Congratulations to Sesmus, the winner of the Amazin' Avenue Swag Contest for May! And, thanks to my woeful lack of foresight, I get to ship his swag all the way to Finland!
For those of you who are new to the site or who still don't know what the deal is, all of the information about the contest can be found in the left sidebar under "AA SWAG CONTEST". There you will find a link to the current game, the current month's scoreboard, and the contest rules. If you have any questions about the contest I ask that you read over the rules first. If anything is still unclear after reading them then by all means fire away.
For winning the May contest, Sesmus claimed -- among several options -- the The New York Mets: Greatest Games of Shea Stadium, which is a six-disc collection featuring six of the greatest games ever played at Shea Stadium in their entirety. This includes Game 4 of the 1969 World Series, Game 3 of the 1986 NLCS, Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS, the first game after 9/11, and a walk-off victory against the Yankees in 2006.
Having won a month, Sesmus is not eligible to win another monthly contest this season. If the Mets are fortunate enough to make the postseason we will have some sort of playoff contest, so he would be eligible for any prizes there. Also, there's a chance to win a prize every single game for racking up a perfect 100 on that day's contest, so he (or any other monthly winner) could still cash in there. It's not easy to score perfectly; you have to get all five questions right, including nailing the pitcher's game score right on the nose. However, this is a neat way for past winners to keep playing and for folks who missed a few games or joined the monthly contest too late to participate and still win a prize even if they are too far behind to win the monthly contest.
Here are the top ten scores for the month of May:
|AA User||April Score|
|IanB in MD||832|
The full May scoreboard can be found here. You may notice the occasional duplicate entry because some folks have filled in forms using different e-mail addresses. As a reminder, the scores for the month are aggregated by username and e-mail, so make sure you use the same ones every day. Also, make sure the e-mail address you use matches the one you signed up with here on AA.
Thanks again to everyone who participated this month. I think we all had a lot of fun, and hopefully it made the games and the game chatters here a little more interesting. Here's to more fun and even more participation in June.