Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2010 Scavenger Hunt

Once again, we’ve reached the end of another baseball season. (Much sooner for the Sox than I would have preferred.) It’s more than three months before we can even talk about Spring Training. Hopefully the Sox will have a productive hot stove season, but that will be many more rumors than facts. How else can we all spend our free time time? Once again, I have the answer. I present the Third Annual Section 36 Scavenger Hunt! I liked the way using pictures worked last year, so I’m going to make that the standard method. Here’s how it will work. Below, you’ll find a list of 36 items. 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 9, 2011. 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 2010 Scavenger Hunt Champion! I’m sure that Jere from RI has found his worldwide fame to be quite an honor this past year. I’m also offering an official Section 36 scorebook to the winner. This book will use my custom scoresheet, and will be bound with enough sheets to score 20 games. Not too bad, eh? OK. I'll sweeten it even more. The winner will recieve 200 cards of their favorite MLB team! Ready to get started? Here is this year’s list of items to get pictures of:

1. Bobblehead of Red Sox player
2. Dustin Pedroia replica jersey
3. Red Sox bat
4. Poster featuring Red Sox player
5. Red Sox/Coca-Cola item
6. Homemade “Section 36” t-shirt
7. Red Sox picture frame
8. Red Sox lamp
9. Gate “B” sign at Fenway Park
10. Red Sox mousepad
11. Red Sox player
12. Red Sox wall clock
13. Used official Section 36 scorecard
14. Red Sox blanket
15. Hallmark Ornament of Red Sox player
16. Wine bottle featuring Red Sox player
17. Clay Buchholz t-shirt
18. Red Sox foam finger
19. Red Sox keychain
20. Red Sox underwear
21. Red Sox Monopoly token
22. Official program from 2004 World Series
23. Mike Cameron baseball card
24. Red Sox lanyard
25. Red Sox shot glass
26. Ticket stub from Section 36
27. Red Sox beach ball
28. Autograph of member of 2007 World Series roster
29. Ticket to ALCS game played by the Red Sox
30. Red Sox pin
31. Starting Line-Up brand figurine of Red Sox player
32. Red Sox chair
33. Plush Wally the Green Monster
34. Fenway Park dirt
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 will need to have either one of these two 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 in front of Gate B, that would work. Or,
  2. The address of this blog, “www.section-36.blogspot.com” , 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). It has to be something in the picture, obviously, and not digitally added.

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 first 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 Red Sox lanyard over a Clay Buchholz t-shirt while holding a plush Wally the Green Monster, it would be 4 items in one picture. That’s a great start, although I’m sure you can do better. Last year, Jere had over 20 items in a single photo! (In case you were wondering, the other tiebreaker will just be my judgment as to which pictures I like the best.)

As I’m sure you can imagine, if you send me a picture, you’re stating that you have the rights to send me the picture. You’re also telling me that I can use the picture on my blog in just about any way I see fit.

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. Just profiled your blog from the Number 5 Type Collection and pointed to this year's contest (plus a few other articles). Hope it sends you a few more folks and thanks for running the hunt!

    Type Site: Section 36

  2. How am I only seeing this now? Glad I'm not too late. Expect a slew of pictures soon!

    "Hopefully the Sox will have a productive hot stove season, but that will be many more rumors than facts. "

    What a difference a couple of months make! Guess we can safely say they did have a very productive hot stove season.

  3. Glad you found this in time!

    To be fair, there were probably more rumors than facts. But, it was a heck of a lot more productive than I would have dreamed! Go Sox.
    Can't wait to see the pictures!


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