The Dream Fan Experience Sweepstakes at Camden Yards ends tonightSeptember 21, 2016 1:58 pm
I am switching over to write about the beginning of the end of the 2016 MLB season from writing about the start of the 2016 NFL season last week. Once the calendar turns to October it will mark the end of the MLB’s regular season, then the start of the playoffs and ultimately the World Series. Now I have to disclose before I go any further that I am a Boston Red Sox fan. I was born in the Bronx and watched many games at Yankee stadium with my Dad, who is the reason why I have become a Red Sox fan. He did not like the “big money” at that time behind the Yankees and it has stuck throughout the years.
So we were extremely happy when the Red Sox swept the Yankees in a four game series that started last Thursday and ended on Sunday at Fenway Park. They came from behind in each game! Now they are in Camden Yards in Baltimore in a four game series against the Orioles who they have been trading first place with in the AL East. The Red Sox won the first two games of the series and are now five games up on the Orioles. The Toronto Blue Jays are right behind them as well at four games behind.
David Ortiz, Big Papi, has been having a tremendous season which he had said is his last. So it would be really special to see the end of his baseball career with a World Series win. Ortiz broke open a tight game last night with a three-run homer in the seventh inning, and Boston beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 for its sixth straight victory.
Big Papi doing what he does best. #LloveTheGame pic.twitter.com/6XiZG52zCi
— MLB (@MLB) September 21, 2016
Which brings me to talk about the Dream Fan Experience sweepstakes that we’ve been assisting the Baltimore/Washington DC Ford Dealers run. It coincides with the Orioles home games at Camden Yards, with the first one being on July 22 and tonight, September 21, is the last game that will be promoting the sweepstakes.
Participants enter by attending one of these selected Baltimore Orioles home game and registering for the sweepstakes by proving their contact information and answering a few questions related to Ford via iPads at the Ford Dealers booth. Then they must also take a test drive at a local Baltimore/ Washington DC Ford Dealer at least 48 hours before one of four drawing dates throughout the sweepstakes period. A list of all participating Ford dealers are provided in the rules.
The final drawing will take place on September 24 or 25 and that winner will receive a trip for two people to the Orioles vs. Yankees away series taking place September 30 – October 2. The trip package includes round trip train tickets to New York, 2 night hotel accommodations and two tickets to each of the three games at Yankee Stadium. The prize package is worth $2,500. The other three drawings centered on the Orioles home games and the prize packages included the winner throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, pre-game on-field access experiences, diamond seats, a suite night, a behind the scenes tour and a meet and greet with an Orioles player.
So I won’t be routing for the Orioles tonight, and hopefully that last game series between the Orioles and the Yankees may possibly be only for a Wild Card spot. That is assuming the the Red Sox have clinched the division by then. Right now the Chicago Cubs are the only team that have clinched a playoff spot. A World Series between the Cubs and the Red Sox would be interesting!