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Pro Baseball Pick 'Em Contest Winner Announced

Patch user "mp" guessed that the teams would combined for 33 runs, two fewer than the actual total of 35.

Editor's note: Due to an oversight, the winner of this contest was incorrectly announced on Tuesday. We sincerely regret the error.

It shouldn’t be surprising that most entrants in did not give the batters enough credit in making their selections.

Milwaukee outscored Chicago 18-17 in the three-game series over the weekend, and few participants counted on 35 total runs from the teams battling for last place in the division.

By guessing the (Brewers 19, Cubs 14), Patch user "mp" was chosen to win the $100 gift card good for pro baseball apparel.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Enjoy the rest of the baseball season!

william muller May 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM
hmm? reading the patch e-mail announcing the winner, again ,i noticed it says " few participants counted on 35 total runs..." a few? nobody did! so how can you say a few? then gary zambo DIDN"T win either, right? might just need a congressional hearing on ths matter. how deep does this go? the white house? hmmm? i need answers, people!!! i CAN "handle the truth" :)
Cristel Mohrman May 16, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Hi William, The winner was selected among all submissions from the Chicagoland and Milwaukee area. Our sites can only link to other Patches in the immediate area, so not all of the submissions were visible on this site. You can find some of the other submissions at http://muskego.patch.com/articles/pro-baseball-pick-em-contest-winner-announced and http://evanston.patch.com/articles/contest-guess-scoring-outcome-in-milwaukee-chicago-series-to-win-100-gift-card-83093a42#pdf-9650046 The original winner was named based on a random drawing. However, we learned that there was a correction made this week to the winner, as one of the Wisconsin contestants actually guessed 33 runs. This story has been updated to reflect that. Thanks for playing. And, as they say, there's always next year!
william muller May 16, 2012 at 03:24 PM
still sounds "fishy"!!! i found gary zambo on facebook. sorry gary that we both got excited for nothing. my poor lil niece and nephew aren't going to get a summer sports surprise from their uncle. oh, well congrats to "MP" with your win. (if you actually exist!) NOW, bring on the next contest. i believe in the Cubbies. they can win. so why not me, someday. and don't screw it up this time. OK? ;)
william muller May 16, 2012 at 03:40 PM
hmmm? i checked out the other sites cristel posted to see MP'S guess/entry. guess what. no MP. If mp is from the muskego patch, they've deleted all their entries. how convenient. can we say "ALWIVES". phew! taliban? i'm giving up gotta go see what that "package" is that just got tossed on my balcony just now. later, peeps. go Cubbies!!!
Cristel Mohrman May 16, 2012 at 04:10 PM
That was actually the Wisconsin story that announced the winner. If you click the link to the contest page (http://muskego.patch.com/articles/contest-guess-scoring-outcome-in-milwaukee-chicago-series-to-win-100-gift-card) you'll see the entries. Sorry for the confusion!

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