Mar 30, 2012; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young (10) is congratulated by shortstop Elvis Andrus and first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) is congratulated by manager Ron Washington (38) as after scoring on a double off the bat of catcher Yorvit Torrealba (not pictured) during the second inning at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
Sky Kalkman has been doing this for a while at Beyond the Box Score, and so I am going to steal the idea, and the instructions, from him. Here's the contest:
Below you will find 44 pairs of numbers. In each case, you tell me which number will be bigger. One point for each correct answer. Most points wins.
Ties — and I expect there to be a nontrivial number of them — go to the side that had fewer votes. For example, here is a pair of numbers:
Wins by the Yankees
Wins by the Red Sox
Let’s say 41 people take the Yankees and 54 take the Red Sox. If the Yankees and Red Sox end up with the same number of wins, then each Yankee-backer will get a point and each Red Sox-backer will not.
I will buy the winner the 2013 Baseball Prospectus book.
The contest closes at midnight on Thursday, April 5.
The pairs are after the jump.