Monday, April 13, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Ron Santo Baseball Giveway!

Since today is Opening Day for the Washington Nationals, husband Steve has come up with two fabulous treats:

--The first treat is just for me…sorry. Tickets to the game! Yes, I will be on hand to see our own 0-6 Nationals trounce the world champion Philadelphia Phillies. I’m a big baseball fan, but I’ve never been to an Opening Day, so this is exciting for me. We’ll also get a peek at President Obama’s pitching skills, as he’s set to throw out the first pitch.

--The second treat involves a vaster field…former Cubs should-be-Hall-of-Famer Ron Santo was a guest at Steve’s recent convention event and Steve happens to have an extra autographed baseball…that he will donate to one lucky blog reader who’s also “a true blue Cubbie baseball fan”* (or knows one).

Steve wanted entrants to write up 250 words on a great baseball moment in your life, but I talked him down from that, so now he only wants to hear your favorite baseball book/poem/movie/song/Little League moment etc. (Believe me, this is better than what I would have requested: a prediction for when the Cubs will win the Series again; ball to be mailed on that day.)

So…one free authographed Ron Santo baseball goes to one entrant selected at random who emails me the following:

Mailing address
Favorite baseball book/movie/poem/song/Little League or MLB moment etc.
Please put BASEBALL in the subject line.

Deadline: Thursday, April 16, 5 PM EST

*Steve’s exact words!


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