Opening Day Memories Giveaway!

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:


A&E Home Video St. Louis Cardinals Baseball's Greatest Games: 2011 World Series, Game 6  (DVD/Bluray combo) - MLB.com Shop


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!


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:


A&E Home Video St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Series Champions Collectors Edition DVD SET  - MLB.com Shop


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!

5 comments on “Opening Day Memories Giveaway!

  1. Born Bleeding, you’re not going to like my opening day memory, but you said I have to share it to enter!

    When my husband and I lived in Chicago, one year we got to go to the Cubs’ opening game at Wrigley Field. I love Busch Stadium, old and new–I really do–but, nothing beats the old school style of Wrigley. You feel like you’re right there on the field with the team, cheering with the fans of years past. It’s a neat experience. Did I mention that was the year of the slugger match up between McGwire and Sosa? A very good year for baseball indeed!

    PS: Tweeting your post too 🙂

  2. Aimee, He probably won’t like mine either. I’m usually, “it’s opening day”????? for what?

  3. Opening Day?! Can I comment on baseball in general? 😉

    I’ve been to probably five baseball games. The first was an Astros game at the Astrodome back in the mid/late 80s. I have little memory of it except that a ball landed near us in the nosebleed section.

    I went to a Red Sox/White Sox game at Fenway in 88. A rare ocassion I got to spend so much time with my uncle. We had an obstructed view – we were behind a pillar.

    Since moving to St. Louis I’ve been to I think three Cardinals games, all in deference to my father-in-law. The most enjoyable of them was the last time we went. We’d gotten special seats that weren’t great but provided unlimited drinks and a “buffet”. My f.i.l. had a good time, and that’s always what mattered.

    If you’ll allow my comment to count, I’d be doing it for my f.i.l., a good guy who never asks for anything and doesn’t get a lot.

  4. All of my memories of opening day have been watching the pageantry on TV since I have lived away from St. Louis. I always loved seeing the Clydesdale’s and Stan the Man riding on the red golf cart. Seeing the players welcomed by the fans really added to the excitement of a new season! Someday I want to be at an opening day in St. Louis and witness first hand the spectacle that is St. Louis Cardinal baseball!

  5. I have attended only one opening day game in my life, and that was in 1996. It was the first year of the Dewitt/LaRussa regime and the first time the Birds played on grass since October 2, 1969. The opponent was the old Montreal Expos and the starting pitcher was Pedro Martinez. The Redbirds unfortunately loss 4-3. Opening day in St. Louis is like none other. Only the postseason rivals it. It’s an experience that every St. Louisan should have in their lives.

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