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The inbox flowed over and we've chosen 12 finalists in Capitol Alert's latest caption contest. Now it's time to help us pick a winner.

For those who need a refresher, the photo is of Gov. Jerry Brown on an elementary school playground in Stockton last week. (You can click on the photo to make it larger).

Pick your favorite and send your vote to captions@capitolalert.com.

Please vote once and pick only one caption. The deadline for casting a vote for your choice is 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Feel free to make the case for your favorite line in the comments forum below.

Here, in no particular order, are the captions we liked best:

1.) "Finally, a game that I don't have to win by two-thirds!"
2.) "Governor, I know you've cut your staff, but you need at least a few teammates."
3.) "I know, I know, the ball's in my court."
4.) "Moonball"
5.) "Jerryatric Dodgeball anyone?"
6.) "I wish the unions would let me play ball with the Republicans."
7.) "The GOP keeps moving the goalposts, but now the basketball hoop, too?"
8.) "Hey kid, how about a game of SEIU?"
9.) "Nothing says 'relateable' more than a 73-year-old man in a suit playing basketball with 5th graders."
10.) "The Kings aren't leaving until I get my tryout!"
11.) "I'll bet you $15 billion I can make this shot!"
12.) "Dude! Black wingtips?"

Choose carefully because the stakes are high -- the winner takes home a $25 gift card to a coffee shop of his or her choice.

Check out the original entry announcing the contest here.



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