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Win 2011 World Series DVDs at The Cardinal Nation Blog

You lived it as a fan. Now you can enjoy the St. Louis Cardinals’ surprising run to the 2011 World Series victory again and again. Better yet, you can do it for free!

The Cardinal Nation Blog will award a copy of the 2011 World Series Highlight Film 2-Disc Set to each of ten lucky readers of this site via a random drawing. To enter, all you need to do is post your interest in winning in the comment area at the bottom of this page. That’s all there is to it!

In the Official 2011 World Series Film, from A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions, St. Louis native and narrator Jon Hamm (Mad Men) delivers the redoubtable Redbirds championship run, from first pitch to last in a pulse-pounding documentary format.  Providing comprehensive highlights, exclusive access and interviews, plus breath-taking footage and sounds captured by MLB cameras and microphones throughout the series, this DVD is a perfect way to relive the epic battle against the Texas Rangers.

The Official 2011 World Series Film will be released as a 2-disc set, featuring an exclusive bonus disc containing the complete NLDS Game 5 vs. the Phillies, a taut 1-0 pitcher’s duel which propelled the Cardinals to the NLCS and, ultimately, the World Series.  Additional extras include behind-the-scenes interviews and bonus programming.

Just in time for the holidays, the Official 2011 World Series Film 2-Disc DVD will be released on November 22 and will also be available in a single Blu-ray disc on December 6. Both can now be pre-ordered at multiple sites, including

Bonus Material: This Week in Baseball – Dave Duncan on This Week in Baseball – Lance Berkman on Prime 9  La Russa Segment on NLDS Game 5 Last Out and Celebration on NLCS Game 6 Last Out and Celebration in WS Game 3 – Pujols 3 HRs in WS Game 6 – Freese Triple to Tie in WS Game 6 – Berkman Single to Tie Again in WS Game 6 – Freese Walk-off HR in WS Game 6 Postgame – Berkman and Freese Presser in WS Game 7 – Freese Double to Tie in WS Game 7 – Last out and Celebration in WS Parade

Here is a preview:

Also, the World Premiere of the 2011 World Series Highlight Film 2-Disc Set will be held this coming Tuesday, November 22 at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. Among the attendees will be World Series MVP David Freese, Bill DeWitt III, President of the Cardinals, and Cardinals broadcasters Mike Claiborne, Rick Horton, John Rooney and Mike Shannon.

Tickets for Tuesday’s premiere, which begins at 8:00pm, start at $15 and are still available here.

Speaking of Freese, here is a new clip from the film, showcasing the third baseman’s historic walk-off home run that won Game 6 of the World Series.

Contest notes: Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entries will close at midnight Central time on Friday night, November 25 with the ten winners announced here at The Cardinal Nation Blog the next day. Winners will be asked via email to provide their mailing address with their discs shipped directly from A+E Networks Home Entertainment.

This contest is possible because of the generosity of A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions and the support of the United Cardinal Bloggers. My sincere thanks to all.

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116 Responses to “Win 2011 World Series DVDs at The Cardinal Nation Blog”

  1. grayssportsalmanac says:


  2. bkertz says:

    In it to win it

  3. mtzmeat says:


  4. stlcards519 says:

    Very interested in winning a world series dvd. I watch my recorded last out over and over. It would be nice to watch the official version to see all the new interviews. It would also be a nice addition to my 2011 world series collection, I have the magazine, shirt, and banner. The movie would make it complete

  5. wic547s says:

    I’m interested.

  6. HighJump31 says:

    this would be a great christmas gift for my mom. definitely interested.

  7. kmcmullan says:

    Very Interested!! A World Series Blu-Ray is the only thing I’d like for Christmas!

    • Brian Walton says:

      Good luck to all who have registered so far in the contest. Win or lose, I hope you will stay around to join in the discussions.

      I just wanted to clarify that the ten contest winners will be receiving the two-disc set, not the one-disc Blu-ray option, which comes out a bit later, on December 6.

  8. crdswmn says:

    How come you got 10 to give away and I only got 3? 🙂

  9. easy says:

    I’d love one to get me through the void.

  10. labman says:

    Interested here too!

  11. JRoseman says:

    I’m interested!!!!!!

  12. LarryBird says:

    Very Interested. I watch my 2006 dvd at least once a year and I get goose bumps still:)

  13. zeile27 says:

    Very interested!

  14. Jmodene says:

    Also interested. I wonder if Billy Bob is narrating this one, too. 😉

  15. Tom says:

    I like winning things; this would be a wonderful thing to win!

  16. SkinnyPimp says:

    Hey Brian,
    I would very much like to enter. I, as well as many others here I’m sure, really appreciate you giving us this opportunity.

    • SkinnyPimp says:

      Btw, do you know anything about the release of the entire World Series on Blu-Ray or DVD? I think I saw it mentioned somewhere before, but I can’t remember where. If you know where to get it, could you point me in the right direction? I’m sure I can check Amazon. That’ll be the first place I check, I suppose.

  17. bigchieftootiemontana says:

    Count me in ! Thank you so very much kind sir.

  18. sport61201 says:

    Add me to the drawing! I’m always up for some off-season baseball!

  19. philskill says:

    Add me to the drawing please, would love to show this to my kids when they’re old enough to appreciate it!

  20. blingboy says:

    I’m interested. Thanks.

  21. whcardsfan says:

    I am extremely interested!!!!

  22. friendmouse says:

    I like my chances to win this thing…just like the CardBirds chances of winning it all last August 25! Has there EVER been a date so often referenced as August 25?! Now there’s an assignment for Mr. Orf. 🙂

    Count me in, Brian…and I’ll gladly and proudly accept…even if my name is not the very first one drawn! Your spirit of giving is contagious…I think I’ll get something for the wife this year! 🙂

  23. nwyatt says:

    I want to win!

  24. todddetmer says:

    I’d love to win a copy!

  25. snakestl says:

    I enjoy winning things.

  26. planet pujolsian says:

    Would love to win this spectacular WS DVD set!

  27. tnorrist says:

    Would love a chance to win!

  28. cardsalltheway54321 says:

    definitely interested!

    Thanks for the offer!

  29. CariocaCardinal says:

    Sign me up!

  30. Kansasbirdman says:

    Yes, and Thanks!

  31. n8crouch says:

    I would love to give this to my dad for Christmas/birthday present. He missed nearly all of the games due to his work schedule.

  32. Bw52 says:

    I am interested.It would be nice reminder of the Cards run.

  33. rmd4vr says:

    My son will be deployment to Afghanistan soon. He was in field training for this deployment and was unable to see any of the World Series games. I would like to give this DVD set to him. He missed Game 6, which I believe is the best baseball game I’ve ever seen. He may be able to take it with him and it would be a awesome reminder of home.

  34. WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

    And then it starts to get interesting…………………. this is a professional smear job …….. its the girls camera……..while she is answering her phone……….professional………..but who is taking her picture………with her phone???????????……. Lozano?????? I don’t think so……….

    • blingboy says:

      Thanks for the heads up Westy, don’t sit on the furniture. Got it. 🙂

    • WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

      Thread bare is more like it…………… this is a story no one is touching for legal reasons. There is a direct correlation to the recent conclusion of the union + owners agreement……..the background is in the archives here……..and the perpetrator will also be named there……………AP is not the target…..and I’m guessing BD is sweating an AP front door approach….unforeseen…….just like the WS appearance and win …….. this will get interesting………..

      • crdswmn says:

        I was listening to Rob Rains radio show this afternoon and he said he contacted the author of the story to get him on the air and the author told him he couldn’t talk about it because of a legal matter, but that he hoped to have the legal matter resolved by next week. Perhaps Lozano filed something in court against him but the only thing that I can think of that could possibly be resolved in a week is some kind of writ. It’s too late for a restraining order so I would be interested in exactly what kind of legal action it is.

        • Brian Walton says:

          Could just be a stall. Adding to his problems by getting pinned down on a radio show is likely not being advised by his lawyer.

          On the other side, if you were Lozano, what would you do? I imagine his budget for legal fees is going to increase substantially.

          • crdswmn says:

            Could be a stall, but then if I was his lawyer I would advise him to keep it open ended, rather than giving a time frame.

          • crdswmn says:

            If I were Lozano, I would hope I could keep Albert believing I was a church going stand up citizen. If that is what he really believes. 🙂

            • Brian Walton says:

              Here is what Pujols said to USAToday in September:

              “I’ve heard all of the dirt about Danny from agents for the last 10 years, all trying to sign me. They’re wasting their time. Danny has been an open book. To me, he’s the best agent in the business, and I trust him with my life.”

              Apparently, his book was a bit too open… 😉

              • crdswmn says:

                Well, either the book wasn’t that open and Albert is lying about knowing all of it, or he did know all of it and doesn’t care. I would imagine some people are going to say that both of those possibilities doesn’t reflect well on Albert. For myself, Albert can do as he pleases, I don’t have the time or inclination to care one way or the other.

                Of course there is the option that Lozano really is a good church going stand up citizen. 🙂

      • blingboy says:

        The Lozano story was on channel 5 news earlier, I mentioned it somewhere else in the thread so thought I’d put it here too.

        • blingboy says:

          The blurb on channel 5’s site says they contacted Albert in Hawaii and he doesn’t want to talk about it.

          • Brian Walton says:

            No wonder Pujols dislikes the media. The guy is on vacation with his wife in Hawaii and he is hunted down to comment on a Deadspin article about his agent’s character?

          • crdswmn says:

            Whether the story has “legs” may depend on what Pujols does now. If he does nothing and just waits for it to go away, I can see the bigger news outlets not wanting to touch it. If Pujols does fire Lozano, then I don’t see how they can avoid covering it, and then I can see it taking off. Being in Hawaii on vacation may be helpful is intention is the former.

            • blingboy says:

              If he does nothing, some will say he is enabling the sleazy lifestyle by funding it. That would be hard to dispute, would it not?

              • crdswmn says:

                Well, the story so far has been confined to one story on a website and the rumblings on places like Twitter and Facebook. If the bigger outlets continue to ignore the story, it could mean people would forget about it and perhaps doubt its veracity altogether. After all, the Deadspin article did not name sources, so who is to say it is all true? Funding what sleazy lifestyle? 😉

                • blingboy says:

                  So far, I’ve only seen it on Yahoo Sports but I’d guess it will be everywhere by tomorrow. It’s big on a couple sports talk/call-in radio stations here locally today.

                  Personally, I wouldn’t care what he did with his money, legally of course. But Albert might not like the idea of paying for it. He might not like the part about him getting sold out (or sold cheap) last time, if the Lozano money trouble aspect is true.

                  And besides, If you lie with a dog you get fleas.

                  • Brian Walton says:

                    Supposedly the same material was sent to major news organizations along with Deadspin. Though the others have far more investigative resources, we see who printed it.

                    The part about him being sold out cheap on his old contract, like all the rest of it, is totally unsubstantiated. I am very familiar with that contract, as I was the one who broke the story that the deal was done back in February 2004. Pujols had just three years of service and received the first $100 million contract ever given to a player that young. Only with the benefit of hindsight is it such a team-friendly deal.

                    • crdswmn says:

                      I don’t disagree with anything you have said. But I guess I am just cynical enough to believe that just because the major news outlets can investigate it and haven’t reported it, that it means they can’t substantiate it. It could very well mean that, but it could also mean that even if they can substantiate it, they may choose not to print it because they feel it is not in their best interest to do so. Bottom line and all.

                  • crdswmn says:

                    I find it interesting that it has been talked about on local radio and TV but the PD hasn’t touched it with a ten foot pole. No responses on Twitter from Goold, Strauss & the Gang despite repeated questions about it from fans. I still say everyone is waiting with baited breath on Albert. It depends on what he believes and what he does about it. Someone on another blog said there can be no limit on what one person can rationalize or deny to themselves if they are motivated enough.

                    • Brian Walton says:

                      Regarding the P-D, what can be said without quotes from Lozano or Pujols other than repeating what has been alleged? Why give Deadspin more attention? We now know that Pujols’ agent is apparently sleazy. So what?

                    • crdswmn says:

                      I don’ t know Brian, because I don’t know what the PD knows or doesn’t know about it. If they know nothing other than what was printed in Deadspin, then there would be no reason to repeat it.

                    • blingboy says:

                      Lozano has other clients, so there are bound to be some comments to the press from somebody, if not defections. Not sure how that plays into the local angle very short term, if at all, but its a factor as to if the story will have legs, and that may then have a local angle later.

    • RCWarrior says:

      Does Albert know this? He better drop Lozano before they both go straight to hell……. 🙂

  35. DMENS says:

    Long time reader, first time commenter. I would be sincerely honored to win one of the DVD’s. My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to be at Game 6 and I want to give her this film for Christmas! Thanks for the opportunity.

  36. DwaininAztec says:

    Include me.

  37. lbogmd says:

    Ready to win! CA Cards fan.

  38. Alligator says:

    Great contest. Go Cards!

  39. michaelwuest says:

    I’m interested! Pick me!

  40. kujawab says:

    Extremely interested! I appreciate the opportunity!

  41. smount24 says:

    I’d definitely be interested as well. Thanks.

  42. stlbrianp says:


  43. birdbats says:

    I’m interested. Thanks for the opportunity, Brian!

  44. Bolo says:

    i wanna win one of those dvd’s. put my name in the hat please.

  45. ferriswill says:

    Count me in.

  46. cardswin53 says:

    please include me. thanks

  47. judcar says:

    I want to win this!!!!!

  48. Brett says:

    interested! Thanks for having such an awesome website, I’ve been reading for years.

  49. Jus4MsT says:

    (jumping up and down, hand in the air waving back and forth).. I am soooooooooooooooooo interested. I can’t wait. I will be standing beside the mailbox waiting on the mail lady to deliver my copy with my Cardinal jersey on …

  50. sawatski says:

    I would love to win a copy of the DVD.

  51. young784 says:

    I would like to enter

  52. blingboy says:

    Channel 5 news has this story on right now

  53. Lballew says:

    Interested! Go Cards! 12in12

  54. lindahammer51 says:

    I would really love to win this, I am a huge Cardinal fan and I need this for my collection

  55. WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

    Truth be known…………everyone is reading here to see if WC jumps on this………. you guy are naive in thinking that many people who read here……don’t read with more understanding than yourselves ………… its in the archives…….. I’ll help a little…….who would compiles such a dossier?????? even the dead spin article alluded to the depth and scope of the interviews that took place…..and also their time frame……………. Lozano walked away from BHSC with impunity for a reason….. as I pointed out at the time…….and I said why…….. 10’s of millions of dollars involved in any litigation contest……… he gained leverage for a reason….. as I pointed out…….. it appears that the old money paid a few professionals to start working on “counter measures” should they be needed…………. but thats all obvious…….. whats interesting is the timing……..see if you can guess why………. the dynamic behind those pictures tells a very interesting story………. wild guess says that BD shut down the PD boys……….. for exactly opposite reasons than most of you probably think……….

    • blingboy says:

      A rank amateur would grasp the effect of releasing such a bombshell just before a major holiday weekend, when everybody is out of the office and all attention focussed on family and football. So it was not done that way by accident. Why it was, I don’t know and can’t guess. At least not while I’m cooking turkey and drinking beer.

      • Brian Walton says:

        Do you really think it is a bombshell? That an agent is sleazy?

        • blingboy says:

          My thinking is that the purpose of the sleaziness aspect is to add context and believability to:

          A) The accusation that the agent abused his duty and responsibility to his client when he worked Albert’s (and whoever else’s) previous contract, looking to relieve his own financial distress, and

          B) The claim that he mirepresented himself and his background, and subjected client’s and potetial client’s to behavior which would rightfully call their character into question.

          • Brian Walton says:

            A) Guess you didn’t buy my view of his earlier contract under post #36. Hindsight has altered the view from 2004. That genie is long out of the bottle, anyway.

            B) Who cares about the agent’s character? If some player does, he can easily get another agent. No big deal. Happens all the time.

            The bottom line is that Pujols has closed the matter (in relevance to us) by reaffirming he is staying with Lozano.

            • blingboy says:

              Most agree that Albert has been the best player of the last decade but he appears nowhere in the lists of highest paid, whether annual, career, over the last ten years. Most also agree that his prime is now behind him. In time, we will see how his career earnings compare to others, in total and annual average. That will tell how well his career was managed financially.

              Albert will have to decide if the advice he got in 2004 has served him well. He will also have to decide if any level of association with such sordid goings on, and his funding of same, will conflict with his longer term hopes and dreams.

              I would only agree that the matter is closed for now.

              (And next time he goes to see Lozano, he will have to decide where it is safe to sit. And more importantly, where the Mrs. should sit, as she will likely decide to tag along.)

              • Brian Walton says:

                That is all said with 20-20 hindsight here in 2011, bb.

                Here is Albert speaking at the 2010 Winter Warm-Up:

                “I know people talk about my contract, but when I signed my contract in 2003, 2004, whenever it was, people are talking about that now being a bad contract,” Pujols said. “But you know what? When I signed my contract back then, the Cardinals didn’t have to do that but they did it. And it was one of the best contracts at the time.

                “You can compare my contract now to Manny Ramirez, (Mark) Teixeira, A-Rod, whoever you want, and it looks bad, but you know what, they were free agents and I wasn’t. I only had three years in the league and the Cardinals pretty much did me a favor, signing me for $100 million.”

              • WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

                The oral photo isn’t bad framing, it has been cropped to remove his eyes, which were looking at the camera no doubt. A testimonial in jest attesting to to the quality of the product. He then takes a picture of her from across the room from his desk. He was likely doing that via phone camera to send to a prospective client or longtime client. Probably had a few drinks. Lozano is a man of the world. Sleazy without question. Someone paid well for those pictures, likely taken on her phone as she was just reporting for work. Thats his old office at BHS. Also the base for all the testimonials. I wonder who sent this stuff in?

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  56. shahekee says:

    I’m interested!

  57. DizzyDean17 says:

    Please enter me in the contest.

  58. T8Ball says:

    Just Made it and with 38 minutes to spare 🙂

    Very interested in the DVD.

    Happy Holidays to all!

  59. Bloosier says:

    Definitely interested in winning.

  60. cards228 says:

    I’m interested.

  61. djbaxendale says:

    Count me in, please.

  62. ryan_jones says:

    Count me in!

  63. philskill says:

    So who won?

  64. jparkiso says:

    I’m interested in winning.

  65. nooorm says:

    Please enter me in! Thanks!

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