Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Tonight is your lucky night! Why one might ask; well MLB.TV free game of the day brings you to St. Louis for another round of fine baseball as the Cardinals welcome the Reds to Busch Stadium.

I have assembled a little contest that requires some input on your part; this might just interest you enough to tune into the game, I mean it's a free game, so I will match MLB.TV's kindness with a little giving of my own.

Here is the contest:

If you are the first to comment when a specified play happens I will send you the prize associated with that play. Keep reading, I'll explain...

When you comment you have to include the inning and then the play to officially win that prize. An example play would be "Zach Cozart turns a double play"  and the comment would be "Top of the 5th, Cozart turns a double play" which might only be worth a free pack of Heritage. Only one prize per occurrence, probably because Cozart can turn a lot of double plays, so once that play has been won, it is off the board. How about another example? Johnny Cueto bunts in a run = Opening Day blaster box; Cueto performs this play in the 3rd inning and you are the first to comment, Top of the 3rd, Cueto sac squeeze would get you a 2012 Topps Opening Day blaster, again,once won  this play is off the board.

Board of Plays will look someting like this:

Example only:

Cueto sac squeeze = 2012 Topps Opening Day Blaster
Cozart turns a double play = 3 packs of 2012 Topps Heritage
Yadier Molina strikes out swinging = 4 packs of 2012 Topps Series One
Lance Berkman Homers = 20 random cards of your favorite team

Again, some example comments would be...

"Bottom of the 5th, Lance Berkman Homers"

If you are the first to comment a specific play, email me at SPOKEBAIT@YAHOO.COM your mailing address, sit back, and await your prize!

Other rules: The board is no longer valid after the game, so you can't check the box score after the game and claim all prizes. Any other loopholes I don't see right now will get your comment voided, I just don't know what they will be yet Ha!

The comment must be posted before the start of the next inning. Example, you can't post in the 7th about a play in the 2nd, or you cannot comment on a play in the 4th after the 5th inning has begun.

MAXIMUM OF TWO PRIZES PER PERSON- You can be the first to comment on two plays, once you have won twice, you're done, give someone else a chance.

Here are the list of plays that can win you a package or prize. As soon as the play happens, post your comment, if you are the first, you win the associated prize:

Jay Bruce Homers = 2012 Topps Heritage Power Plus card # 242 and Jay Bruce # 400 base card and 4 packs of 2012 Topps Series One

Jay Bruce RBI (does not include home runs) = 2 packs of 2012 Topps Series One

Joey Votto single = 2012 Topps Heritage NL Batting Leaders Card #1

Lance Berkman double = 10 cards, team of your choice

Joey Votto RBI none home run= 2012 Topps Heritage #90 and 2 packs of 2012 Topps Series One

Yadier Molina single = 2012 Topps Heritage Devin Mesoraco Rookie Card #178

Jon Jay home run = 10 cards, team of your choice

Scott Rolen RBI = 2012 topps Heritage Scott Rolen #203 autographed by Leo "Chico" Cardenas (1963 Reds SS and All Star)

Reds get 5th hit of the game = 1987 Topps Pete Rose #200

Joey Votto homers = 15 random cards of your favorite team

Drew Stubbs homers = 5 Packs of 2012 Topps Series One

Johnny Cueto throws first strikeout = 2 packs of 2012 Topps Series One

Johnny Cueto throws 5 strikeouts = 3 packs of 2012 Topps Series One

Todd Frazier gets in the game= 1 pack of 2012 topps Heritage

Chris Heisey PH and gets on base = 10 random cards from your favorite team

Jay Bruce gets 2nd homer of the game = Blaster of 2012 Topps Heritage

Joey Votto Home Run in the 9th = Blaster of 2012 Opening Day and a Joey Votto Opening Day superstar celebration #SC-5

Johnny Cueto throws a shutout  (reply within minutes of end of game) = 2012 Topps Museum Collection Dual Relic autograph card # SSADR-JC

Aroldis Chapman relieves and K's 6 batters = 2012 topps heritage Chapman #225 and 2012 topps series Chapman One Gold Futures #GF-8

Reds win in extra innings = 10 card set of 2011 Topps Opening Day Stadium Lights


  1. First Strikeout for Johnny Cueto to end the top of the 1st.

  2. There you go, see this is pretty easy...and so far slightly depressing for me...

    1. I don't get to watch it, I'm in the blackout area. Have no idea why considering I'm over 300 miles from both locations. I'm following the game tracker.

  3. The question is, do you go for the next play or do you hold off for something bigger and better since you are limited to two plays? That's the trick.

    1. I'm just getting my 2 and getting out. I'm going to be starting the White Sox game here in a bit. DVRing it so I can fast forward commercials.

  4. Votto single in the 4th. Woo Hoo!

  5. Enjoy the Sox game Jeff and thanks for playing.

  6. Wilson Valdez singles on an error by Boggs in top of eigth.

    Am I doing this right, I just jumped on.

    1. Nope lol sorry, you gotta call the plays that are on the list above. If a play happens that is in Red text above you and you are the first to comment you get the prize, make sense?

  7. Oh I see the particular plays now. Didnt read all the way down. Oops.

  8. Replies
    1. There you go; that gets you the 87 Pete Rose card. A maximum of two wins per person. So the trick is do you jump on the next play or do you hold off and wait for something better?