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I've Got a Challenge for You

It's TheStreet.com Investment Challenge, and it starts today.
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I want you in my foxhole, playing

TheStreet.com Investment Challenge. I want you to catch the excitement of the opening, which is about as supercharged as a

World Series

. I want you in early. I want you to knock heads with me and

Berko

. And I want you to feel the heat and wipe the sweat from your brow.

I'll bring the Krispy Kremes.

I don't let anybody in here. I don't take calls from anyone a half-hour before the opening and 10 minutes after. Never. It's all raw emotion. It's pure concentration. I feel the same way about the opening as I did the first time my parents brought me to

Connie Mack Stadium

to see

Sandy Koufax

pitch against

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Jim Bunning

. Gee, that grass was green. Gee, that smell was great.

One time only.

There's one difference. You will have better seats than I ever had. We were always in that upper deck, close enough to the radio booth to get heard over

WCAU

when I screamed loud enough.

You will be seated next to me. Heck, I'll be throwing stuff at you if we screw up, so bring your umbrella and a catcher's mitt. And don't think we won't take it seriously. You will be in the room because you won the contest. That makes you a force in your own right.

You have something to contribute. So do I. We will work great together. So get involved. Get long the contest -- sign up

now.

I look forward to seeing you here bright and early.

James J. Cramer is manager of a hedge fund and co-founder of TheStreet.com. At time of publication, his fund had no positions in any stocks mentioned. His fund often buys and sells securities that are the subject of his columns, both before and after the columns are published, and the positions that his fund takes may change at any time. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Cramer's writings provide insights into the dynamics of money management and are not a solicitation for transactions. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, he invites you to comment on his column at

jjcletters@thestreet.com.