"Play Ball," our baseball trivia contest is here. One lucky winner can claim four coveted tickets (great seats), plus a valet-parking pass, to the Atlanta Braves' Sunday, Aug. 2 game against the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.
The contest, which will run from Tuesday, July 7, through Thursday, July 16, will test your knowledge of Braves trivia, as well as Major League Baseball, players, teams and the sport's big events in general. Of course, you can also rely on your research skills.
Here's how to play:
First of all, you can only play the game online. You must go to the newspaper's web site at www.news-daily.com. There is no way to play, other than online.
There will be one trivia question each day, July 7 through July 16, excluding the weekend, for a total of eight (8) questions.
Each day, you will have to log onto the web site, find the Sports section, then the article which contains the "Play Ball" logo that will enable you to find and answer the question. The "Play Ball" logo will be attached to the bottom of a different Sports article each day.
It is kind of like an Easter egg hunt. First, you've got to find the egg (the link and the question), then answer the question and submit your answer.
Once you click on the link, you will see a form that will allow you to fill in your name, phone number, address, etc. It is important that you use the same telephone number each day, since that phone number is how we will track you and your answers.
The newspaper will recognize only one entry per person, per phone number, per day.
The link and the day's question will be posted on the web site beginning at 2 a.m. It will be removed each day at 9 p.m. So the window for answering questions is from 2 a.m., to 9 p.m.
You cannot, for example, answer Tuesday's question on Wednesday.
After answers to the eighth question have been gathered and tallied, the winner will be the person who answered the most questions correctly. In the event of a tie, there will be a tie-breaker involving those who finished at the top. The decision of the editors is final.
The winner must claim the tickets in person -- with a photo ID -- at the Clayton News Daily's office at 138 Church Street in Jonesboro.
The winner must agree to allow his or her photo to be taken, and to be interviewed by the newspaper. The newspaper retains the right to publish the photos and interview, and/or use them for promotional purposes.
Employees of Triple Crown Media and their families are not eligible to participate in this contest.
Good luck. And may the most knowledgeable -- or Google-savvy -- man, woman, boy or girl win.