We Have a Winner

2010 September 6
by CajoleJuice

As you might have noticed, I said I was giving away a couple of Mets books. I wasn’t sure how to go about picking or announcing a winner — I even thought about making a YouTube video of the process. A bunch of people commented on the post without emailing me, but it’s not like that many people commented in the first place. In the end, I just tore up a piece of computer paper into sixteen pieces of the exact same size, wrote the names on eleven of them, tossed them into my Mets hat, and picked out the winner.

Before I announce the winner here, I’m going to be totally honest. The first time around, I only put in the six people who had emailed me (only six people followed directions correctly!). I picked out @DonCheech. But I felt bad about this for two reasons: 1) His comment was by far the shortest, while many other people pleaded their case, and 2) I didn’t put in the other half of people that didn’t send me an email — I felt like maybe I should be lenient. So I picked again with all eleven commenters. And I picked out @DonCheech again. So there you go, the Mets gods wanted him to win.


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  • http://babygotbooks.org Lila

    You should have lied and picked one of the long thought-out comments.

    • http://somewhatmanlynerd.com/blog CajoleJuice

      Perhaps. But I never told people to plead their cases, one of the sites that linked to me did. The guy who won commented before that link showed up, so why should he be penalized! I really did appreciate all the personal comments, yet as Homer Simpson once said, “Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.”

      • http://babygotbooks.org Lila

        Which is why I said “you should have lied”, because you didn’t tell people to plead their cases but those who did were definitely more worthy.

      • http://somewhatmanlynerd.com/blog CajoleJuice

        But then how could I ever trust myself to do a random raffle again???