I am running a contest starting today that will give you a chance to get a free St. Louis Cardinals World Series DVD. I have 3 of them to give away, compliments of A&E Networks Home Entertainment and MLB Productions. Here are the rules. You can only send in one response per IP address. You have to send your response in the comments section of this entry. There will be a total of 20 points awarded for the following categories, and whoever has the most points will receive the free DVD. They will be sent directly from A&E, not from me. The question for the free DVD’s is about Albert Pujols, and 5 points will be awarded for whoever is closest in each category, followed by 4, 3, 2, and 1 point for the next closest in each category.
Question 1: What date will Albert Pujols sign a contract?
Question 2: What will be the total dollar amount of the contract?
Question 3: How many years will the contract be for?
Question 4: What team will Pujols sign with?
Obviously on question 4, you are either going to get 5 points or zero points, but I feel this is the best way to do it. For the other 3 questions, the closest person to each question will receive 5 points, then 4, 3, 2, and 1 point. The DVD’s will be mailed out to the winners after Albert Pujols signs his contract. You can email your mailing address to me for me to pass on, or I can send just your email address of your username to Suzanne Dobson at A&E.
I want to thank Suzanne Dobson and A&E Networks Home Entertainment and MLB Productions. The following is a link to the DVD set you will receive if you are one of the 3 winners:
I just finished viewing my free copy of the DVD, and it was really something special. It was narrated by St. Louis native Jon Hamm, actor on Mad Men. There’s a great intro that starts with the Cardinals in spring training and the adversity they had from the start with the loss of Adam Wainwright and the Pujols contract. All the way through from spring training to game 7, there’s a lot of behind the scenes comments from everyone from Bryan Burwell, John Mozeliak, Bill Dewitt Jr., Tony LaRussa, and most of the players. There’s a spot after game 1 of the WS, on the morning of game 2, where Jason Motte goes into a local barbeque eatery with his wife and talks with the fans and has lunch. Even watching it now, it still seems like it didn’t really happen. There’s a lot of good comments from David Freese, Lance Berkman and Pujols.
Getting to the extras, there’s plenty of them as well. As good as Billy Bob Thornton did with the 2006 WS DVD, I have to say there’s a lot more on this one. Included as well is another DVD of the complete game 5 of the NLDS when Chris Carpenter pitched a shutout against Roy Halladay.