While we wait for the second half of the season to begin tonight, I thought I'd offer this to you -- a chance to win a prize, and a way to express how you feel the second half is going to go.
The prize is a $50 gift card from Distant Replays, which is located in suburban Atlanta and specializes in retro sports clothing from many different sports.
The contest is very simple. Post your pick for how many wins the Cubs will have at the end of the 2008 regular season. Obviously, many people will have the same number. So for a tiebreaker, let's go with a stat from the player who has probably generated the most comments on this site this year -- Ryan Theriot. Tiebreaker: what will Theriot's final batting average be? And just in case two people have the same pick for both Cub wins and Theriot BA, we'll have a second tiebreaker -- Theriot's OBP.
Have at it, good luck, and at last, there will be a pregame thread up late this afternoon.