Friday, February 28, 2014

Win a Dinner & a Swank Ride-along!

Which Dodger once cruised around in this sweet ride?

And now for a different kind of contest. In case you didn't know, BJ Killeen is also an automotive journalist, and today she made her worlds collide:

Okay, I’ll admit it; I got the spring training media passes under false pretenses. Yes, I’m doing double duty as a baseball blogger and an automotive journalist. Hey, a girl’s gotta make a living, right? Well, I was going to keep my automotive research separate from SOSG, but then I thought, what kind of team member would I be if I did that? Don’t get me wrong; I’m still gonna use the information somewhere else, but I felt it was only right to pass along here what I learned speaking to the Dodgers boys. Now, not to take anything away from the master of tough quizzes, but I have a fun game that doesn’t require anyone to search their memory banks for some obscure detail and then turn it into an algebraic formula.

I asked 15 Dodgers (players and coaches) what the first car was they owned. Your job is to match the Dodger to the car. I have no prizes to give away; however, if anyone gets all 15 right, I’ll give you a ride and treat you to dinner in the next cool exotic car I test drive. (Sorry, the Bentley goes back Tuesday, but looming is the new Corvette, Maserati Ghibli, and others.) Good Luck!

Carl Crawford
A.J. Ellis
Andre Ethier
Adrian Gonzalez
Dee Gordon
Orel Hershiser
Jaime Jarrín
Kenley Jensen
Matt Kemp
Davey Lopes
Matt Magill
Don Mattingly
Mark McGwire
Scott Van Slyke
Juan Uribe
1956 Chevy Bel Air
1965 Ford Mustang
1976 Monte Carlo
1984 Toyota Supra
1989 Acura
1994 Jeep Cherokee
Audi A4
Chevy Nova
Ford Edge
Ford EXP
Ford Mustang
Honda Accord
Lincoln Navigator
Morris Minor
Nissan Altima

The deadline for entering is noon PST this Monday, March 3. Get your automotive brains revving!


Orel said...

What is a Morris Minor?

BJ Killeen said...

It's a small British car, like a Mini Cooper

BJ Killeen said...
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Alex Cora said...

Great job BJ. The rain was TOUGH to drive through but looks like we are going to make it home. Hope the rain doesn't wash out the rest of the week!

Orel said...

I want desperately for Uribe to have owned the Morris Minor.

BJ Killeen said...

Glad you made it safe, Alex!

berkowit28 said...

You'd think there'd be maybe one Dodger who owned a Dodge, just to be able to call himself a Dodger before making the big team...

Dusty Baker said...

Is Dee Gordon old enough to drive yet?

Fred's Brim said...

@DB I think he's finally old enough but he still has to sit on some phone books to see over the dash