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Every year from mid-February through March, Major League baseball players head down to Florida for spring training. It’s one of the many rites of spring and often The New Yorker runs a baseball themed image around this time. We tend to focus on our two home teams - the Yankees and the Mets. The Mets aren’t doing so great this year , even if they’re supposed to be celebrating their 50th anniversary. Think baseball, and send me your sketches!

To enter each weekly contest, please send sketches on this week’s theme. Use the submissions page or email your sketches to I prefer sketches to finished work and good ideas to good drawings. The deadline is Thursday at noon. The themes on the Blown Covers website closely mirror what I suggest to the New Yorker artists I already work with. This blog and contest are informal and not affiliated with the magazine but I’m always on the lookout for ideas. Please keep submissions confidential in case they are selected for later publication. The winning sketch (according to my own subjective whims) will be posted here on Friday

Barry Blitt - October 30, 2000 - from around the time Hillary Clinton was running for senator. 

Mark Ulriksen - April 12, 1999

Bruce McCall - March 30, 2009 — for the opening of the new Yankee Stadium

William Steig - July 11, 1936

UPDATE: The winners of this contest are now here

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New Yorker
art editor and TOON Books Editorial Director
Françoise Mouly

and with
Nadja Spiegelman