Apparently one of the perks of being a member of the United Cardinal Bloggers (1) is that as an organized group we get to spread some love to other members of Cardinals Nation. Well, we also get to spread some free gifts out now and then too. Stay tuned and I will tell you what you can win. This is my first opportunity to say this, so I am excited to announce Born Bleeding’s first contest. I am calling it ‘Opening Day Memories’.
All current blog subscribers and those who like Born Bleeding on Facebook (2) are eligible. Also eligible is anyone that comments on this Opening Day Memories blog, newly subscribes to the blog, those who like Born Bleeding on Facebook, or while following me on Twitter, (3) retweets my blog to their followers between now and noon Central time on Friday April 13th.
If you comment on this blog, I would like for you to share your greatest baseball Opening Day memory. While I expect most would be Cardinals memories, it is ok to share others.
I wrote about my Opening Day memories in ‘My 5 Iconic Cardinals Moments’ blog. (4) It kind of covers my Opening Day memories, but I can say I remember going to Busch Stadium when it’s been 90 degrees on Opening Day and 40 degrees. I enjoyed both times but in St. Louis the weather can change daily. It will be fun to see what Friday the 13th brings to Opening Day in St. Louis this year.
Now, on to the prizes. I will be giving away two copies of the 4/17 release of:
BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: 2011 WORLD SERIES GAME 6 Bluray/DVD Combo Pack.
The St. Louis Cardinals thrilled Cardinal Nation with a game full of heart-stopping comebacks, including a spectacular 11th inning walk-off home run. Hometown hero and budding star David Freese smashed the solo shot in the final inning that provided a fitting finale to a spectacular Fall Classic matchup.
In Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, on the edge of elimination, the Cardinals trailed five times and were twice down to their last strike. But Freese, Lance Berkman and a resilient lineup evened the score each time until Freese delivered the second of his incredible moments–the wondrous walk-off homer. All of the drama, thrills, exhilaration and jubilation of this Fall Classic masterpiece are here to enjoy for the first time in pristine HD with the roar of the crowd in 5.1 surround sound.
Direct from the archives of Major League Baseball, this extraordinary television broadcast includes the quintessential making of an iconic moment, and one unforgettable baseball game available for the first time on Blu-Ray!
WORLD SERIES GAME 6, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, BUSCH STADIUM
A special audio feature allows fans to watch the television broadcast and listen to the radio play-by-play in English or Spanish!
Pretty cool, huh? Well, as a Grand Prize, I will also giveaway one copy of:
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 2011 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD SET
History unfolded before our eyes and every clutch pitch, game-winning hit, and record-setting moment is digitally preserved in THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 2011 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD. Featuring every game of this remarkable Fall Classic–including Game 6 which instantly became one of the greatest postseason games ever played–this eight-DVD set celebrates the Cardinals unforgettable, exhilarating, dramatic, and uplifting comebacks and victories. Each World Series game is now on DVD and wrapped with stats, player facts, and historic notes.
This eight-DVD collection displays the fortitude of the Red Birds under manager Tony LaRussa and the heroics of David Freise, Albert Pujols, Lance Berkman, Allen Craig, Yadier Molina, and Chris Carpenter along with every glorious Cardinals moment.
A special DVD audio feature allows fans to watch the World Series television broadcast and listen to Cardinals Radio Network announcers!
Walk-Off Winners; Milestones; Cardinals clinch NL Wild Card: Last Out and Celebration; NLDS Highlights, Last Out, and Celebration; NLCS Highlights, Last Out, and Celebration; NLCS Trophy Presentations; World Series Last Out, Celebration and Trophy Presentation; St. Louis Victory Parade; Multiple Audio Tracks Featuring World Series Announcers: Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal (Fox Sports), John Rooney, Mike Shannon (Cardinals Radio Network), Eric Nadel, Steve Busby, Bryan Dolgin (Rangers Radio Network), Ernesto Jerez, Guillermo Celis (ESPN Deportes Radio)
I would like to thank A&E Networks Home Entertainement/MLB Productions and especially Suzanne Dobson for the DVD’s.
Now, go ahead, like me on Facebook, retweet me on Twitter, and comment below to tell me what your favorite Opening Day Memory. Remember, this contest closes at noon Central time on Friday, April 13, 2012. Winners will be notified by First Pitch of the Cardinals Home Opener!