I want to give away a copy of Out in the Field!
Here’s all you have to do: Leave me a comment telling me about some sports or competitive team memory when something really awesome happened. It could be going to see your favorite team win big, it could be your high school’s soccer team triumphing over defeat like in a teen movie, it could be, for those of us who are less athletically inclined, your chess club finding checkmate when all seemed hopeless.
Example: Back when tickets to the bleachers at old Yankee Stadium were still $5, I went to a Yankees-Red Sox game in which Andy Pettite pitched badly and the Red Sox beat the pants off the Yankees. Friends of mine from Boston came with me to the game and were obnoxious in that Boston fan way. I was kind of mortified. But then the Yankees handily won the rest of the games in that series and all was right with the world again. The end.
The contest will be open for two weeks starting today, so leave a comment by midnight EST on May 12th to be entered to win. I’ll draw a winner at random on the 13th and announce it here as well as email the winner.
[Note: Comments are moderated, so if I’m not near a computer, it might take a little while for your comment to show up, but I will approve all comments made by real people that are not spam!]