CONTEST: Win A Commemorative GOLD World Series Jersey or GOLD World Series Hat!!!
On April 6, 2011 Kyle and I started this site out of a love of Cardinal baseball and the game in general. To both of us, baseball is the ultimate drama, played out in tiny increments across an immense season and peppered with all of the glory, heartache, and frailty of the human experience. Baseball is cut grass and sunshine, cool summer breezes and crackling radios, wide-eyed children and child-like adults. Baseball carries us from one generation to the next, uniting strangers in a universal language of statistics, memories, and undeniable life lessons. In short, baseball is life distilled into poetry.
There are many Cardinal sites out there covering various aspects of Cardinal baseball; some focus on analysis, some on humor, and some on general topics of interest. What we tried to do here is become the blend, providing Cardinal Nation with all of these ingredients in a smorgasbord of wisecracking humor and passionate personal and statistical analysis. I think we’ve mostly accomplished these things so far.
But what a year it’s been! Little did we know that our inaugural year would document so many incredible events and changes to our beloved baseball team! And, on a more personal note, we’ve met so many incredible and knowledgeable fans through this site and our burgeoning Facebook fan page. There really aren’t words to properly describe how humbled and honored we feel to serve such an incredible fan base every day! It’s really a privilege!
We wanted to celebrate our one year anniversary and the start of another magical campaign (12in’12!) with a big prize, and we think we have just the thing! So we are going to provide one lucky winner with a GOLD COMMEMORATIVE WORLD SERIES JERSEY!! That’s right – this is a once-in-a-lifetime collector’s item to wear or display and celebrate one of the most amazing championships ever! Here’s what it looks like:
The runner-up will win a Gold Commemorative World Series hat! Here’s a picture of that:
Here are the rules:
HOW TO WIN
In the comments section of this post, write the name of your favorite Cardinal currently on the club AND why he’s your favorite. You must leave your answers here; we cannot use Facebook for this. Scroll down and use our comments section only for this contest.
Send your friends and family here to vote using the voting button (clicking “like”) embedded in our Disqus commenting system. We have turned on registration in order to prevent cheating (which we dealt with last time).
The contest ends as soon as the first pitch is thrown on April 4th between the Cardinals and the Marlins. The top five comments will be thrown into a hat and a third party will draw the winners for both prizes!
Hopefully we get some awesome answers from everybody and have some fun! Thanks to everyone who has supported this site! We truly appreciate all of the encouragement and warmth and passion for the game that you have provided for us over this past year! May 2012 be even better!!
Ray and Kyle