A couple of weeks into March, we solicited your entries for the Amazin’ Avenue Opening Day Roster Contest. Entries had to be submitted by March 15, more than two weeks before the start of the season. This gap allowed for reasonable best guesses to be made while maintaining a nice balance between shot-in-the-dark and can-of-corn.
The point of the exercise was to predict the Mets’ Opening Day 25-man roster. Despite some looming injury concerns and a number of players on the bubble, I figured someone would get all 25 right. Welp, that didn’t happen. Nobody managed 24 correct answers, either. Five of you did get 23 right, and you beautiful people are the winners. In order of entry date:
Winners receive a copy of Knuckleball! on DVD. Dickey be praised!
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. For fun, here’s a spreadsheet of the entries. I’ve identified the five winners; the rest of the entries are anonymous.