last year’s point total is a good starting point.
A pair of new categories will make the pursuit of bragging rights a tad tougher.
“I think that these will be the toughest categories to pick from because, sure, Dempster had a good year last year, but Bedard, Harden and Francis were all hurt so who knows what will happen in 2010,” said Ball Hall Director of Operations Scott Crawford.
“And speaking of players who were hurt, the ‘Come-backers’ category is very interesting because you have one former Cy Young winner and four former all-stars included”.
“Ball Hall President & CEO Tom Valcke has set his sights a little more modestly than Mullin, having finished in 108th place last year, compared to his 142nd showing in 2008!
Deadline for entry is Wednesday, March 31st, 2010.
If you need a form call 519-284-1838 or email email@example.com
Forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 519-284-1234, or mailed to CBHFM Fantasy Pool, P.O. Box 1838, St. Marys, ON, N4X 1C2. There is a ten dollar entry fee by cheque (payable to “CBHFM”) or credit card.
Over $1000 worth of prizes to be won!
11 In-season prizes:
All-Star prize (1st place at time of 2009 All-Star game): 2006 AL MVP Justin Morneau autographed ball
Best points/per game average at end of season – autographed ball
Best Month (wins CBHFM hat), Best Week (wins autographed ball), Best Day (wins book) at end of season
The best in the last 30 days! (To be determined on the 30th of each month) – Ernie Whitt autographed induction card
First place: $100 and four field level jays tickets to one game in 2011
Second place: Autographed baseball bat (you choose from Lasorda, Walker, Fernandez, Gaston, Jenkins, etc….)
Third place: Autographed baseball (you choose from Lasorda, Fernandez, Jenkins, Walker etc…)
Fourth & Fifth place: New Era Major League Baseball hat of your choice
Cost: $10 per entry
Deadline: Wednesday, March 31st at 11:59pm EST.
2010 SUMMER CAMPS for Boys & Girls
* Week-long camps (drop off Sunday, pick-up Saturday), including accommodation & meals
* Focus on baseball FUNdamentals, swimming, soccer & tennis, trip to Rogers Centre
* Social Justice and Cultural Awareness programs incorporated
* Baseball Celebrities to take part
Mark your calendar with these key dates in 2009-10:
October 12-April 30 >> Museum open only for pre-booked group tours
May 1 >> Museum Opens for the season (open weekends only in May)
Friday, June 18 >> 14th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic
Saturday, June 19 >> Induction Ceremony 2010 at 11am
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
P.O. Box 1838 (140 Queen St. E.)
St. Marys, ON, Canada, N4X 1C2
Tel: (519) 284-1838
Toll Free: 1-877-250-BALL
Fax: (519) 284-1234