Diamond Diaries

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Summer Baseball Book GiveAway

We have a new giveaway!  Details below!

But first things first, our Redbirds are again #1 in the National League Central! woohoo!!!  *or at least they are right now as I write this before leaving on a family camping trip. ;)

Also, belated congratulations to Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan and his wife Bridget on the birth of their baby girl, Olivia Grace McClellan, born Sunday May 15th!

Now, in honor of the end of school and good summertime reads, we are excited to be able to give away another great baseball book to one of our loyal Diamond Diaries readers!

I recently met another Cardinal fan on Twitter (@KentStock) and learned he is an author with an amazing true story to tell.  His story.  However, the crazy thing I learned from talking with Kent was that I sort of already knew him.  You see, one cold afternoon this past winter, my family settled in to watch a baseball movie called The Final Season.  As it turns out, the movie’s main character was Kent Stock, played by Sean Astin.

If you love a good baseball book, one of faith, tradition and the journey of a life gifted by the game, then Kent Stock’s tale will capture your attention.

Like many American boys, Stock grew up chasing the dream of playing in the Majors. However his book is much more than just another version of a ballplayer’s progression from little league to college ball and beyond.  It’s his “beyond” where a truly remarkable baseball adventure unfolds.

In Hollywood’s charming production, The Final Season, a legendary small town baseball program faces extinction and a young assistant coach signs up for the momentous task of captaining the team in its swan song season.

Stock’s book, Heading for Home is a fitting tribute to coaches who not only teach, but inspire something special in their players and team.  A refreshingly fun read, it is a reflection on life, love, hard work and taking chances – wrapped up in baseball.

… and being a lifelong Cardinals fan (bonus points), Kent also weaves a bit of Cardinal baseball history into the book.  Brilliant!  ;)

Special thanks to Kent Stock for offering the freebies!

You can find out more about the book or movie (and order copies for yourself!) at KentStock.com.

To win your free copies of both the book Heading for Home and the movie The Final Season, give us your name (a valid email is required) and pick a number between 1 and 100.  If your number matches the lucky number chosen by my kiddos, you win!

It really is that easy!

In the odd chance that duplicate guesses are received and win…. oh, we’ll cross that bridge if we get there ;)

Winner will be notified by email and the winning name will be posted below in the comments section by Monday, May 30th.

Good Luck!!

and Go Cards!!

14 responses to “Summer Baseball Book GiveAway

  1. Steve russell May 23, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    35 is a curious number!!!!

  2. Diane 1611 May 23, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    I pick number 42.

  3. Nicole May 24, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    13! Although, I already own the movie so if I win you can pick someone else for that ;)

  4. Brent May 26, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    I’m going with 72.

  5. TJ Van Diest May 26, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    I pick number 4

  6. Kay I. May 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Number 49

  7. Tasha Stefanatos May 27, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    9

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