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At least Reed didn’t pitch, and Axford is pretty cool

Fortunately or unfortunately, I did not catch Friday’s five+ hour, after midnight, 13 inning spectacle between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers. I was out volunteering at a Boy Scout camp and had no access to internet. All I could do is refresh Twitter and watch as the fans I follow react to the game. I was nervous forKerry Wood, who thankfully bounced back from 9 straight balls with a double play. Everywhere I read I see people calling for Kerry’s head… I still have some optimism.

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Recap: The view from Row 25 ain’t bad

We picked up tickets for Tuesday’s game at Miller Park against the Cincinnati Reds using the Milwaukee Brewers’ we win, you win promotion. For every “W” they collect in a month, they take that many dollars off select games for a series. 11 April victories meant our Terrace Reserved seats sold for five bucks.

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Top Freebies: Early May

I love baseball promotions, and this is a feature I’ve wanted to start doing to awhile now. There’s a soft spot in my heart for bobbleheads, but teams are concocting more creative giveaways each year and this is Baseblog’s way to highlight them. Twice a month I’ll do a “Top Freebies” post in which the top giveaways in the division are highlighted. “Early (Month)” means specials before the 15th, while “Late (Month)” means after the 15th. Enjoy the first installment.

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Tony La Russa’s number to be retired

Wow, just as I was working on a post about this month’s giveaways and special promotions, some big news was dropped. The St. Louis Cardinals already had a figurine giveaway scheduled for May 11th in honor of their recently retired manager Tony La Russa, which you can read more about in a future “Top Freebies” post. Now they’ve added a special pre-game ceremony to the night in which they will honor LaRussa and retire his number 10.

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