Okay, we are now in the stretch run before Opening Day (always capitalized in Cincinnati, remember). There is a lot of excitement for this Reds team, more excitement than I remember in at least a decade.

I thought it would be fun to have a little prediction contest here. We’re actually going to have two prediction contests. First, predict the Reds’ final 2010 record; the winner will receive a snazzy Redleg Nation t-shirt (design to be unveiled in the near future). Put your predictions in the comments section below, and we’ll check back in October to see who was the closest.

Prediction Contest #1
Answer all these questions:

–What record will the Reds have in 2010?

Tiebreaker 1: Where will the Reds finish in the NL Central standings?
Tiebreaker 2: Who will lead the Reds in pitching wins?
Tiebreaker 3: How many homers will Jonny Gomes hit?

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The second contest will be to predict the Reds record at the All-Star break. The winner of this contest will receive a ticket to the Redleg Nation outing at a Reds game in July (details about that forthcoming, as well; it’s time to put some faces to some names!)

Prediction Contest #2
–What record will the Reds have at the 2010 All-Star break?

Tiebreaker 1: How many RBI will Jay Bruce have at the All-Star break?
Tiebreaker 2: How many (MLB) wins will Aroldis Chapman have at the All-Star break?

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Opening Day. Let’s hear those predictions!

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