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Win Rudy’s Tickets

Last month, Basis Points readers provided poetic send-offs to commemorate The Captain himself, Derek Jeter. The B-I-C congratulates you on a job well done. And no, we’re not crying – we just have something in our eye.

Speaking of endings, as Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” and sadly the 2014 edition of our “Win Rudy’s Tickets” giveaway is about to roll to a stop. But we’ve got one last game in us, and this contest will challenge you to take a stroll down memory lane.

For this installment, we are asking you baseball fans to dig deep in your memories and write a haiku about the team you idolized growing up and why. (And pssst…. it doesn’t have to be the Yankees.) What moment in baseball history made you become a fan of your favorite team? For the B-I-C, who grew up near Oakland, it was when the Kansas City A’s brought Reggie Jackson with them to the West Coast. That was when he became a die-hard Oakland A’s fan.

Write your best about any team in the AL or NL and be sure to submit it by September 3. Winners will be notified the next day and will receive tickets to the September 10, 7:05 p.m. game where the Yankees will trounce the Tampa Bay Rays.

To reiterate, these are primo seats. We’re talking second row directly behind home plate plus a gourmet meal in the Legends Club. To win, you must submit a haiku to the Basis Points® restructuring blog at Those who amuse the B-I-C the most will receive one of the three coveted tickets, as well as eternal fame as we honor their haiku (and the honorable mentions) on our website.

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