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Pujols’ Presser Giveaway Contest Winner

Sometimes a contest doesn’t go the way you planned it to…

When Erika and I decided on how to give away our copies of the World Series DVD, I doubt that either of us really considered how weird it would feel if the Pujols’ press conference announcing his new contract would really be for another team. That said, we do have a winner! While we didn’t hit the exact date, Dan got about as close as possible. He picked December 9, at 11:00AM. Considering the contract broke a day before and the presser was a day after, that’s about as close as you can get without hitting the bulls-eye. Congrats Dan!

For me, it was weird watching the DVD. I felt the same thing in 2006 watching that DVD, because I was seeing names like Jeff Weaver and Preston Wilson being interviewed. Those guys were names that I expected to go away. In fact, when I watched the DVD a couple years later on a cold snowy day I had actually forgotten about those names completely.

Watching this DVD, it would be impossible to forget about Pujols playing on this team. I almost felt like a knife was being turned in my stomach. Now, don’t get me wrong, this is a stunning movie, and it gave me butterflies watching it over and over. Seeing the joy of the players, hearing that crack of the bat again after going several weeks without any baseball, and listening to those familiar voices and sounds of the game I love… it was incredible. I didn’t even jump into the bonus features and see the extra goodies like game 5 of the NLDS and bonus material from This Week in Baseball, among others. It truly is a treasure, and if you haven’t grabbed your copy yet, seriously, what are you waiting for?

Be on the lookout for our next big giveaway. We’ll be filling a few more Christmas stockings with some copies of the 8 disc set – yippee! 🙂

11 responses to “Pujols’ Presser Giveaway Contest Winner

  1. basare December 12, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    I really thought Pujols would finish his career in St. Louis…

  2. Jeremy Biggs December 12, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Hope to know when the next contest is.. I keep missing out on the 8-disc set.. my 2006 one is getting old lol

  3. fearlessleader December 13, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Mine came in the mail on the day after the Al-pocalypse. I haven’t been able to bring myself to open it yet (even though my old high-school classmate Jon Hamm is narrating!). I wonder now whether I ever will.

    Worst. Breakup. Ever.

    • Angela W December 13, 2011 at 7:37 PM

      I had mine for awhile, but hadn’t found time to watch it until Saturday. It was definitely an interesting experience. Not the elation I was hoping for, but a little bit heartbreaking. Thankfully after game 3 he wasn’t interviewed again. Much more Freese time. I support that. 😉

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