MLB.com Home Run Beat the Streak -- Official Rules

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The object of MLB.com Home Run Beat the Streak (the "Contest") is to establish a virtual "home run streak" and keep it going for as long as possible. You'll do this by selecting one Major League Baseball ("MLB") player each game day, from a list displayed on MLB.com of MLB players who are on a MLB Club's active roster on that game day. If the player you select for that game day hits at least one home run in that day's games, your streak continues. If the player you select does not hit a home run, you can still participate, but your streak is reset to zero. You must select a player each game day; however, you can make your daily player selections for up to ten (10) calendar days in the future. If you fail to select a player for any game day, your streak will automatically reset to zero. You can select any player as many times as you want over the course of the Contest Period (as defined below).

Eligibility

The Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, Washington D.C., and Canada (excluding residents of the Province of Quebec) who are of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least 18 in the U.S.) as of the date of entry with a valid e-mail address and Internet access as of March 31, 2010. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited by law, rule or regulation.

Employees or consultants of the MLB Entities (defined below) or any of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries or advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (parent, sibling, child or spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and any person residing in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win a prize. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM" or "MLB.com"), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the Major League Baseball Clubs, Tickets.com, Inc., SportsOnEarth, LLC and each of their respective subsidiaries or affiliated entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Major League Baseball Clubs or the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, and the directors, officers, employees and agents of the above entities.

Contest Period

The Contest begins on April 4, 2010 and ends following the conclusion of the final game of the 2010 MLB regular season (the "Contest Period").

How to Register

You may register to participate in the Contest from 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on April 1, 2010 through 11:59 p.m. ET on September 26, 2010 (the "Registration Period"). Online entry only. No other method of registration will be accepted. Limit one (1) registration per person and per unique email address. In case of multiple registrations received from any person or email address, only the first registration received from such person or email address will be considered. To register to participate, during the Registration Period visit www.mlb.com/fantasy and click on the banners, buttons and/or links to access the Contest registration page, then follow the directions provided. If you are not already a member of the site, you must become one before you can register to participate in the Contest (membership is free). Registrations must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 26, 2010. Please note that all information submitted by participants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, MLB.com's Terms of Use accessible at www.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/about_mlb_com/terms_of_use.jsp and Privacy Policy accessible at www.mlb.com/privacy. Registrations generated by script, macro or other automated means will be void.

Game Administration

By registering and/or participating, participants agree that MLBAM will solely resolve any disputes and rules violations that arise in connection with the Contest. All decisions by MLBAM regarding the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Any incidence of collusion or cheating, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will be subject to disqualification from the Contest without limitation to any other rights or remedies available to MLBAM. If you have any questions regarding the Contest, please send an e-mail to MLB.com customer support.

Selecting Your Players

Each day on which an MLB game is played during the Contest Period (each, a "Game Day"), you must select one (1) player from a list displayed on MLB.com of MLB players who are on a MLB Club's active roster on that Game Day. If you fail to select a player for any Game Day, your streak will reset to zero. The list of available players may change as a result of injury or other roster changes, so be alert. You may select any player from the list of MLB players who are on a MLB Club's active roster on that Game Day, including a player you have previously chosen. You will have until five (5) minutes prior to the start of the first MLB game being played on that Game Day to make your player selection for that Game Day, after which you may not submit a player or change your selection; however, you can make your daily player selection up to ten (10) calendar days prior to any Game Day and may change your selection until five (5) minutes prior to the start of the first MLB game being played on that Game Day. MLB.com's computer shall be the official clock of the Contest.

Establishing and Maintaining a Streak

All participants start at zero. Your streak is measured by the number of consecutive Game Day(s) the player(s) you select are credited with a home run during the Contest Period.

If you select a player for any Game Day who does not hit a home run during the Game Day for which you selected him, your streak ends and must start to build your streak again from zero.

If for any reason a player you select does not play during the Game Day for which you selected him, your streak will NOT end. A home run streak will also NOT end if each of the selected player's plate appearances (one or more) result in a base on balls, hit batsman, defensive interference or a sacrifice bunt. A home run streak will end if the player has a sacrifice fly and no home run. Except as set forth in the Suspended Games Section below, your streak will remain intact in the event of any cancelled or postponed MLB game. The foregoing is based on official scoring as confirmed by MLBAM.

In the event that a player you select plays in a double-header, your streak will only continue if the player hits at least one home run in both games in which he plays on 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 hits at least one home run in both games of a double-header, your streak will continue, but your streak will only increase by one (1) home run for that Game Day, and not two (2) home runs.

NOTE: Except as set forth in the Suspended Games section below, only home runs officially scored as home runs in 2010 MLB regular season games will be counted as valid home runs in the Contest.

Suspended Games

The following shall apply in the event any 2010 MLB game(s) is suspended during the Contest Period (each, a "Suspended Game"):

1) In the event any Suspended Game (s) is subsequently completed within three (3) calendar days immediately following the date on which any such game(s) was suspended, for purposes of this Contest, all home runs officially scored as home runs for such Suspended Game(s) shall count as valid home runs for the Game Day on which such Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled.

Example: A participant selects Dustin Pedroia to hit a home run on the May 4th game that is suspended. Pedroia goes 0-for-2 in the first part of the game that is suspended on May 4th, but hits a home run in the portion of the Suspended Game that is resumed the next day, May 5th. In this case, although Pedroia's home run took place on May 5th, for purposes of this Contest, the hit would count as a valid home run for May 4th, Game Day on which such Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled.

2) In the event any Suspended Game(s) is not completed within three (3) calendar days immediately following the date on which such game(s) was suspended, for purposes of this Contest, ONLY home runs officially scored as home runs in the portion of the game(s) that was played prior to the suspension will count as valid home runs for the Game Day on which such Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled, 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.

Under any of these circumstances, for purposes of this Contest, only home runs officially scored as home runs in the portion of the MLB game(s) that was played prior to the suspension will count as valid home runs for the Game Day on which such Suspended Game (s) was originally scheduled. As such, any home runs officially scored as home runs from any portion of any Suspended Game(s) that is completed four (4) or more calendar days immediately following the date on which the game(s) is suspended will NOT count as valid home runs for purposes of this Contest.

Example: A game started on Wednesday, May 21st between the Red Sox and Rangers is suspended with the score tied at 2-2 in the 7th inning. The game isn't resumed until Sunday, May 25th (i.e., four (4) calendar days later), and the Red Sox go on to win 3-2. In this case, all home runs officially scored as home runs from the first portion of the game (i.e., the portion played on May 21, prior to the game being suspended) will count as valid home runs for the May 21 game. Any home runs officially scored as home runs from the second portion of the game that was completed on May 25 will NOT count toward either game played on May 21 or May 25.

3) In the event any Suspended Game(s) is not completed within three (3) calendar days immediately following the date on which the game(s) was suspended, any home runs officially scored as home runs in any portion of such Suspended Game(s) will NOT count as valid home runs 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 either of these circumstances, home runs officially scored as home runs for any portion(s) of any Suspended Game(s) will NOT count as valid home runs for purposes of this Contest (i.e., such home runs shall not apply to either the (1) Game Day on which the Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled, or (2) Game Day on which the Suspended Game(s) was completed.

Example: A game played on Wednesday, June 2nd between the Red Sox and Athletics is suspended with the score tied at 4-4 in the 4th inning. The game isn't resumed until Sunday, June 6th (i.e., four (4) calendar days later), and the Athletics go on to win 8-5. In this case, none of the home runs officially scored as home runs will count for either part of the game and accordingly, for either Game Day of a Contest participant's streak.

Stat Corrections

Your home run totals will not be updated to reflect official MLB statistics corrections that occur more than three (3) calendar days after the completion of an entire Game Day's schedule of games.

For example: for a game played on Friday, June 4, the official scoring change would have to be made on or before Monday, June 7, to count toward a user's streak. If a scoring change for the Friday, June 4 game were to take place on Tuesday, June 8 (four calendar days later), the scoring change would NOT be reflected in your home runs streak.

PRIZES

Prize winner(s) are fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses not specified herein as being provided related to the acceptance and use of any prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. Cash prizes will be awarded in the form of a check in U.S. dollars. Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except in MLBAM's sole and absolute discretion. MLBAM reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the MLBAM. NO PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED IF NO PARTICIPANT ACHIEVES A HOME RUN STREAK OF AT LEAST SEVEN (7) GAMES.

Top Streak Prize

The eligible participant, if any, with the longest streak during the Contest Period, greater or equal to eleven (11), as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will win ten thousand dollars (US$10,000) (the "Top Streak Prize"). The Top Streak Prize will be awarded in the form of a check as one (1) lump sum payment.

NOTE: Top Streak Prize will only be awarded if an eligible participant achieves a home run streak greater than or equal to eleven (11), as determined by MLBAM.

Grand Prize

If no participant achieves a home run streak greater than or equal to eleven (11) during the Contest Period, the eligible participant with the longest winning streak during the Contest Period greater than or equal to seven (7) will win two (2) tickets to the 2011 MLB All-Star Game to be played at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ (the "Grand Prize").

Grand Prize will only be awarded if (i) no eligible participant achieves at least an eleven-game (11) home run streak and (ii) an eligible participant achieves a home run streak greater than or equal to seven (7).

Seat locations shall be selected by MLBAM at its sole and absolute discretion. TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMODATIONS NOT INCLUDED. Grand Prize does not include tickets to All-Star Sunday, All-Star Workout Day, MLB All-Star FanFest or any other event or exhibition during the 2011 MLB All-Star Week apart from the 2011 MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. If the 2011 MLB All-Star Game or Home Run Derby or any other prize-related activity is canceled or postponed for any reason, MLBAM will substitute tickets to that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of comparable or greater value as determined solely by MLBAM. All prize details are at MLBAM's sole discretion. Grand Prize winner's guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless child or legal ward of winner. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and may be subject to change. Winner agrees to comply with all applicable stadium regulations in connection with the Grand Prize. The MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to winner and/or guest who engages in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game.

In the event two (2) or more eligible participants achieve the longest streak during the Contest Period greater than or equal to seven (7), tiebreakers (see below) will be used to determine the Top Streak Prize or Grand Prize, as applicable.

Tiebreakers for Top Streak Prize or Grand Prize

In the event of a tie for any prize, tiebreakers will be used among the remaining tied participants in the following order:

1. Total number of home runs during the streak of all the players the participant selected;
2. Total number of RBIs during the streak of all the players the participant selected;
3. Total number of hits during the streak of all the players the participant selected;
4. Total number of RBIs by the player the participant selected on the most recent day of the streak, going back one day at a time until the tie is broken;
5. Total number of hits by the player the participant selected on the most recent day of the streak, going back one day at a time until the tie is broken; and
6. MLBAM will administer a timed baseball trivia quiz, testing the tied participants' knowledge of Major League Baseball, until the tie is broken.

The participant whose submission is closest to the correct answer will be deemed the winner of the applicable tiebreaker.

LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

General Conditions

By registering and/or participating, each participant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, the MLB.com Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and by the decision(s) of MLBAM which shall be final and binding in all respects.

Each winner will be notified by e-mail and/or telephone (in MLBAM's discretion) and may (in MLBAM's discretion) be confirmed by postal mail, return receipt (the "Prize Notification"). In the event that the winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within five (5) calendar days of date of issuance, a disqualification will result and prize will be forfeited and, at MLBAM's sole discretion, awarded to the runner-up (if applicable). Each winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to MLBAM and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility (or, if a resident of Canada, a declaration) and Release of Liability and, where legal, Publicity within five (5) calendar days of date of issuance. Winner's companion (if a minor, his/her respective parent or legal guardian) will also be required to sign & return a Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of prize. Failure to submit any identification required by MLBAM or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of any prize or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and prize will be forfeited and, at MLBAM's sole discretion, awarded to the runner-up (if applicable).

Participants agree to allow MLBAM and its designees to use their names and likenesses in any and all mediums now or hereafter known for advertising and publicity purposes throughout the world in perpetuity, without any compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

All applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. This Contest and these Official Rules will be governed by the laws of the State of New York. Any court of competent jurisdiction sitting within the State of New York, New York County will be the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute arising out of or relating to this Contest or these Official Rules. MLBAM's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

The MLB Entities and each of their respective parent companies, trustees, subsidiaries, franchisees, affiliates, licensees, agents, independent contractors and advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents and employees (collectively, the "Released Parties") are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, garbled, delayed, undelivered or misdirected entries, selections or registrations, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a participant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions.

Major League Baseball game dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Major League Baseball Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The Released Parties will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition.

Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, computer, network, typographical, printing, human or other errors relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the offer or administration of this Contest, the processing of entries, selections or registrations, the tabulation of streaks, the cancellation of games or any errors appearing in any Contest related-materials, including, but not limited to, errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the prize winners or the distribution of the prizes. MLBAM reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

The Released Parties make no warranties, express or implied, relative to the use or enjoyment of any prize or portions 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 liability for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused by participation in the Contest or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, use or misuse of any prize, or any portion of any prize.

MLB.com Home Run Beat the Streak is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Baseball and MLB.com, the Official Site of Major League Baseball. 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, 2010) or an additional copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: MLB.com Home Run 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 December 31, 2010). 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 reserves the right at its 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, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, 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 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 BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, MLBAM WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

All entries must include a valid e-mail address for the participant. 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 reserves 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: MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

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