One of the really cool things about this gig is that I get contacted frequently by people wanting to partner up with my site in order to help promote their own products. This process usually entails me checking out the product and offering a link to their page within the context of a post or on the sidebar. If you’ve been around these parts for awhile, you’ll have trouble remembering these kinds of posts. The reason is simple: I don’t participate in them often.
Usually, when I get these emails, I politely decline as I don’t like to inundate my readers with advertisements. After all, you’re here to talk Tigers, not read my thinly-veiled ads.
For this one though, I hope you’ll indulge me. You may well wind up being the proud owner of a very cool gift if you do.
I was contacted by the fine folks at AnyDate.com who offered to send to me a free copy of Detroit Tigers History. This is a journey through some of the most important dates in the history of the franchise, and taken directly from the pages of the New York Times. It’s a newspaper, devoted entirely to the Tigers and written by some of the finest columnists ever to grace the pages of the Times. Written by people who covered the events, all the articles therein are the original articles that appeared in the Times, complete with pictures, dates, and bylines.
I am a mild collector of Tigers memorabilia. I own autographed balls, an autographed bat signed by Al Kaline, and some wonderful lithographs that hang in my den. I even have a set of placemats from Big Boy that commemorate the 1984 season. There is no question that this newspaper, Detroit Tigers History, would be one of the crown jewels of my collection and should be a must for any Tigers fan.
If you head over to their website, you can bring home a copy of this wonderful work for only $15 (plus shipping), but I am going to give away one copy of this product to a lucky reader.
As I write this, the MCB Twitter account stands at 286 followers. While this number is impressive to me, it is nearly 2000 fewer than our friends at Bless You Boys. I’m competitive by nature and I can’t stand the fact that we are lagging so far behind the big bullies form SBN. So here’s what I’m going to do: When we reach 1,000 followers, I will randomly choose one such follower to receive this newspaper free of charge. No cost for the product, no cost for the shipping.
In order to qualify, all you need to do is to make sure you follow me on twitter, and spread the word to others. The faster we get the number we seek, the sooner we can send this newspaper off to one lucky fan. I can promise you you will enjoy every page.