Got this email yesterday:
With MLB taking the day off, I thought you may be looking for some additional content for We Should Be GMs. If so, this note may be worthwhile – it’s brief and basically offers fans the chance to win World Series tickets for supporting charity.
Last Monday’s Home Run Derby helped get the ball rolling for State Farm’s Go To Bat campaign. Go To Bat encourages people to support their favorite charity – all it takes is a show of support online. Each week for the next 10 weeks, one charity will be chosen to receive $18,000 and one person who went to bat for the organization will be selected by State Farm to receive a pair of tickets to the 2011 World Series.
With World Series tickets up for grabs, I think your readers would be interested to find out how they can get involved. Who wouldn’t want free tickets to the Fall Classic? And who knows? It’s not hard to imagine these lucky fans watching the Phillies play for the title.
Check out Go To Bat and find more information on the campaign, along with videos and photos from the campaign kick off in Phoenix.
For State Farm
J.C. Romero intends to opt out of his deal with the Nationals and sign a minor league deal with the Yankees if Washington doesn't promote him to the Major Leagues by Friday, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney. Romero, who hasn't yet been promoted, wants to secure his release and sign with the Yankees, according to Olney.
Either way you look at this, it's good news for the Phillies. 1) Romero is no longer walking batters in a Phillies uniform. 2) If the Gnats call up Romero, he's bound to work his way into some games in the 2nd half against the Phils and do some damage...to the Gnats chances of winning the game. 3) If Romero goes to the Yanks and for some unforeseen reason sticks around to make their playoff roster, he sure would be fun to face in the World Series (just as long as he's not back on his vitamin regiment). He currently has a 1.29 ERA in 5 games and 7 innings for Washington's triple-A team.