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2008 Boston Red Sox Schedule’s First Official Contest

It’s Contest Time!

As we mentioned yesterday, we are going to be running contests all month long here at Without further ado, here is the first contest.

If you follow any other Boston Red Sox blog(s), you have probably seen one or two contests giving away the newest Red Sox Box Set, The Boston Red Sox: Essential Games of Fenway Park. We were able to get our “mits” on two copies. Seemed like a great chance to give them away to our readers. (We received a third copy but had to hold onto it!)

Here are the details on the set:

DISC 1: Sept. 30, 1967 Regular Season vs. Minnesota Twins — Carl Yastrzemski hit his 44th home run as the Sox tied for the lead in a four-team American League pennant race.

DISC 2: 1975 World Series Game 6 vs. the Cincinnati Reds — This see-saw battle of the Titans ended with Carlton Fisk and his 12th inning game-ending home run.

DISC 3: Apr. 29, 1986 Regular Season vs. Seattle Mariners — 23-year-old Roger Clemens set the Major League record with 20 strikeouts in this hallmark game.

DISC 4: 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and MLB All-Century Team celebration — Fenway Park was selected to house the final Mid-Summer Classic of the 20th Century and the festivities riveted the world.

DISC 5: 1999 American League Championship Series Game 3 vs. New York Yankees — Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez shutdown the vaunted Yankees and former Boston pitcher Roger Clemens with 12 strikeouts over 7 innings.

DISC 6: Apr. 22, 2007 Regular Season vs. New York Yankees — Boston dispensed with its archrival Yankees in large part thanks to four consecutive home runs.


  • The Origins of Fenway Park
  • Ted Williams: Fenway’s Hometown Hero
  • Ted Williams Throws out First Pitch at 1999 All-Star Game
  • Vintage Film: Yaz 1968 World Series Highlights at Fenway
  • Yaz 400th HR and 3000th hit
  • Red Sox Clinch 1986 ALCS in Fenway
  • Brunansky’s amazing catch clinches 1990 AL East Crown
  • Last inning of Derek Lowe’s No-Hitter (4/27/02)
  • Red Sox score 10 runs before making their first out (6/27/03)
  • Bill Mueller walk-off HR vs. Mariano Rivera (7/24/04)
  • Dave Roberts: “The Steal” 2004 ALCS Game 4
  • Big Papi’s 2004 Postseason Walk-off Hits
  • Last inning of Clay Buchholz’s No-Hitter (9/1/07)

We think you’ll agree this is a nice box set to have. We were a little too young to catch the 1967 and 1975 games, and remember just bits and pieces of Clemens; 20 strikeout performance.

To sweeten the pot; we are finalizing an exclusive product. One of these will be added to both prizes. What is this exclusive prize? Give us a week or so and we will announce it. It has ties to one of the moments captured on the DVD set, and we are pretty sure you’ll like it!

So how do you enter? We’re glad you asked. Below are the details. Follow them carefully!

This particular contest will run all month long, ending Monday, June 30th at 12:59pm. At the end of the contest we will declare two winners and send them their prizes.

We are going to base this contest on a point/ticket system. The top two ticket totals win the prizes. Easy enough, right?

Here is how the points are broken down:

2 tickets – You will receive 2 tickets for every comment you make on our blog. The two rules that apply here are: 1) It can only be for posts from this day forward (no past posts) and 2) Your comments must be relevant to the post topic and/or the Boston Red Sox. Just keep away from gibberish to pad your total and we should be okay.

4 tickets – Sign up to our newsletter. You’ll find the signup box on the top right side of any page. Once you sign up, write a comment in this post letting us know you signed up. We will contact you and make sure we are tying your ticket totals together. (We will only ever use your email to contact you about this contest and for our monthly newsletters. We will never sell your email or spam you.)

4 tickets – Sign-up to follow us on Twitter at If you are unfamiliar with Twitter it is a nice little tool where you can “follow” others and be kept up-to-date instantly with important news and information they want to provide you. We use it here to update people on things happening during a Red Sox game, or info happening on our site (hint: maybe some spur of the moment contests happening this month). Once you sign-up to follow us on Twitter, write a comment in this post with your Twitter profile name so we can verify. If this is a little confusing, but you want to try it out, email us, we can walk you through it.

10 tickets – If you have a blog, write a post on your blog about this contest and link to this post. You must link to this post, so that we can track it.

10 tickets – Want a quick 10 points? Digg this post by clicking this link:’s Boston Red Sox Contest. Once you Digg it, write a comment back here in this post and let us know so that we can verify.

20 tickets – If you have a Boston Red Sox related blog, write a post on your blog about this contest and link to this post. You must link to this post, so that we can track it.

40 tickets – Make a YouTube video and post it to YouTube. The video has to be Boston Red Sox related and at some point in time mention our site (either the site or this contest).
Do whatever you like in the video, be creative, just somehow mention us (positive mentions may “grease our palms” wink wink). Once you post your video, write a comment back here in this post with a link to the video.

That’s it!

So we know what you are thinking. You won’t enter because you have no chance against someone who has a Red Sox blog, or posts a video, right? Not true at all! You do get 2 tickets per relevant comment. If we at write 15 posts over the next 30 days (most likely there will be more) and you write 1 relevant comment for each post you end up with 30 tickets. If the comments in any post go back-and-forth for a while and you comment multiple times, you are in some serious business!

We think we have covered everything here. If you have any questions, ask here (comment) or shoot us an email.

Oh, in case you were wondering – the prizes are sent on our dime.

26 Responses to “’s First Official Contest”

  • Red Vw Bus

    June 5th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Hey Yawkey Way, pretty neat contest. I just want you to know that if I win, I promise not bury the prize under Yankee stadium dude!

  • dylan plante

    June 5th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    I signed up!

  • admin

    June 5th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    @Red VW Bus - haha! You might have some trouble trying to bury stuff there - the “basement” over there seems sort of full.

    @ dylan - thanks for signing up! Great to see the people from SawxHead here!

  • Red Sox Grl

    June 5th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I signed up for your newsletter. I’m sure that Wilmington Red Sox Nation can be useful if you don’t abuse the privilege. Still trying to get that started. I think the summer we’ll really start picking up members…

  • admin

    June 5th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    hey red sox grl - good to see you here, and thanks for participating!

  • ncsoxfan67

    June 5th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Awesome contest….if I don’t win I’ll still buy that set if its available!!!!

  • ncsoxfan67

    June 5th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Just did the digg too same screen name

  • admin

    June 5th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Good call ncsoxfan67! Thanks for participating and good luck!

  • Amazinglady

    June 6th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    What a nice DVD set! I just hope Big Papi doesn’t need surgery.

  • admin

    June 6th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    @ Amazinglady - Thanks for joining the contest. It really is a great bunch of DVDs! We love watching Mueller hit that homerun against Rivera. What a great moment!

  • Amazinglady

    June 6th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    And Manny Ramirez rocks! He seems like such a good person in addition to being an incredible athlete.

  • wiscosoxfan

    June 10th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    This is awesome, I recently visited Fenway for the first time a few weeks ago and fell in love with it, this box set would be an amazing prize! I’m going to try my best!

  • admin

    June 10th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Good to see you here wiscosoxfan. Thanks for visiting. Good luck with the contest!

  • Matt H-C

    June 10th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Hey, this is awesome. I’m a huge BoSox fan, but I live in PA and have only gotten up to Fenway once for a game (I’ve seen the Sox elsewhere). This contest (and the DVD) sounds pretty sweet.

  • Matt H-C

    June 10th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I also just dugg the article under the screenname “mhowellclarke”

  • Matt H-C

    June 10th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    One more comment (I think):

    (a)I’m not doing this as a way of spamming to get tickets

    (b)I signed up for your newsletter (Name: Matt Howell-Clarke)

    (c)I’m following you on Twitter (username: mhowellclarke)

  • baseballfan22

    June 10th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Love the Sox and Fenway Park. My husband proposed to me there one beautiful day in February. A memory we will never forget. Plus, our two kids were born the years the Red Sox won the world series in 2004 and 2007. I enjoy reading about the Sox so I’m looking forward to the newsletter (name: baseballfan22). Thanks for offering a great gift for new and old Red Sox fans alike.

  • Red Sox Chick

    June 11th, 2008 at 6:19 am

    I am super excited about this contest. I hope I win!!

  • Red Sox Chick

    June 11th, 2008 at 6:21 am

    The Red Sox are awesome. I think they will go all the way again this year!! Go Sox!

  • Bosoxillinois

    June 11th, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Love the Bosox, and a chance to win anything Red Sox is awesome. It’s great being a Red Sox fan in central Illinois with all the Cardinal, Cubs and White Sox fans wishing their teams were this great.

  • Bosoxillinois

    June 11th, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Just did the digg to the same screen name

  • admin

    June 11th, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Good to have you here Bosoxillinois. Illinois, is there something in the water there that makes for crazy coaches?

  • erin green

    June 12th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    me2orion is now following you on twitter. And I look forward to receiving the newsletter. Miss being on the East Coast so I can actually catch Red Sox game. Moved to Vancouver, WA, so all I get is the Mariners, but I am and always will be a Sox fan.

  • Matt H-C

    June 12th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I wrote a post about this contest on my blog at and I put an link in the post to both your general site and this specific post, but I don’t know if that’s all you have to do to “link a post.” I figured this would be the best way to let you folks know if I didn’t do something properly.

  • Matt H-C

    June 13th, 2008 at 8:35 am

    I’m not sure how to “link” to this post from my post on my blog. I posted an article about this contest and included a link directly to this post as well as to the general site, but I don’t know if that’s all I had to do. If you want to see the exact post, it’s here:

  • admin

    June 13th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    @erin - Thanks for signing up! We are working on the details for our monthly newsletters, and think it will be a nice addition to our “services”. Especially for an across-the-country Sox’er who at times may feel a little out of touch!

    @Matt - We truly appreciate the write-up. We love your enthusiasm for this contest! Keep it up man!


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