Friday, May 14, 2010

We have a winner...and unfortunately, a loser

The Opening Day contest to guess which manager would get the axe first has come to a close.

In a strange twist, the Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore fired manager Trey Hillman Thursday morning, yet allowed him to manage the game Thursday evening. The Royals ended their 7 game losing streak, giving Hillman the opportunity to go out a winner. It was also Zack Greinke's first win of the season.

Hillman and the Royals were 12-23 this season and 152-207 during Hillman's 2+ seasons at the helm.

Ryan aka Oriole Magic and Zman40 were the only two people who picked Hillman in the contest.

I conducted the randomization via and this is what happened on the third and final push o' the random button:

I'm still trying to get down the whole printscreen thing, but Zman is our winner, Hillman the loser. I'll send Z a few packs of cards plus a few Royals to add to his collection.

Thanks to everyone who entered.

NOTE TO NIGHT OWL: I did mail your May prize package on Thursday, so you should get it on Monday, give or take a day.


  1. Dang, I had a 50-50 shot and still didn't win! But congrats to Zach. I really thought that it was going to be Trembley for a few weeks there.
    Thanks for the awesome contests!

  2. Weeee! When you get the printscreen thing down fully, let me know. I'm not even at the stage you're at yet.

  3. Poor Trey Hillman... Fitting that a Royals fan won when his team lost a manager though... I am really liking your contests...