Friday, August 07, 2009

100SS finale

The crazy 100SS season ended last night with a high-tension 464-comment thread, and the overall winner is:

MR LA Sports Fan!!!

Congrats to Mr. LA SF for his victory, staving off a charging Orel by sticking the 300 and 400 levels on the nose, after stumbling at the 200 level. To recap last night's tenth and final game:

100: Orel +100

200: No +200 claim, but Mr LA SF -20 and Erin -80

300: Mr LA SF +300, Orel -30

400: Mr LA SF +400 ("the dagger"), fanerman -40

Equally exciting was Erin #2 and fanerman's quests for the cellar, which Erin #2 was able to pull out by a nose over a not-quite-as-bad-with-the-timing fanerman. Well done, Erin #2!

Final scores, through Aug 6 (10 games):

1. Mr LA SF 2,540
2. Orel 1,750
3. Eric Karros 1,040
4. rbnlaw 310
5. J Steve 160
6. karina -20
7. Gagne's LG -30
T8. Alex Cora -40
T8. Koufax -40
10. Josh S -70
T11. Cabell -90
T11. Neeebs -90
13. fanerman -290
14. Erin #2 -320

Mr. LA Sports Fan will win two tickets to the Dodgers / Cardinals game on Tuesday, August 18 (7p start). They are reserved level tickets kind of on the moon, so they're not exactly prime seats. But hey, they're free! And we did tell you that it was a small prize. Tickets are en-route, Mr. LA SF: enjoy your hard-earned victory and commensurate rewards, courtesy of Sons of Steve Garvey.

Thanks to all 15 contestants for playing. As for future plans for 100SS, we'll have to see; scoring the games was a heck of a lot harder than I had anticipated. And to be fair, 100SS was not for everybody. As Dusty Baker put it in a post:

When is this 100s stuff over? Can't wait. It's like an online version of the beach ball. (8/01/2009 3:39 PM)

We Sons don't like the beachballs. So maybe we'll put 100SS away "on hiatus", as LACMA puts it. Thanks everyone!

12 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Uh, I hate to tell this to you, but I don't think I can go to that game. If possible, don't mail those tickets. Orel can have them. If not, I'll see what I can do.

Steve Sax said...

MR LA SF, they're already in the mail...sorry! Wow, this is a real bummer. Anything you can do to shift? There are other reasons why it might make sense (check the note inside the envelope).

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I know for sure I can't change my plans. Maybe the Dodgers can do a refund. Either that or I sell them.

Steve Sax said...

You are welcome to sell them.

Another option might be sending them on to rbnlaw (fourth place, second non-Son finisher). (Screw Orel and EK.)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd definitely give them to rbnlaw. Unless he can't go to that game. Then I'm just gonna have to go down the list.

Erin #2 said...

Isn't there a saying about how last is best? :) Well lets just go with that for this situation!

fanerman said...

Damn! I missed the cellar by 10 points.

Erin #2 said...

I hope its a wine cellar! I could use a glass of white zin....

Orel said...

Last in 100SS, first in our hearts.

Dusty Baker said...

Congrats to the winner, MLASF, and to those who aspired to be the best losers!

Now I won't have to call the usher down.

Erin #2 said...

I love you Orel.......you can have the lemon pie!

Orel said...

Woo hoo!