Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Giveaway

Updated: The comments are now closed! The winner is BNPositive, comment #1 (how often does #1 win? seriously?) Congrats, Jason, and thanks everyone for playing along!!

It’s still Birthday Week here at Casa de Kahuna, and the fox is enjoying each and every one of his presents. It’s hard to say which is his favorite, but something he’s played with every chance he gets is his new Little Tikes TotSports T-Ball Set.

boy ready to hit a ball off of a batting tee
Play Ball!

He woke up Wednesday morning asking, “I play with my baseball toy now?” (unfortunately, we had to leave the house), and it was the first thing he reached for when we did get home that evening. This morning he started batting in his pajamas. It seems we’ve got a baseball fan on our hands.

The first team I ever rooted for was the New York Yankees, and I remember my dad and my uncle loading up the four of us cousins and taking us to Yankee Stadium for games. We had a team yearbook from the early 80s featuring Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage & Bucky Dent.

When we moved to Indiana, we repeated the ritual, this time with the Cubs. It made sense, since at the time, the American League never met the National League except in the playoffs or local games. We quickly formed an allegiance to Ryne Sanberg, Rick Sutcliffe and manager Jim Frey. As kids, we lived the excitement of the Cubs getting into the pennant race in 1984, and everyone was singing the song, “Go Cubs Go”. Plus, we had the iconic Harry Carey on WGN.  (Did you know I knew a little about baseball?)

Here in Indianapolis, we don’t have a local major league team to root for, and it seems most grown ups root for their childhood favorites. We do, however, have a minor league team that plays at Victory Field, the Indianapolis Indians, and taking in a game is huge fun. We’ve taken the kids once, when the Fox was an infant, but we just haven’t made it to a game these past two summers (such a shame, I know).

We’ve got plans this summer though.




The Kahunas will be attending the Family of Farmers Night at Victory Field on July 19th! Whoo hoo.

Want to join us? (you don’t have to sit by us, honest)

Family of Farmers wants to give one lucky reader up to EIGHT tickets for July 19th’s 7pm game, and will provide the food and the fun for the night. How can you beat that??

To enter, there are three quick things to do: 1) Like Family of Farmers on Facebook (if you’re a facebooker). 2) Follow Family of Farmers on Twitter (if you’re a Tweep) 3) Leave ONE comment, preferably about baseball. What’s your favorite team? Did you play as a kid? Do you get to Victory Field? What’s your Fantasy Baseball team look like?

When you leave your comment, be sure to enter an email (on the form, not the comment itself) where you can be reached. The comments will be open until Tuesday, June 28th at 9pm. I’ll pick a comment via random.org and  notify the winner via email and we’ll take it from there.

Good luck!

P.S. Comment moderation is on, so if you’re new here, welcome, and I’ll be approving comments as fast as I can!

11 Replies to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Giveaway”

  1. We absolutely love catching the Indians at Victory Field. The park is fantastic and the prices can’t be beat! Of course unless the tickets were free, which is why I’m entering this here contest! Oh and I’ve Liked, Friended and Followed!

  2. I almost peed my pants laughing at the blowup character entertainment when we went as a family for the first time a few weeks ago. Don’t deny me the chance to wear Poise for another game.

  3. For some reason, my parents thought it would be a good idea for me to play in the local little league at age 9. I was predictably awful, but as a dutiful Cub Scout whose motto was “Do Your Best,” I — well, I did my best. I was the best right-field-butterfly-watcher-and-dandelion-kicker you ever saw.

    These days, I still generally have no idea what’s going on at an Indians game, but it’s a great time, every time — especially with a big group of friends. I love feeling the excitement of the crowd, tasting the great stadium food, and evaluating the right-fielder’s dandelion-kicking technique.

  4. I played softball from 10 years of age until about 17 and loved every minute of it!

    I love the Indians and Victory Field is such a great place to watch a game!

  5. I’m not sure which Indy Indians memory is my favorite, our oldest son running the bases with the Knot Hole Club or our youngest yelling hey batter over & over in a rainy near empty park so everyone could hear.

  6. Huge Cubs fan! As a kid I was in the Indy Indians Knothole Club and Randy Johnson came out to our little league field when he was with the Indians to play catch with us. We’ve never taken our youngest to an Indians game but our oldest has been and he had a great time!

  7. Fun! I love going to Indians games, and it would be so much fun to see one with your family! I have liked, followed, and now commented. Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

  8. Never a big baseball fan growing up. But ever since we moved to Indy we’ve been going to Indians’ games. Our girls love it too!

  9. Liked and followed. I admit to being a people watcher at baseball games. My dh and oldest son are headed to a Cubs game tomorrow, but I’m perfectly happy rooting for the home team — the Indianapolis Indians. And I promise to cheer REALLY loudly if I win these tickets.

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