When I got the e-mail about the chance to blog the All-Star game, complete with on-field press credentials, a player interview, and $2,000, I got so excited that I had to stop, take a breath, and re-start reading the message out loud.
That's because I thought I was being invited to actually take said trip (and finally get that Bronson Arroyo interview I've been waiting for??). Upon more out-loud reading, however, I realized that the e-mail was informing me of the opportunity to enter a contest to win said prizes and asking me to spread the word to you, the baseball-blog reading public. Not dropping the opportunity in my lap, as I'd so eagerly hoped.
Oh well, maybe they'll draw my name out of the hat. Or maybe you'll win the prize and drop it in my lap. Oh, would you? I'd really appreciate that. Really, it would mean so much to me.
In any event, I went to to the page and registered to win. You can do it too, by clicking here. You'll be required to create an account on Monster.com, and you don't get immediate confirmation that you've entered the contest, but you do get e-mail confirmation some 30 minutes later.
Here's a bit from the press release for your detail-collecting enjoyment:
Monster will also be conducting The Monster MLB.com All-Star Game Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes, which began on April 28, 2006 and runs through June 25, 2006, will award the “Ultimate Job” at the All-Star Game. One winner will receive two tickets to the game, the opportunity to interview a player, a blog on MLB.com to post game coverage, lodging, transportation and spending cash. Information and entry can be found at http://promotions.monster.com/mlb2006allstar