In case you haven't noticed, we at SoSG like games. And (simple) math. Here's a little more of each for you.
As promised, everyone who submitted a solution attempt for the Nostradamus puzzle, correct or not, has been entered into a lottery to receive a Dodger-related prize item, courtesy of SoSG (SoSG Sax, to be specific). Also as promised, the manner in which the winner is selected will be both random and transparent. So here's how it works. First, the thirteen people who submitted an attempt, in rough but not necessarily exact chronological order of their submissions:
1. Mike Scioscia's T.I.
6. Gil Garesh
You may notice we started the numbering at 0 instead of 1. Here's why: based on the recorded attendance at tonight's Dodgers-Rockies game, as will be listed on dodgers.com tomorrow, we will pick the winner. Simply divide the attendance figure by 13, and whatever the remainder is will indicate the winner. So if there are 40,000 in attendance, dividing by 13 would give 3,076 with a remainder of 12, so Fanerman would win. If there are 36,351 in attendance, dividing by 13 would give 2,796 with a remainder of 3, so Steve would win. And so on.
Thankfully SoSG employs a team of full-time mathematicians precisely for situations like this, so we can probably achieve a 24-hour turnaround time on the calculation and have the winner announced soon after. He or she will just have to provide us with a physical mailing address via email, and we'll ship out the prize at our expense*. Good luck!
*we are not responsible for items lost in mail, particularly if being mailed to Venezuela.