Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 Scavenger Hunt

First, yes I know it's a little late this year. Believe it or not, that was intentional. I felt like it was going on too long starting it right after the season ended. Besides, nobody worked on it until the last minute anyway. So, I put it off a bit. My original plan, actually, was to post in on Jan 1, and give you just 36 days to enter. But, just the other day I noticed that I was naming the Hunt after the year it started. So, if I waited until Jan 1, I'd have to call it the 2016 Scavenger Hunt...and there would be no 2015 winner. That might not be weird for anyone other than me, but it's my blog. So, I bring you the 2015 Scavenger Hunt!

I’m sure you remember how it works. If not, I’ll remind you. 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. Whoever sends me pictures of the most items wins. Pretty simple, right? We’ll make the end of the hunt be 12:36 PM eastern time on February 5, 2016. This both gives enough time to find the stuff, and fills the time almost 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 2015 Scavenger Hunt Champion! I’m sure that Kristen has found her 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 pile of Section 36 SWAG including: a scorebook made of Section 36 official scorecards bound together to allow you to score twenty games, a Section 36 bumper sticker, Section 36 2.5" square sticker, and Section 36 2" square magnet! Not too bad, right?  If I come up with something else between now and then, maybe I'll add it on. Ready to get started? Here is this year’s list of items to get pictures of:

1. Pedro Martinez Hall of Fame Plaque
2. Ticket to ALCS game played by the Red Sox
3. Red Sox number 26 jersey
4. Official Program from 2013 World Series
5. “ESPN” magazine with Red Sox player on cover
6. Homemade “I’d Rather Be in Section 36” t-shirt
7. Red Sox-Star Wars collectable
8. Wine bottle featuring Red Sox player
9. Red Sox poker chip
10. Red Sox salsa
11. Red Sox beach towel
12. Mookie Betts baseball card
13. Used official Section 36 scorecard
14. 2013 World Series baseball
15. Cy Young Statue
16. Mike Napoli replica jersey
17. 2014 Red Sox Media Guide
18. Red Sox garden item
19. Autograph of member of 2011 Red Sox
20. Red Sox bikini
21. 2013 World Championship item
22. David Price t-shirt
23. Jim Rice Hall of Fame plaque postcard
24. Red Sox bobblehead
25. Ticket stub from Section 36
26. Red Sox minor league affiliate collectable
27. Fathead of a Red Sox player
28. 36 of something
29. Van Ness St
30. 2013 World Championship banner
31. Red Sox souvenir cup
32. Autobiography of Red Sox player
33. “Fenway Park 100 Seasons” baseball
34. Ted Williams item
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 Pedro Martinez 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 Lansdowne St, 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. 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) You can even tweet it to me, or use a Facebook msg. Whatever works for you! (Actually, if you want to snap a pic to section36 to, that's fine too!) 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 David Price t-shirt, while standing on Van Ness St, 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!


  1. Do they really make cards that say "Cookie Betts" or is that a typo?

    1. Ha ha. Definitely a typo. I should leave it just to have one item people have to keep looking for. But, I have changed it. Thanks!

      Although, I guess if anyone does find a "Cookie Betts" card, I'll accept it. 😀


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