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World Series DVD set winners

I want to thank everyone for their entries in the first ever contest that we’ve held here at Redbird Dugout. Coincidentally it was on the first anniversary week of the blog as it was just a little over a year ago that I made my first post, a missive on why defense at short stop was important and trading Brendan Ryan was a mistake.

When I came up with the concept of the contest, I thought it was going to be easy determining who had the best Cardinals’ memory.After my first three stories and I had three really good ones, I realized it was going to be a lot harder than originally planned.

How I ran it is I took a blind system. I assigned each story a number and printed it out. This way I didn’t know who had written it since there were names that I recognized in the entrants. Out of the 15 entries that I received, I came up with a pile of 5 that I felt were above the rest. Then I sat down and over the next hour read and re-read each trying to come up with the best two. It really makes me wish that I could have given away sets to everyone.

The big winner of the best Cardinals’ memory story was Andy Leeser of Huntington Beach, CA. He shared a story about convincing his parents to take a trip to St. Louis for Games 6 and 7 of the World Series. He will be receiving the 8-disc Collector’s Edition that I posted my review of earlier today.

The runner-up of the best Cardinals’ memory story was Mike Wald of Ankeny, IA. His family has some correlation between births in the family and Cardinals’ World Series appearances.

Andy’s story will be scheduled for Tuesday with Mike’s appearing on Wednesday.

And the random draw took place yesterday afternoon and I video taped it, if you choose to watch it, you can find it on YouTube here. Or you can read on below to find out who won by the random draw.

The first random draw winner is Jocelyn Alegre of Granite City, IL. The second random draw winner was Jeremy Ellis of Mt. Vernon, IN.

Thank you all for your participation. It was a far greater success than what I expected. Hopefully I will be able to bring you all more contests in the future. Nothing better than putting Cardinals’ merchandise in the hands of Cardinals’ fans.

Win the a copy of the 2011 World Series film

Thanks to the fine folks at A+E Networks, Major League Baseball Productions, and Foundry Communications, we here at Redbird Dugout are getting an opportunity to hold a contest to get copies of the 2011 World Series film in the hands of more Cardinals fans! I’m always for that!

The Contest

So what do you have to do to win a copy for yourself? It’s simple, write me a story about your favorite St. Louis Cardinals memory by 11:59 pm on December 9th, 2011. It could be anything from taking your Dad to his first World Series game to one of your first Cardinals games as a kid. Anything!

Now you may have some questions. That’s understandable.

How is the winner chosen?

There will be four winners to this contest.

The author of the best Cardinals’ memory, chosen by us, will win a copy of the 2011 World Series film’s Collector’s Edition. This is the set that includes 8 discs and has all the games, the film, and bonus features. It’s really the ultimate compilation for a Cardinals fan. The next time the Cardinals find themselves out of a World Series, instead of watching the real one, you can relive 2011′s amazing series.

The author of the runner-up story as chosen by us, will win a copy of the 2011 World Series DVD. This is the one that comes with 2 discs and includes the World Series film, bonus features, and Game 5 of the NLDS against Philadelphia. This is the one that I reviewed here.

There will also be at least two random winners selected out of those who were not selected to win the grand prize or runner up prize. They will receive the 2011 World Series DVD that I reviewed. To cover my bases, I will video tape me putting names on sheets of paper and do a random drawing out my Cardinals hat to select the winner and post that video to YouTube.

How will I let you know you won?

All decisions made by Redbird Dugout will be final. The winners will be contacted by email on Sunday, December 11th, and announced on the blog on Monday, December 12th.

How will you get your prize?

All the mailings are being done through our screener at Foundry Communications, who is working with A+E Networks and MLB productions. I will basically act as a middle man. I will hand off the addresses to her and she will fulfill the prizes for the contest.

Other important things to know

I have no intention of selling your email address, mailing address, or anything else related to you. Only the addresses of the winners will be forwarded to our screener at Foundry Communications.

I will have the rights to publish your story on Redbird Dugout. The top two winners will have their stories published on Redbird Dugout the week after the contest concludes. I will not publish it anywhere else without further expressed permission.

And finally, by entering this contest you agree not to sue me if I don’t pick you as the winner (or even if you do win). You agree to abide by all decisions made by me and the Redbird Dugout staff. I’m really not worth much anyway. No good assets, no house, no car. Just living the American Dream, student loans up to my eyeballs! I do have a 5 year old iMac though. However, I’d appreciate being able to keep it so that I can keep writing sub-par Cardinals commentary for my one reader (Hi Mom!).

I agree to run this contest as fair as possible.

Contest Entry

Now, if you agree to everything here, I’d love to read your story. Please complete the form below.

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