Monday, May 13, 2013

Missed Opportunity

I consider myself a pretty big baseball fan. I love going to games and relishing in the baseball atmosphere. I love following baseball and checking in on how all the teams are doing. Most importantly, I love the Arizona Diamondbacks.
This year at Dbacks Fan Fest they had an instagram scavenger hunt. They had 7 objects for you to find and take a picture of (a picture with Baxter, World Series trophy, Paul Goldschmidt bobblehead, Racing Gonzo, favorite ballpark food, back the dbacks sign, picture of your favorite player). Once you found them you posted them on instagram with the hashtag #dbacksfanfest. They are really good at advertising. Sorry if you are one of the few who follow the whole Gunderson clan on instagram… picture OVERLOAD that day. But it wasn’t for naught…

It just so happens that I won! With this beauty right here! 

Funny story, I was too cheap to actually buy the two dollar hot dog. Matthew bought it and I just took a picture with it. Hahaha ssshhhhhhhhh! I got 2 free tickets to the August 10, Paul Goldschmidt bobblehead game.

Well then opening day rolls around. I figured it was high time to check an item off my bucket list and go to an opening day game. So away we went!

I made this little collage right here and posted it on instagram. I think I saw a sign somewhere that said use the hashtag #backthedbacks, so I did… not knowing what it was.

Then the next home series I went to another game. I HAD to; I mean there were $5.32 tickets in celebration of the 5 hour and 32 minute game the series before (longest game, time wise, in Chase Field history). They were cheap and it was … like… a part of history… Kinda… a celebration of history? I don’t know, I’ll take any excuse I can get.

The next week I went back up to school and thought my time with the Dbacks was over until August when I return again to the sweltering heat.

But alas, a few weeks later I received a comment on my little collage. “Congrats on winning our #backthedbacks instagram contest! Please email us @__________________ for details.”

WHAT?!?! I didn’t even know I entered that contest! I emailed them and found out I won 4 infield box tickets to a home game of my choice this season. AS WELL as an opportunity to be a part of their PHOTOSHOOT for advertising and marketing collateral throughout the season!

That’s where the MISSED part of the title comes in… I live in Idaho now, the Diamondbacks are in Arizona. Oh bum.

But at least I asked them if 2 of my siblings could go in my place. And they said YES. So if you see any billboards or posters or commercial things on the jumbotron or anything with some Gunderson sibling on it… that’s why. SO BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!

Until then, Peace fools. I’ll just be here in Idaho getting all learned up in Psychology! :) 

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