Tuesday

Nintendo DS Backyard Baseball '10 {Giveaway}

This giveaway has now closed. Winner will be announced soon!

My hubby was kind enough to write this review/giveaway:

Yesterday, April 6 was the opening day of major league baseball.  I have fond memories of "the great American pastime."  At around three years old I walked behind my ten year old sister, in the middle of a backyard game while she stood crouched over home plate.  It was a beautiful swing.  Unfortunately the only "thwack" that old wooden Louisville Slugger made was a line drive to the middle of my nose on the back swing.  Yes, that's how I broke my nose the first time and got introduced to the game.

At about 8, I was in the front yard enjoying a great game of catch with my Dad.  It was something we did often.  On this particular day, I missed the ball and it hit me square in the nose.  The blood gushed; my dad held his white handkerchief over my nose, and I cried.  As we finished cleaning up my nose in the bathroom, my dad said that we had better take a break from playing catch.  I proceeded to my bedroom.  I got out a suitcase, packed it up and ran away.  I ran away because I didn't want to stop playing catch.  No bloody nose was going to keep me from doing what I loved.  

Recently, I got to relive the glory days.  The good folks at Backyard Sports allowed me to review a copy of Backyard Baseball, DS version. It's also available for the Wii, Playstation 2, and the PC.  This game is awesome.

Backyard Baseball '10

I loved the fact that you can play with kid versions of  major league players like Derek Jeter and Ken Griffey, Jr. or a gang of rough and tumble neighborhood kids.  Within in minutes, I had learned the basics of the game and was playing nine innings out at the old airport.  

A few really cool features is that you can play a quick game, an entire season, or even compete in a backyard style home run derby.  As you progress through the game you unlock new baseball fields and major league players.  Backyard sports has won numerous awards and their games are rated "E" for everyone.

One thing that really excited me about Backyard Baseball, is that I think it will be a good tool to help my six year old son really learn the basics of the game.  Backyard baseball has several levels ranging from easy to difficult.  I plan on giving him the cartridge that I've been sneaking around reviewing for his birthday.

My best baseball memory:  My dad promised me when I was eleven years old.  If I hit a home run in little league baseball,  I could go to the local sporting goods store and pick out any bat I wanted.  I hit my first one at the end of the season. I went to Holme's sporting goods the next day and picked out the most expensive bat in the store.  I stil have that Adirondack Big Stick, and I still love baseball.

If you'd like to win a copy (value $30), please leave a comment. A random winner will be chosen on Thursday.

Don't forget to check out my other home decor giveaway going on right now!

92 comments:

Thena said...

I would love to win this for my step-son. He loves sports.

Beth said...

Love the visual "Hubby" provided (except maybe for the gushing blood, that is!)!! Brings me back to my childhood days when our Dad used to pitch to us! Great job, Hubby! My son, Jack, and my husband would have HOURS of enjoyment together playing this game...and it would come at a perfect time since he'll be starting little league for the first time in a couple of months! I hope we win! Thanks for another great giveaway!

Robin said...

We want it!!! Zachary used to play the Backyard sports games on the computer. I think we still have those somewhere. Love them! Please pick me! You know I have my own pink DS to play it on! Does this sound like begging?

Falling Around said...

My son is obsessed with baseball.. he'd love this!

Kerri said...

I love your blog! first time I think I've commented, though. Baseball is in our blood here. My hubbie is a baseball umpire and our son was in baseball for years. This would be a fun game to have!
Go, Seattle Mariners!!!!

Staci said...

AWESOME giveaway and props to your hubby for posting this. We live in Canada but are from Houston TX and I so dearly miss everything this time of year brings: flowers, baseball and blue clear skies.
Go Astros!!!

bkokc00 said...

Oh this is a wonderful game, it would be great for my stepson and teaching him the rules and basics of the game. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!!!

Kara said...

I have four boys and a hubbie that all love baseball. This would be a huge hit at our house!

Kelly said...

I admit, it'd be for me, it looks fun! :)

Gina C said...

Timely giveaway. This may be the closest thing my son gets to baseball this spring until his soccer games are over!

Amazing Greis said...

I love baseball and my DS. What a great combination!

Go Astros!!!

Amanda said...

Sounds like a fun game! There used to be a PC game called Backyard Baseball that I thought was so fun, so if it's anything like that, it will be awesome!

jenlaser2015 said...

I can't wait until my son (19 mo) plays baseball (or any sport for that matter.) I am going to be SUCH a soccer mom!

Adrienne said...

DS games are always fun. I often play while the kids are at school.

JD said...

I love when baseball season starts. It is a definite sign spring has arrived! Have a little leaguer at my house who loves it too!

Cheryl said...

Sounds like fun. I'm the one with the DS in the family and I only have one game...and I love baseball...so bring it on. :-)

Hey Mama where's my... said...

That would be FUN!! I played little league when I was a kid, the only girl on the team! I was such a tom-boy~

r- m val said...

i can't wait for my husband to read this post today. he'll love it. as much as we'd both love to play this game!

everydayMOM said...

I loved your husband's post! Pick me!

Holly said...

Here in New England, today is Opening Day-take two. Red Sox Nation will be in full swing (pun intended)! My husband, also an umpire, would have to wait his turn to play this game, because our two girls would be busy with it. . .

Rosie and Derek said...

My son would love this!! I hope this is my lucky day...

heresthediehl said...

we'd love to win this! great review! thanks!

Sheila said...

Cool!

Shoebee said...

Please, please add me to the list

Traci Best said...

Oh I have a little mister too who would LOVE to have a baseball game! We love, love, love, DS! ;)

Robin said...

All I can say is "OUCH!"

And we'd love to win.

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

My son would never forgive me if I didn't at least try to win this. So, here I am, trying.

Brooke said...

My son would love this! He loves baseball!

Thank you for the chance!

;-)

World's Greatest Mommy said...

Good job on the review :) My son and my husband alike will love this one. In fact, we'll probably have to get it for the wii so the whole family can enjoy it together.

Buncha Blue-Eyed Monkeys said...

How fun! Sign me up :o)

kristie said...

What a fun giveaway! We're anxious to go to our first game, even though it's just minor league here. Lots of fun to be had anyway!
Heyyyyyy Kernels, hey-hey-heyyyyyy Kernels!

Terri said...

What a wonderful review! Almost makes me want to enjoy baseball more... But I do know that my boys would LOVE this game!! We have always liked the Backyard PC games. Blessings!

Veggiemomof2 said...

Nothing says spring like opening day of baseball! :)

Ginger said...

My 3 children...would be so excited to win this game. I would like to see them really learn the ins and outs of the game and have fun doing it. I hope they win!!!

Nikie said...

This would be great for my son and daughter!

Lois Lane II said...

Woo hoo! My husband would be so proud if I won this, lol!

Anonymous said...

This would be great for our baseball loving family!
~Kirsten
b.k.parr (at) netzero (dot) com

Amy Leigh said...

We soooo need this game!! My gals would love it!

Berry Patch said...

My 12 year old son is hanging over my shoulder begging me to enter. Consider this our entry. ;-) LOL

Anonymous said...

Baseball is my favorite sport. I remember being so disappointed when I realized that I would not be able to play pro ball because I was a girl. I would love to win this game.

Victoria
chian97@yahoo.com

KG said...

Aww, what a great review dad! Baseball brings up the best memories...
this game sounds like great fun!

Anonymous said...

I took my son out of school early yesterday, so he could watch the Texas Rangers home opener. He was beyond excited! He said it needs to become our tradition. :o) He would love to have this new game!

Laurie
laurie@bevo.org

Catherine said...

My son is a huge baseball fan and would sooooooo love this game!!!

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

My kids would love that! Thanks for the awesome review!

Stephanie said...

We just got the kids a DS and put it up for Christmas. We got a game or two...I'm not sure, but it would be fun to have a couple for them to choose from.

Amy said...

Baseball/softball is our life. We promise $20 for home-runs, the type of bats our kids like run in the hundreds! Please consider me. :)

Heatherp101@yahoo.com said...

I would love to win this for my son and husband. Great review!

Jessica D. said...

We don't have any boy games around the house! hope I win.

Kimberly said...

I want it :)

Denise said...

We have an older version of this game for our computer, my kids all LOVE it. We'd love to win this new version for the DS!!!

Cheryl said...

We used to have the PC version of this game. It was great!

laundrylady said...

I've got a baseball playin' boy about to turn 11, so of course I better enter. :)

Thanks for the review!

Bennett Family said...

2 boys + 1 nintendo DS= lots of fun playing backyard baseball if we win!
tia

Deann said...

This would be awesome for my nephew, and right in time for his birthday! deannp96@hotmail.com

Joannof10 said...

I have boys who would love this!

Cathi_in_TX said...

I just sent my 6 year old out the door for baseball practice. Oh how he would love to have this game for his DS.

Nancy said...

We're going to our first baseball game of the season on Thursday. It sure would be fun to win this the same day!!

zeelandchick@sbcglobal.net

Dana said...

WE just got our son a DS & I know he would love it. Add me to the pile of hopeful's!

Lori@EnjoyThe Process said...

We are totally a Baseball family and my ds - 10 would love this!

The Semi-single Mom said...

This would be fun for all of us...well except the baby.

Kasey said...

I'm sure my husband would like this game.

~ esther ~ said...

my son (and husband) would love this game! what a great giveaway!

carriecaribou said...

I love your blog! My husband is a HUGE baseball fan and would love this game. He was just saying how we need a baseball game for our Wii. I have wonderful memories of playing catch (softball) or 500 in the backyard with my dad until it was too dark to see the ball.

Elaine said...

My son and husband would love to have this game! Thanks so much for this giveaway! You rock!

eswhiteside@bellsouth.net

Chrissy said...

My son's first baseball game of the season and I almost forgot until I read your blog. Ooops! Guess I should check my calendar!

Thanks for the reminder and the give away. :)

Anonymous said...

I would love it!!! My son and I can play together if I win it...Thanks for the great review....Love your blog!



Jen M. Texas at dancinptjmottataoldotcom

Kara said...

My 7-year-old just got his first DS for his birthday this weekend. He (and his 8-year-old brother) would LOVE this game! They are both baseball fanatics!

kjkmom2boys at yahoo dot com

katwall said...

My husband being a total baseball addict would love to give this to our son to play. I'd love to win it for them!

ginger said...

I love the stories about you & your dad! And that you still have the bat...
Thanks for writing this review!

Jami said...

What a great story! My son would have a blast with the game. Thanks!

Angie said...

I would love to win this for my kids. They each got a DS for Christmas, but don't have very many games at all. I think they would love it!

Jessica said...

I would love to win this for my 9 yr old son. He loves playing his ds lite. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

My brother would love this. We're all huge baseball fans, and breathe easier once opening day arrives!
Joanna brerduck34@earthlink.net

imadramamama said...

We just bought a DS for my son's 6th birthday! We only bought one game to go with the system so a new FREE game would be awesome. Thank you so much for offering it!!

semtaylor said...

My nephew would love this. We are all baseball fans and were so glad when the regular season started this week. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

Perfect to teach my son baseball!

Yeah, I'm Still Here... said...

That was a really great review by your husband! Loved it!

Please count me in too! I have teenagers with DS-itis, must feed the habit ;-)

Anonymous said...

The family I do child care for has 2 boys who woud LOVE this!!! I hope I am kucky enough to win!
Melinda
chocolatelover1994{at} yahoo{dot} {com}

Mr E said...

Hmmm...let's see: baseball, childhood memories of said sport, video games and a a giveaway...sign me up. Nice review. I don't remember a bloody nose, but I did catch a line drive with my skull while pitching one time. Got to ride in a cool VW Microbus ('72 model, I think) after being unconcious. Xray were in order to have my head examined. All is well with my skull and my pitching arm.

I got to clock my pitching at Minute Maid park on Sat before the home opener. Not what it used to be...oh well, but it did smart a bit. I'm too old for sports injuries (let's hope!) so I left it at three tries. I can't imagine how these guys throw 90+ MPH. Don't know if I ever had an arm like that.

Thanks for sharing, and here's to no more bloody noses, for ANY reason ;-)

Thrifty Karen said...

We'd like to get a DS for our son and this would certainly make things more affordable. Thanks.

knowhimwell at hotmail dot com

Shalee said...

My kids love the DS Lite. My daughter bought it with her own money and I love that she shares it with her brother. and he doesn't freak out too much that it's pink...

Julie From Inmates said...

My sweet Stevie would love this!!! Thanks for a great give-away.

Michelle said...

COUNT ME IN.

srkruk said...

Sounds like a fun game that my baseball crazy kid would love!

aggiemomof2 said...

Would love to start introducing my little boy to baseball with this, plus my husband would love it!
sylviarj at yahoo dot com

kris said...

oooh, me, me, me! Hope I didn't miss the chance, it is still Wed, right?!?!? :o)
kris

fortyb4forty said...

My boys would love this!!!

Amy said...

Please Please Please Pick Me!!!!! My son would love you for it!!!!

Thanks

Huguette E. said...

My son loves baseball and I love watching him play :)

Becky said...

Great post! I hope I am not too late to enter. I would love to win this for my grandsons. They love playing baseball and would love playing this on the DS.

Thanks!

Elastigirl said...

Thanks for the review! My son would love this for his DS!!

Wanda said...

Baseball season rocks! We are huge Braves fans and are happy to see it starting up again.
Cool prize too.