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TSG Presents: Great World Series Moments!

Posted by on Thu, October 29th, 2009 at 9:47 am

The World Series got underway last night and the Phillies, behind great performances by Cliff Lee and Chase Utley are out to a 1-0 series lead. While the Fall Classic is going on, I’ll feature Great World Series Moments from World Series past. Don’t worry if a moment I feature isn’t your favorite World Series moment, because I’ll probably get to it.

Today, I start off by going waaaayyy back. All the way back to 1932 and Game 3 of the New York Yankees vs. the Chicago Cubs. You know it’s a long way back when ‘Chicago Cubs’ and ‘World Series’ are in the same sentence. Sorry, Cubs fans.

Anyway, this game was the game of Babe Ruth’s infamous “called shot”. Legend, newspapers and one amateur video of the game has it that in the 5th inning, Cubs pitcher, Charlie Root was pitching to Babe Ruth and the Cubs bench was doing a bit of razzing to get in Ruth’s head.

Rather than just ignoring the Cubs players or talking back. Ruth started gesturing, even so much as pointing directly at the Cubs bench (this is often what the called shot is confused/disputed for). Charlie Root’s first pitch to Ruth was a strike, which caused the Cubs to lay on the heckling even more. Root’s next two pitches were balls. After Root threw a second strike, making the count 2-2, the Wrigley Field fans and Cubs players started cheering and further trying to phase Ruth. The Babe responding by allegedly pointing in the direction of Center Field. Originally Ruth himself claimed he was showing the pitcher and Cubs players that he still had one strike left. As the legend grew, so did Ruth’s story of the event.


The very next pitch Ruth deposited someplace beyond the flagpole of Wrigley Field which was in Center Field, some 440+ feet away. Not only was this homerun so awe inspiring because of the circumstances that preceded it, but the mammoth shot it was only add to the story. Ruth did some heckling and trash talking of his own as he rounded the bases and made no effort to endear himself to Chicago fans.

What some forget is that Lou Gehrig homered right after Ruth in that inning, ousting Root from the game. The Yankees would go on to win the game 7-5 and ultimately the Series but the moment everyone remembers from the 1932 World Series is The Babe’s called shot.

A truly great World Series moment.

TSG

New Swagstakes in Todd’s Gear Bag!

Posted by on Thu, October 29th, 2009 at 7:00 am
Good news, paintballers! There’s a new Swagstakes you’ll probably be interested on Todd’s Gear Bag. Todd himself hooked us up with a jersey that he signed! This is an XXL GS Infamous Razalife Jersey. Entries for this start at just 2 Swag Bucks per entry and drop to fractions of a Swag Buck per entry ... Read More »

Close to a Swago?

Posted by on Wed, October 28th, 2009 at 5:32 pm
Swago has been going for a couple of months now and we still have yet to find a winner. Last month, I asked you guys what pieces you guys had snagged. I thought it’d be fun to see if there had been any more progress on your Swago game boards. What pieces have you guys ... Read More »

Need Inspiration? Hit Up the Swag Store!

Posted by on Wed, October 28th, 2009 at 2:55 pm
Thanks once again to PosterCheckout.com, the Swag Store has some new posters in it. In addition to all the posters we already had from PosterCheckout. These posters just so happen to be of the persuasion that make you want to GO OUT and GET THE WORLD BY THE TAIL and WRAP IT AROUND and PULL ... Read More »

New Greg Bennett AV3 Guitar Swagstakes!

Posted by on Wed, October 28th, 2009 at 12:46 pm
The Swag Store is turning into a veritable music depot! We just gave away a Greg Bennett Cobra guitar and now we’re giving away another Greg Bennett guitar. This time we’re giving away a sleek maple top, single cutaway beauty known as the AV3. This also has an arch top that makes the guitar sound ... Read More »

Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays Winner- 10/28/09

Posted by on Wed, October 28th, 2009 at 10:25 am
What a great last TTPTP of October! I always have a hard time picking these as I know no matter which tweets I pick, people out there will like others better but that’s kind of the fun of this. I’m sure Swagmares will be no exception because there were so many great tweets and it’s ... Read More »

Ask The Swag Gal (October 28, 2009)

Posted by on Wed, October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 am
It’s Wednesday and Halloween is right around the corner. Kilmer from Payson, UT is eager to hear what I find so intriguing about this holiday. What is your favorite thing to do for Halloween? Halloween has always been my favorite time of year. There is something about the chill in the air that brings out ... Read More »

Find Great Deals in Shop&Earn

Posted by on Wed, October 28th, 2009 at 7:00 am
We add money-saving coupons to the Shop&Earn every day. Be sure to add your favorite stores in our Shop&Earn and you’ll receive email updates whenever we add a coupon to that store. Here are some coupons to take advantage of in a hurry: 24 Hour Fitness – Spend $0 on initiation fee and pay only ... Read More »

Valuable New Falcons Swag!

Posted by on Tue, October 27th, 2009 at 4:45 pm
The Atlanta Falcons Search&Win site has some new Swag sports fans might be interested. In addition to a bunch of new Falcons prizes including flags, clothes, even books; there’s also some collectible items in there as well. For instance, we have some autographed items in there. Two of which are shown here:The football shown above ... Read More »

XBox 360 Halloween Bundle Swagstakes

Posted by on Tue, October 27th, 2009 at 2:28 pm
If you were around yesterday, you know that a bunch of Swagstakes are ending this weekend. One of them is ending on Halloween and wouldn’t ya know it…it’s Halloween themed! There’s only 4 days left to get your entries in for the XBox 360 Halloween bundle. This includes the following: * Xbox 360 Arcade* Xbox ... Read More »