SF’s "Predict-the-Matsuzaka-Contract-Terms" competition was kind of a bust—Jeez, none of you "experts" even came close; when yours truly was declared winner the masses here screamed FOUL! Fine. I can’t blame you. Ask me, it sounds like typical Sox-style malfeasance. Anyhow, I renounce my throne, and hereby offer a new, culturally appropriate competition to the greater YFSF community, which means anyone and everyone out there willing to enter. The brief:
Compose a haiku that includes either the name Daisuke Matsuzaka or Kei Igawa* and post it to the comments below no later than 11:59 PM, December 31, 2006. A distinguished panel of "celebrity" judges will choose two winners. The top YF and SF entrants get their choice of item from the YFSF store, and maybe a little something else. Multiple submissions welcome. The authors of this blog may contribute entries, but are not eligible for victory or the prizes.
*Due to the length of the name Daisuke Matsuzaka we will accept either the first or last name, or an abbreviation (eg, "Dice-K") in any entry. Same goes for Igawa, out of fairness. But special consideration will be given for use of the full name, and we’ll be even more impressed if you can get all four in there. And don’t forget Boras.
UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming response, we have moved the closing date of this competition up to 11:59 PST, Saturday, December 23, 2006. Please have all entries in by that time.—YF