Too many things have to go right for the Sox and too many will have to go wrong for the other teams in the division for the Sox to perhaps sniff post season play. And even then, I am not sure people would say the World Series Ring will be obtainable.
Last season you may recall that I had a few things to keep track of during the season to entertain myself, such as when The Carlos Quentin smiled or how many times Juan Pierre slid head-first into first base (because he said “don’t do it”) and of course, the number of games that Big Donkey had that did not have him striking out.
Big Donkey actually reached double-digit games on that one and it did result in chatter among fans. I will still be keeping track of that this season and will have a lovely graphic on the sidebar of this page so you can see when this magical thing happens.
This season, I will need more such things to keep track of. Let’s face it, it could be a hard watch this season if certain players don’t hit and others just can’t seem to take the mound every five days. In this spirit, I want you to come up with some “stats” to track this season. The sillier and more out there the possibility of the event happening, the better.
You have until March 16th at 5pm CST time to get your entries in. After that, I will pick the best three to put up for a vote and the winner will get a lovely Roger Bossard bobble head to add to your collection of Sox memorabilia. Leave your ideas in the comments section and get to thinking. By the deadline for submitting entries, we should have seen enough of the guys on the team to have a pretty good idea of what they might do in the way of silly stats to entertain us.
Don’t worry, if this isn’t your thing, I will have another contest starting up next week involving a Frank Thomas replica statue to give to a lucky reader.