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MLB Opening Day Pick 'em Official Rules


The Grand Prize will be awarded only if an eligible entrant achieves a score equal to or greater than one hundred twenty (120). If no eligible entrant achieves a score of at least one hundred twenty (120), no prize will be awarded.

1) Introduction: The Opening Day Pick 'Em contest (“ODPE”) invites participants to compete by submitting predictions regarding which Major League Baseball (“MLB”) teams will win the MLB games scheduled for March 28, 2024 (collectively, “Opening Day 2024”). To enter, you must have an account and complete an entry form selecting the team you think will win each of the fifteen (15) Opening Day 2024 games (each such selection, a “Prediction”) and answering two (2) tiebreaker questions. Your goal is to use your skill and knowledge of MLB to try to pick the winner of each Opening Day 2024 game and answer the tiebreaker questions. ODPE is subject to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule, or regulation.

2) Eligibility: ODPE is open only to legal residents of the United States, including its commonwealths, territories, and possessions, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are, as of the time of their ODPE entry, registered users of, legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence and at least eighteen (18) years old, and not otherwise ineligible per the terms of this Section 2. Excluded individuals may play but WILL NOT be eligible to receive any prize. Employees, officers, and directors and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household (whether or not related) of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“Sponsor”), the other MLB Entities (as defined below), each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, governors, related entities, partners, partnerships, principals, licensees, sponsors, and advertising/promotion agencies, Build Submarines, Genius Sports Group, any contest prize provider or commercial sponsor, and any other entity associated with ODPE, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns (collectively, “Promotion Parties”) are not eligible to participate or win. The “MLB Entities” shall mean Sponsor, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, the MLB Clubs (“Clubs”), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC, and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, and agents of the foregoing entities.

3) Entry Period: The entry period for ODPE will begin at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on March 26, 2024 and end at 1:00 PM ET on March 28, 2024 (“Entry Period”). Registered participants must submit their entry forms, including answers to the tiebreakers, prior to the close of the Entry Period to receive an entry.

4) How to Enter: To submit an entry, you must be a registered user of You may enter via (the “Contest Page”), or the MLB mobile app (“App”). On the Contest Page or in the App, click on the contest banners, buttons, and/or links for ODPE to log-in to your account and complete and submit the ODPE entry form. By successfully transmitting a completed entry form, including your date of birth and agreement to these Official Rules, you will be entered in the contest. account and ODPE entry are both free. Data and usage rates may apply to use download, installation, and use of the App or of a mobile phone or other web-enabled device; check with your service provider for details on these and other charges. Wireless service is not available in all areas. Incomplete entries are void.

5) Entry Limit: Limit one (1) entry per person and per email address. If you submit more than one (1) entry, the entry you submitted nearest to the close of the Entry Period will be considered your one (1) valid entry. In other words, the last entry you submit prior to the close of the Entry Period is the only valid entry for ODPE; any other entry you submit is void. No entry may be revised after the close of the Entry Period.

6) Scoring: ODPE entries will be scored by Sponsor in accordance with the below.

  • Entrants will earn ten (10) points for each correct Prediction.
  • The maximum number of points which may be earned ("Max Score") is equal to the product of ten (10) and the number of official Opening Day 2024 games completed by 9:00 am ET March 29, 2024. An MLB game is deemed an "official game" once the visiting team has made fifteen (15) outs (i.e., completed five (5) innings) and the home team is leading, or once the home team has made fifteen (15) outs regardless of score. If all fifteen (15) Opening Day 2024 games are deemed official and completed by 9:00 a.m. ET on March 29, 2024, the Max Score is one hundred fifty (150) points. If fourteen (14) of the fifteen (15) scheduled Opening Day 2024 games are deemed official and completed by 9:00 a.m. ET on March 29, 2024, the Max Score is one hundred forty (140) points. And so on.
  • If, for any reason, any Opening Day 2024 game is rescheduled (i.e., for a different day), is cancelled, is not completed by 9:00 a.m. ET on March 29, 2024, or is not deemed an "official game," such game will not be factored into the scoring of ODPE.
  • Sponsor will tabulate ODPE scores as soon as practicable on or after March 29, 2024.
  • In the event that, after Sponsor has scored and issued points for ODPE and an MLB game outcome is changed, corrected, or otherwise adjusted by MLB (e.g., following review initiated by a Club), points awarded within ODPE will not be changed, corrected, or otherwise adjusted, even if such change, correction, or adjustment is anticipated by an ODPE participant.
  • Sponsor reserves the right, but assumes no obligation, to correct and update ODPE scores based on errors or irregularities in the tabulation, transmission, or publication of entries or scores.
  • The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding with respect to ODPE scoring and in all other ODPE matters.

7) Prize; Prize Terms: ODPE features one (1) Grand Prize, as set forth below. Only one (1) prize will be awarded, subject to the below requirements. IF NO ELIGIBLE ENTRANT ACHIEVES A SCORE OF AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120), NO PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED. The "Grand Prize" consists of MLB game/event tickets for winner and their one (1) guest for each of the following All-Star events taking place Friday, July 12, 2024 through Tuesday, July 16, 2024 in Arlington, TX ("Host City"): HBCU Swingman Classic scheduled for Friday 7/12, All Star Saturday scheduled for Saturday, 7/13, 2024 MLB Draft scheduled for Sunday, 7/14, T-Mobile Home Run Derby scheduled for Monday, 7/15, MLB All Star Game presented by Mastercard scheduled to be played on Tuesday, 7/16; two (2) tickets valid for Capital One All-Star Village each day from Saturday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 16; two (2) MLB jerseys and two (2) baseball caps of winner's favorite player or team (subject to availability); and round trip airfare (from airport nearest winner's residence to the Host City) and (5) nights hotel accommodations (one room, double-occupancy) for winner and their guest.

Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of MLB tickets/events/merchandise is $2,100. ARV of travel and lodging is $5,000.

Maximum Retail Value of the Grand Prize: Seven thousand one hundred dollars ($7,100.00).

Trip Conditions: Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if the winner resides within one hundred (100) miles of the Host City (and no additional compensation or substitution will be awarded for difference in prize value). Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited. If any designated game or any other prize-related activity(s) is canceled or postponed for any reason, the travel portion of the prize may be awarded less applicable canceled or postponed prize-related activity(s) at Sponsor's sole discretion and if possible, Sponsor will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) or cash equivalent of comparable or greater value as determined solely by Sponsor. Travel and hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor's agent and on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. Winner and their guest are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents (including, but not limited to, passports) prior to travel and must have no impediment to entering any destination, game or event. Winner and their guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Winner and their guest (1) must have valid U.S. identification or passport to permit travel within the United States and Canada, (2) must not be on any travel restriction list or designation (e.g. Do Not Fly) of the U.S. Canada, any airline or other transportation company, (3) must be in good health and meet any other requirements at any time required or recommended by any government agency, airline, or transportation company, and (4) must meet any heath requirements of any venue hosting the winner and their guest as part of the prize.

Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use which are not specifically included in the prize description above are the sole responsibility of the winner. The Grand Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Use of any Major League Baseball game/event/exhibition ticket is subject to the standard terms, conditions, and health and safety policies applicable to the ticket; see for details. Seat locations at the game/event/exhibition and, unless otherwise stated in the prize description, exact game/event/exhibition date shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winner's guest(s) must be of legal age of majority in his/her(their) jurisdiction(s) of residence unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Major League Baseball game/event/exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the BOC and/or the applicable Club and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of the Grand Prize will govern in the event a legal game/event/exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played or held due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance, or any other reason. Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark and venue regulations in connection with the Grand Prize. Sponsor and the other MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to the winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person at the game/event/exhibition. Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions; acts of God; acts of terrorism; civil disturbances; local, state, or federal regulation, order, or policy; work stoppage; epidemic, pandemic, or any other issue concerning public health or safety; or any other event outside of their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game/event/exhibition. Major League Baseball game/event/exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold, offered for resale, or used for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever. Any such resale or commercial or promotional use may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game/event/exhibition ticket.

8) Determining the Winner; Notification: Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the eligible entrant who achieves the Max Score, provided that the Max Score is one hundred twenty (120) or greater, will win the Grand Prize. If no entrant achieves the Max Score, or if the Max Score is less than one hundred twenty (120), the prize will not be awarded. In the event of a tie, the following terms apply:

  • Sponsor will review the tied entrants' answers to the first tiebreaker question, which answers will be in the form of a numerical prediction. Sponsor will award the prize to the entrant whose prediction for the first tiebreaker question is closest to matching the actual outcome of events contemplated in such question, regardless of whether the tiebreaker prediction is higher or lower than the actual outcome of events.
  • If a tie remains after Sponsor applies the first tiebreaker, Sponsor will review the tied entrants' answers to the second tiebreaker question, which answers will be in the form of a numerical prediction. Sponsor will award the prize to the entrant whose prediction for the second tiebreaker question is closest to matching the actual outcome of events contemplated in such question, regardless of whether the tiebreaker prediction is higher or lower than the actual outcome of events.
  • In the event that the tie is still not broken after applying the two (2) tiebreakers, the prize will be divided equally among all remaining tied, eligible participants.

The potential winner will be notified by email and/or telephone (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) within approximately three (3) business days following the conclusion of ODPE. Entrants are solely responsible for monitoring their email and voice message systems for ODPE-related notifications. Sponsor will have the right, in its discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility in a form acceptable to Sponsor (for example, government-issued photo identification) for winner verification purposes. In order to receive the prize, the potential winner may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability Release (or, if a resident of Canada, a declaration) and (where legal) Publicity Release, and any other documents required by Sponsor, within five (5) business days of date of issuance. The potential winner will be required to submit his/her valid social security number and will receive an IRS Form 1099 for any prize valued at $600 or greater. If any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable or is declined, if Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, if the potential winner does not timely respond to prize notification or document requirements, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, such potential winner will be disqualified and the prize in question will go unawarded, provided however that in the event of a tie, the prize may be awarded to the remaining, non-disqualified potential winner(s). The prize will be awarded only to the Authorized Account Holder of the email address used at the time of entry (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules). The "Authorized Account Holder" is the natural person to whom the applicable ISP or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the submitted email address for the domain associated with such email address.

9) Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, by participating in ODPE, each participant grants permission to the Promotion Parties for the use of his/her name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, address (city and state), and prize information (if any) worldwide and in all forms of media worldwide, in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice, for any and all purposes, including promotional and advertising purposes and for inclusion on a winner list.

10) Promotion Conditions: By participating in ODPE, each participant accepts and agrees (a) to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, the MLB website Privacy Policy (available at and Terms of Use (available at, and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects; (b) to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in these Official Rules, the contest webpages, or the App, and (c) to indemnify, hold harmless, and fully release the Released Parties (as defined below) from any claim, action, demand, liability, loss, injury, or damage caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participation in the contest, any contest-related activity, and the acceptance, possession, quality, use, or misuse of any prize, including any travel or activity related thereto and any and all taxes and other fees applicable thereto. Sponsor's computer will be the official clock of the ODPE. By participating in ODPE, each participant also agrees to refrain from conduct or communications which may harm the image or reputation of Sponsor or the other Promotion Parties, as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of the prize (or portion thereof) is permitted except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value as determined by Sponsor. Participation in ODPE is at participant's own risk. MLB game dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the BOC and/or the applicable Club and may be subject to change. The Promotion Parties and Apple, Inc. (collectively, "Released Parties") are not responsible for lost, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, late, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries, transmissions, or email; theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or email; computer hardware or software malfunctions or failures or malfunctions of phones/mobile devices (including wireless phones/handsets or other wireless devices), phone lines, or telephone systems; interrupted or unavailable network, server, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider, or other connections; any error, omission, interruption, defect, or delay in any transmission or communication; network traffic congestion or for any technical problem, including, but not limited to, any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participation in ODPE; errors or ambiguity in these Official Rules, any ODPE-related advertisements, or other materials; the selection or announcement of potential winner or the distribution of any prize; the cancellation, suspension, or preemption of MLB games, scoring tabulation, or timing errors; injuries or unavailability of MLB players; or other problems or errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic, typographical, printing, or otherwise. Participants are responsible for any charges of online or Internet service providers or wireless carriers. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant and void any his/her entries if Sponsor believes such participant has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of ODPE or is in violation of these Official Rules or the MLB website Terms of Use. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify, suspend, extend, terminate, or cancel ODPE (or any portion thereof) at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, to ensure the fairness and integrity of ODPE or in the event Sponsor is prevented from executing ODPE (or any portion thereof) as contemplated herein by any event beyond their control, including but not limited to: fire; flood; earthquake; explosion; public health epidemic or crisis; labor dispute or strike; act of God or public enemy; network or equipment failure; riot or civil disturbance; terrorist threat or activity; war (declared or undeclared); court order; or federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation. Sponsor also reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, suspend, extend, terminate, or cancel ODPE (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes or events corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of ODPE. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified.


Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the contest. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules, shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event that the contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Sponsor shall have no liability to any participants who are disqualified due to such action.

11) Arbitration; Class Action Waiver: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this contest, each participant agrees that (a) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of JAMS and held in New York County, New York; (b) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement, and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (c) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and each participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. For New Jersey residents, the limitations set forth above are inapplicable where attorneys' fees, court costs, or other damages are mandated by statute.

12) Choice of Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with ODPE, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA.

13) Privacy: All information submitted by participants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, MLB's website Privacy Policy, accessible at Participants may be given the option to receive (a) commercial email from MLB, its affiliates and/or partners (including commercial sponsors of the contest) and/or (b) mobile text messages and updates from MLB; however, eligibility to participate in the contest is not dependent upon consent to receive such emails and/or mobile text messages and updates and consenting to receive such emails and/or mobile text messages and updates will not impact any participant's opportunity to win. Standard messaging rates apply to mobile text messages and updates. Check with your mobile service provider for more information.

14) Winner Information: For winner information (available after December 1, 2024), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Opening Day Pick 'Em Winner List, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Attn: Promotions. Requests must be received by December 30, 2024.

15) Sponsor: MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

ODPE is a contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in MLB.

Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion. Major League Baseball trademarks, service marks, and copyrights are proprietary to the MLB Entities. All rights reserved.