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Mariners Tickets Giveaway Official Rules

The purpose behind this contest is just to make people smile. There are no gimmicks, behind the scene tricks, or anything shady like that. It’s very simple. On Twitter, @MLBwayneMLB, I’ll post a question regarding something about baseball and whoever answers correctly will win a single game ticket to that days Mariners game. I’ll ask that you either email me or DM me your first and last name so I can purchase the ticket and have it at will call ready for you to pick up. Sounds good? Okay, great! Lets move onto some ground rules, shall we?

Even though this is such a simple contest, answer and win type gig, we still need some rules to follow by, right? First of all, the ticket you will get will be a centerfield bleacher seat. And it’s just ONE ticket. Not a pair, or three or four. Just one, random ticket in centerfield. I think they run like, 10 bucks or something like that this season. If you’re not happy with the ticket, once you pick it up at will call, you can certainly upgrade. This is just me being a nice guy. I expect nothing in return. Well, maybe a thank you and a follow on Twitter. That would be pretty sweet. And make sure you retweet what I’m doing if you are on Twitter so other people can join in and try to win a free ticket.

Secondly, I hold the right to pick any winner I choose. This makes it fair for everyone. Some people are on Twitter more than others and if someone continues to win free tickets after another, I’ll step in and make sure others get a fair shot. I want a lot of people to win and enjoy some Mariner baseball. I think that’s reasonable. If you’re a season ticket holder and you already have tickets for today’s game and you want to try to win the free ticket anyway, make sure that whoever you’re winning the ticket for can actually attend the game. I don’t want the ticket to go to waste.

This contest is just for weekday games. Non-premium type. Monday through Thursday. I’d include weekend games but they usually charge more for those games. Plus giveaway games may or may not be included depending on the giveaway. Also, if you can’t attend the Mariner game or live out of town or something, try to resist answering the questions. This is just for people who are for sure going to the game that day. And again, your ticket will be left at will call with your name. If you’d like to just meet me at the gate prior to game time, that’s fine. I can bring your ticket with me but if you aren’t at the gate by 4:40pm, I’m going in without you.

My inspiration for doing this is because Cleveland Indians closer, Chris Perez decided to give a pair of tickets away to every Indians home game for the rest of the season to help boost attendance. I thought that was pretty awesome. So I copied his contest and started my own for Mariner home games. It’s nothing fancy but it makes me feel good to do this for people.

Those are the ground rules. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, you can direct them in comment form below or email me at WaynePeck@yahoo.com. I’m a pretty reasonable guy. So hit me up!

 

 

 

 

4-19-2012 Safeco Field

When I visited the Oakland Coliseum on April 9th and 10th, not only did I catch a Coco Crisp foul ball off the chest of some guy holding a beer, but I was able to get interviewed by Major League baseball. MLB.com is doing a new thing for fans to help promote more fan interaction and actually get it on the website. I was one of the lucky fans to get interview, but sadly, my video never made it on their website. I wanted to share it anyway, though. Check it out!

It was a lot of fun and many thanks goes out to Alex Espinoza for taking the time to hunt me down and interview me. I thought it was a pretty good interview and was a little shocked it didn’t make it on the website. No matter. There would be plenty more opportunities in the upcoming months, I’m sure.

When I arrived to Safeco Field and made it inside, I initially spotted this:

If you look very carefully, you can see a white speck beyond the fence strategically placed up the third-base line to help save the lives of spectators that don’t really spectate. That little white speck is an official Major League baseball.

Results?

Boo-yah!

When I turned and ran up into the left field bleachers, I looked over to gaze into the visitor’s bullpen and, wow:

I could snag at least one of those! I ran down the stairs, arrived at the bullpen and flung my glove out to knock the closest baseball closer. Easy snag. And just as I was reeling the baseball up, another baseball was hit deep my way. The ball landed in the bullpen, took a nasty bounce on the concrete near the stairs and ricocheted over my head into the APizza stand. I quickly turned, flapped my glove at the cashier and snagged number three on the night! Two out of the ‘Pen:

I returned to the ‘Pen to switch hats to my Cleveland swag just as the Mariners portion of BP had ended and I found this guy asking for an autograph:

That’s the shortest man I’ve ever seen in my life! Totally blog-worthy, by the way. After I snagged my Indians hat, I ran back over to the 3rd base line and snapped up a picture with Aaron Cunningham…

…and snagged a Nick Hagadone autograph:

Once I returned to the ‘Pen, since I’m a huge Miguel Olivo fan, I found an equal riding on the shoulders of his father. I instantly hooked the little 5-year-old up with a baseball and slapped a high-five when he said Olivo had the best quick release to second base in the league. The downside of the night was Jesus Montero’s attitude when kids were asking for his autograph at the bullpen. I debated on whether or not to really make mention of it in my blog for you to read, but hey, I think it should be said. I actually witnessed Montero wave his hand to Lucas Luetge like, “I’m too good to sign autographs for kids” when Luetge pointed out that kids were asking for him. Reluctantly, Montero came over, with an attitude, and signed a few autographs. It was pretty poor sportsmanship, if you ask me.

I’m snagging baseballs for puppies again this season for the Seattle Humane Society! If you want to check out my charity information, just click here!

Last season, with the help of all of you, we were able to raise over $250 dollars! This year I’d like to break $300!

Today’s game snagging Highlights: Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners- attendance 12,343

Baseballs snagged: three (found one, glove-tricked another and ran down a third one that landed in the ‘Pen)

Total baseballs snagged this season: 24

Total baseballs snagged last season: 135

Total dollars raised for Snagging Baseballs for Puppies this season: $45.36

Total dollars raised for Snagging Baseballs for Puppies last season: $257.00

Total number of donors this season: 8

Total number of donors last season: 7

If you’d like to join my official Snagging Baseballs for Puppies Facebook page, just click here! And if you want to like Collection of Baseball on Facebook, click here!

4-18-2012 Safeco Field

The Indians weren’t very interactive with the fans during batting practice which made my time at Safeco Field extremely boring tonight. I didn’t bother to ask any Mariner players on the field for a toss-up. Instead, I banked on finding a couple loose baseballs in the seats after the rest of the stadium opened up. When I ran over that way at 5:10pm, I found absolutely nothing. About ten minutes later, a slicing foul ball came down the line, I turned, raced up the stairs near the wall, anticipated the bounce and caught the ball as it traveled into the bleachers:

More boring-ness ensued so I chased over to the Mariners dugout right before the Mariners portion of batting practice ended and got Jaime Navarro to throw me a baseball as he walked off the field:

I really didn’t bother to snag anymore baseballs other than opportunities that came easy. Which the Indians were so unresponsive on the field, I just stood on the party deck and engaged in small talk with Kim, the Bullpen Mom and another friend of mine, Ryanna.

The only other action I saw was an Ubaldo Jimenez autograph and about the first three innings of baseball at the stadium before I had to run out and catch my bus home…

…and this year one of my goals is to catch Ichiro’s 100th career home run. I think he’s sitting on 95. In the first inning of play, Chone Figgins went deep and then Ichiro followed with his 96th home run one batter later. It was getting close to having to buy tickets for the outfield, which will be extremely expensive due to the Mariners (and all the other teams) going to this lame-ass “dynamic” ticket pricing. If you haven’t heard about it, well, you’re one of the lucky ones that your team hasn’t gone to it yet. Basically, its price gouging. And it sucks.

 

 

I’m snagging baseballs for puppies again this season for the Seattle Humane Society! If you want to check out my charity information, just click here!

Last season, with the help of all of you, we were able to raise over $250 dollars! This year I’d like to break $300!

Today’s game snagging Highlights: Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners- attendance 11,343

Baseballs snagged: four (caught BP foul-ball, Jaime Navarro toss-up)

Total baseballs snagged this season: 21

Total baseballs snagged last season: 135

Total dollars raised for Snagging Baseballs for Puppies this season: $39.69

Total dollars raised for Snagging Baseballs for Puppies last season: $257.00

Total number of donors this season: 8

Total number of donors last season: 7

If you’d like to join my official Snagging Baseballs for Puppies Facebook page, just click here! And if you want to like Collection of Baseball on Facebook, click here!

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