FleasField Free Shipping Challenge as of 10/29/10

I missed changing the Free Shipping Challenge question for last week due to a nasty cold… sorry! It’s that time of year, I guess, and everyone seems to be battling coughs and sniffles. Let’s hope, if you’re suffering, too, that you are able to lie on the couch and watch the MLB postseason!

I was totally blown out of the water on my postseason picks! How about you? Admittedly, my heart was governing my choices, but who would have thought the Texas Rangers would look so lively in the playoffs? And then move on to look so lack-luster in the World Series! I am definitely chuckling, (good-naturedly, of course). It’s not over yet, however! Can they make a home-field come-back? I think not, but I can hardly wait to find out.

So let’s toss out another baseball question,
in honor of the San Francisco Giants!

The Flea’s Field Free Shipping Challenge Question,
as of 10/29/10:

In baseball, what is IRS?

A correct trivia answer will qualify you for Free Shipping on any trading card order of $2 or more, at Flea’s Field!
Detailed instructions can be found in my original post.

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Published in: on October 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Flea’s Field Free Shipping Challenge 10/14/10 to 10/20/10

It’s time to post a new question for the Flea’s Field Free Shipping Challenge!

This week, we’ll stick with baseball, even though my 2010 Postseason picks have been thoroughly thrashed. (At least the Phillies played as I expected!) I’m still enjoying watching baseball into October, however, and hope that you are, too. Who are you rooting for? Yes, yes, I am wearing that Yankee hat now.

To qualify for Free Shipping on trading cards at Flea’s Field, my OnlineAuction.com store, simply omail me the correct trivia challenge answer for that week! Detailed instructions, if you need ’em,  can be found here.

So, without further adieu, here’s the challenge question for 10/14/10 to 10/20/10!

Who holds the MLB record for most stolen bases in a career, with 1406?

Published in: on October 14, 2010 at 9:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Picking the Rays to Come Out as ALDS Champs

Well, the Minnesota Twins screwed up my MLB Postseason Fantasy bracket with their loss to the New York Yankees. And they deserved it. Why couldn’t they have played like that against the Chicago White Sox? (We might have had a chance!) But moving forward, it looks like we’re going to see a pretty exciting game tomorrow evening, with the Rays’ David Price taking on the Rangers’ Cliff Lee.  I am sticking to my guns and picking the Rays to come out as ALDS champs.

David Price has a 19 / 6 regular season this year, with an ERA of 2.72. Pretty impressive! And Cliff Lee is certainly no slouch, with a 12 / 9 season and an ERA of 3.18.  No offense intended towards hitters like Carlos Pena and Vladimir Guerrero, but I’d sure love to see a pitcher’s battle tonight.

How are you doing with your picks? The Phillies performed exactly as I had expected, sweeping the Reds. And the Braves are hanging on, with a Game 3 win over the Giants, bring Atlanta to a series of 1 and 2, so I still have some hope left in that series!

Wait! With my original World Series pick, the Twins, already out of the running, does that mean I get a mulligan? It’s time to dust off my old Yankee hat? Fine by me… any other year and they would have been my choice in the first place! Darn it, Jim Thome.

Published in: on October 11, 2010 at 2:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Flea’s Field Free Shipping Challenge 10/7/10 to 10/13/10

It’s time for another trivia question in
the Flea’s Field Free Shipping Challenge!

Each week I’ll post a new trivia question on this blog…
to qualify for Free Shipping on trading card orders of $2 or more at Flea’s Field,  simply omail me the correct trivia answer!
Detailed instructions can be found in my original blog post.

Browse an assortment of Baseball, Football and Basketball trading cards at my OnlineAuction.com store!

This Week’s Trivia Question:

Who won the
NL Cy Young Award
in 1984?

Who Do The White Sox Fans Root For Now?

I’m sad. The Chicago White Sox 2010 Season is over, and with it go my hopes of seeing my local sluggers vying for another World Series title. Into the off-season we go, fidgeting in our seats a bit as we realize that it’ll soon be time for personnel changes and roster reorganization. (Oh gawd… please, don’t let go of Paulie!) But before we squirm, let’s take a quick look back at a +500 year that our team should be proud of. And look to the immediate future, because there’s still exciting baseball to be played, albeit our rivals! Who do the White Sox fans root for now?

Admittedly, in years past I have cheered on the New York Yankees in the postseason, however this year, I think I will change my tune.  (Sorry , Derek!) Here’s how my fantasy postseason will go…

American League: The Rays beat the Rangers and the Twins beat the Yankees, with the Twins finishing strong against the Rays and heading to the World Series.

National League: The Phillies beat the Reds and the Braves beat the Giants, with the Braves battling it out against the Phillies and ultimately advancing to the World Series.

The Twins win the World Series,  in 7 games, I might add.

Why do I want this? Jim Thome. There’s no other reason. I want to see him get a ring before he retires.  Don’t you love that guy? And I’d like to see Joe Mauer shine in the playoffs. Interesting story about this fabulous catcher… he was very fortunate to be signed by his hometown team, and thus, has had the support of his grandparents at every home game. How sweet is that!

Now Delmon Young, that’s another story. He proved to me what a jerk he is on August 17th, 2010, when he bull-dozed AJ Pierzynski! I guess the idiot has a bit of a temper … look at the video I found from 2009. Still, I can pick the Twins to win it all. Every family deserves a black sheep.

In an impressive 88-74 season, the White Sox had plenty of memorable moments.

How about Andruw Jones blasting his 400th career home run?

Or Juan Pierre leading the league with 68 stolen bases?

I could go on, but you get the idea… this year was really fun! Looking back at an old blog post from before the season started, I was whooping it up because Omar Vizquel had been signed. Not one to disappoint, Omar had a great year, and even Ozzie was quoted as saying he’d like to have this veteran back next year! In that post I was looking forward to watching Jake Peavy, too, so I hope we actually get a chance to see him next year. Gavin Floyd, too, I hope will be healthy and bringing his fantastic arm back to US Cellular Field.

So buck up, White Sox fans! As every Cub Fan is fond of saying, We’ll get ’em next year!

Tell me, who are you picking for the World Series Champs this year? Post your comment below, and if anyone calls it right, I’ll offer up a prize. (If there’s more than one comment that is correct, we’ll have a drawing.) Comments for the prize will only be accepted through October 10th, at midnight CST. I really want to know everyone’s choice, but especially the south-siders… who do the White Sox fans root for now???

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