Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Things Giveaway Two: A Bounty of Baseball

I am not gonna lie. I wanted my team to still be in the playoffs when I featured baseball on my October Things Giveaway. But you can't always get what you want, as the song goes. Which brings to mind another song I've prepared for the occasion of Bobby Cox's retirement. We'll get to the baseball giveaway goodies, but first a little baseball philosophy...

A Tribute to Bobby (Sung to the tune of "My Way")

And now the end is here, and Bobby faced the final showdown.
My friends, I'll say it clear, I wished we'd had more of a hoedown.

He gaves us fits, he gave us thrills,
He gave us cheers along the highway.
And more, much more than that,
He did it his way.

For what is a coach, without a team?
If he can't yell, or really scream?
To say the things he truly means,
Get thrown from games and make big scenes!
The record's done, his Braves sure won!
Doing it hiiiiis waaaaay!

I'm seriously a little farklempt here. So I better move on to the goodies you can win:

1. A really neat sports card album from 2000's FanFest (AllStar game tie-in). Juniorest Hall filled up one album, but never used the other. So wheee for you! Um, you'll have to get your own cards.

2. A crafty Braves pin that you can wear next year...or try making one with your favorite team's colors. Honestly, I thought I'd get my preschoolers or Girl Scouts to try this craft, but as those kids are 20ish now, the time has come to give up on this idea.

3. A shiny baseball charm bracelet that I thought I'd wear when Juniorest Hall played baseball. Then he switched to golf. So, yeah, never quite got around to wearing it. But I polished it nicely for y'all.

Now, I know what you're thinking. What's this baseball stuff have to do with writing? If you want to win, leave a comment by October 16th telling me how baseball and writing connect. Then we'll all know.

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