Double-headersIn the event that a player you select plays in a double-header, your streak will only continue if the player gets at least one (1) hit in both games in which he plays that Game Day unless all the selected player's plate appearances (one or more) result in a base on balls, hit batsman, defensive interference or a sacrifice bunt. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that a player you select gets at least one (1) hit in both games of a double-header, your streak will continue, but your streak will only increase by one (1) hit for that Game Day, and not two (2) hits. NOTE: Except as set forth in the Suspended Games section below, only hits officially scored as hits in 2012 MLB regular season games will be counted as valid hits in the Contest.
Suspended GamesThe following rules shall apply in the event any 2012 MLB game(s) is officially suspended during the Contest Period (each, a "Suspended Game"): 1. Only hits, at bats and sacrifice flies that are officially scored as hits, at bats and sacrifice flies in the portion of the game that was played prior to the point of suspension of such Suspended Game shall count as hits for purposes of this Contest provided either of the following conditions apply at the time such game(s) is suspended: a. The MLB Club that is trailing in the portion of the game that was suspended (i) has made fifteen (15) or more outs in the game, and/or (ii) has completed all of its at-bats for five (5) innings; or b. The home MLB Club (i) has made fifteen (15) or more outs, (ii) has completed all of its at-bats for five (5) innings, and/or (iii) has tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. Example: A participant with a streak of eleven (11) selects Mark Gardener to hit on the May 6th game that is suspended in the 7th inning. Gardener goes 1-for-2 in the portion of the game that was played on May 6th. The participant's streak would increase to twelve (12). 2. Any hits, at bats or sacrifice flies officially scored as hits, at bats and sacrifice flies in the portion of the game that was played prior to the point of suspension of such Suspended Game will NOT count as valid hits for purposes of this Contest provided either of the following conditions apply at the time such game(s) is suspended: a. The MLB Club which is trailing has NOT (i) made fifteen (15) or more outs in the game, and/or (ii) completed all of its at-bats for five (5) innings; or b. An MLB game is tied and the visiting MLB Club has NOT (i) made fifteen (15) outs or more in the game, or (ii) completed all of its at-bats for five (5) or more innings. Under any of these circumstances, for purposes of this Contest, your streak will not end. Example: A participant with a streak of eleven (11) selects Mark Gardener to hit on the May 6th game that is suspended in the 3rd inning. Gardener goes 1-for-2 in the portion of the game that was played on May 6th. The participant's streak would remain at eleven (11). 3. For any Suspended Game, any hits, at bats or sacrifice flies officially scored as hits, at bats and sacrifice flies during the resumption the Suspended Game will NOT count as valid hits, at bats or sacrifice flies for purposes of this Contest. Example: A participant with a streak of eleven (11) selects Mark Gardener to hit on the May 6th game that is suspended after the 7th inning. Gardener goes 0-for-2 in the portion of the game that was played on May 6th. If the Suspended Game resumes on May 7th and Gardener hits a single in the 9th inning of that portion of the game, that single will not count as a valid hit for purposes of this Contest. Stat Corrections For purposes of the Contest, hit totals will not be updated to reflect any official MLB statistics changes or corrections that occur after the completion of the applicable game. Accordingly, any subsequent official MLB statistics changes will not result in recalculating any streaks in the Contest. By way of example only, in the event there is an official MLB scoring correction for a game played on Wednesday, July 18 that changes an error to a hit for a player you selected for that game, and the official MLB statistics change was made on Thursday, July 19 (i.e., one (1) calendar day after the July 18 game was completed), the scoring change would NOT be reflected in your hit streak. PRIZES Prize winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided including but not limited to any and all costs and expenses incurred by accepting and using the Prize (or any portion thereof) are the sole responsibility of the winner. Gift certificates may be subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except in YES Network's sole and absolute discretion. YES Network reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the YES Network. NO PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED IF NO PARTICIPANT ACHIEVES A HITTING STREAK OF AT LEAST TWENTY (20) GAMES. Prize The eligible participant with the longest hitting streak during the Contest Period greater than or equal to twenty (20), as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will win one (1) Commemorative Seat from the Original Yankee Stadium and one (1) $500 Bob's Stores gift certificate (the " Prize"). Approximate retail value of the Prize: $1349.99. For the avoidance of doubt, the Prize will be awarded to the eligible participant that earned the longest hitting streak during the Contest Period, not the longest active hitting streak at the time the Contest Period ends. NOTE: Grand Prize will only be awarded if an eligible participant achieves a hitting streak greater than or equal to twenty (20), as determined by MLBAM. Tiebreakers In the event of a tie, tiebreakers will be used among the remaining tied participants in the following order: 1. Total number of hits during the streak of all the players the participant selected; 2. Total number of hits by the player the participant selected on the most recent Game Day of the streak, going back one Game Day at a time until the tie is broken; 3. Total bases during the streak of all the players the participant selected; 4. Total bases by the player the participant selected on the most recent Game Day of the streak, going back one Game Day at a time until the tie is broken; and 5. MLBAM will administer a timed baseball trivia quiz, testing the tied participants' knowledge of Major League Baseball, until the tie is broken.
TThe Released Parties make no warranties, express or implied, relative to the use or enjoyment of the Prize (or any portion thereof), including without limitations, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. By entering the Contest, each participant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and fully release the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action and liabilities for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participation in, or preparation for, the Contest or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, use or misuse of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including any travel or any activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof).Beat the Streak is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Baseball and Yesnetwork.com, the Official Site of The YES Network. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling. Rules/Winner Information For winner information (available after December 1, 2012) or an additional copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: MLB.com Beat the Streak c/o Melissa Wester, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Specify "Rules" or "Winner List." Requests must be received by September 30, 2012. Residents of VT and Canada may omit return postage on rules requests. Internet If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, cancellation of games or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, MLBAM and YES Network reserve the right at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, to determine the winners, if any, from among all eligible, non-suspect hitting streaks achieved up to the point of termination. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, cable, satellite, wireless, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, malfunctions of Smartphones, iPhones or other wireless devices, wireless service problems, cellular tower equipment, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or wireless service congestion, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, YES NETWORK WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT, AND MLBAM, YES NETWORK AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a participant, an entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, MLBAM and YES Network reserve the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Released Parties shall have no liability to any participants who are disqualified due to such an action. Sponsor Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, LLC, d/b/a The YES Network, 405 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10174.
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