Saturday, November 3, 2012

2012 Scavenger Hunt

Submitted by Ruben

Thankfully, we’ve reached the end of another baseball season. You know what that means. It’s time for the Fifth Annual Section 36 Scavenger Hunt! You remember how it works. Below, you’ll find a list of 36 items for you to try and find. When you find an item, take a picture of it and send it along to me in an e-mail. Whoever sends me pictures of the most items wins. Pretty simple, eh? We’ll make the end of the hunt be 12:36 PM eastern time on February 5, 2013. This both gives enough time to find the stuff, and fills the time right up to pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. Sound like fun? What do you win if you find the most items? Worldwide fame and admiration! I will post the winner’s name (and picture if one is provided) on this very site and hail them as the 2012 Scavenger Hunt Champion! I’m sure that Jere has found his worldwide fame to be quite an honor this past year. If you actually want a prize you can hold in your hand, I’ll award a hardcover copy of Mark Frost’s fabulous book Game Six. I’m also including 200 different Red Sox baseball cards for the winner. Not too bad, right? Ready to get started? Here is this year’s list of items to get pictures of:

1. Cy Young Statue
2. Ticket to World Series game played by the Red Sox
3. Tris Speaker Hall of Fame plaque postcard
4. Official Program from 1999 All-Star game
5. “Sporting News” magazine with Red Sox player on cover
6. Homemade “Section 36” t-shirt
7. Red Sox rug
8. Wine bottle featuring Red Sox player
9. Red Sox Coca-Cola item
10. Red Sox ice-cream carton
11. Red Sox player
12. Cody Ross baseball card
13. Used official Section 36 scorecard
14. 2004 World Series baseball
15. Red Sox thermometer
16. Adrian Gonzalez replica jersey
17. 2012 Red Sox Media Guide
18. Hallmark Ornament of Red Sox player
19. Autograph of member of 2011 Red Sox
20. Red Sox bikini
21. “Fenway Park 100 Seasons” baseball
22. Will Middlebrooks t-shirt
23. Drawing of Wally
24. Red Sox lamp
25. Red Sox bear
26. Ticket stub from Section 36
27. Condiment with a picture of Red Sox player on it
28. Red Sox pen
29. Yawkey Way
30. 2004 World Championship banner
31. Red Sox license plate holder
32. Biography of Red Sox player
33. Non-Red Sox baseball card using a picture taken in Fenway Park
34. Red Sox paperweight
35. Female Red Sox fan
36. Male Red Sox fan

A quick clarification. Unless it says otherwise, “Red Sox Player” refers to anyone who ever played for the Sox in a regular season game. That counts even if the player isn’t depicted as a Red Sox player in the picture. So, Jim would be able to use anything from his Phillies Room depicting players like Curt Schilling and Jonathan Papelbon, even if they’re in their Phillies garb.

Now, since I want this to be a scavenger hunt, and not a google search, I’ll need a way to make sure you actually find these items yourself. So, in order to qualify any picture must have any one of these three things in it.

  1. You. This might be the easiest way. If you’re in the picture, I can be pretty sure you actually found the item. This has one advantage in that it doesn’t have to be a new picture. If you went to Fenway last summer and took a picture on Yawkey Way, that would work. Or,
  2. The Section 36 logo. Just have it showing somewhere in the picture. Or,
  3. The address of this blog, “” , written somewhere in the picture. Either write it out on a piece of paper, on a sidewalk with chalk, on someone’s leg, whatever. (Just don’t vandalize anything).

That make sense? So, send in your pictures to me, section36 at gmail dot com (I bet you know which parts to replace with symbols) It would be nice if you told me which items you thought were in each picture. If there’s a tie between people who have the same number of found items, the tiebreaker will be the person who did it with the fewest number of pictures. If you get a picture of a Female Red Sox fan, wearing a Will Middlebrooks t-shirt, while holding a Red Sox pen, it would be 3 items in one picture. That’s a great start, although I’m sure you can do better. One year, Jere had over 20 items in a single photo! (If I need a second tiebreaker, I’ll have a vote to decide the best pictures.)

I think that covers everything! It’s now up to you to start sending me your pictures. I’ll keep reminding you as the months go by.

Good Luck!

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