Batter up!

By Mir
April 13, 2009
Category Contests

(Sorry for the delay today, folks. We lost power for a few hours. Doesn’t the power company know I have contests to post?? Sheesh!)

I mentioned earlier today that I’m not so much with the coordination; sadly, my children have inherited my clumsiness. This, of course, only deepens my love for the Wii, because it provides a way for the kids to do sports without hurting themselves or others. (What?) Take, for example, the bowling—no bowling balls on the toes! Or tennis—no indignant crying about being hit with the ball! It’s a thing of beauty.

They can even play baseball and I don’t need any sunscreen or band-aids. Awesome.

Oh, did you want to play, too? Okay! Four lucky Want Not readers are going to receive Backyard Baseball 2010 for the Wii so that you, too, can learn the joys of lazy parenting and happy children. Want a chance to win? First go read the contest rules and regulations, and then come back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 to be entered. Four winners will be chosen via random number generation and curve ball. You might be one of them.

Ready? Play ball!


  1. Lazy parents say what?

  2. Mir–this sounds like a winner of a prize. Alas, my family also has the clumsy gene!

  3. Corey- what?
    Thanks, Mir!

  4. Kids? My husband would love this!

  5. Sounds like a great game!

  6. My husband would love this, too!

  7. My dd and I would enjoy this lots!

  8. WHOOHOO! My kids’ favorite game on WII sports is baseball. They would LOVE this!

  9. safe ? you don’t have 12 kids LOL

    it will be fun…not all that safe : )

  10. Sounds fun!

  11. Even I love to play Baseball on the Wii. πŸ™‚

  12. Oh! My boys would love it!

  13. Hey I want to win!!!
    Plus We just found out we are having our third baby!! yay!

  14. Backyard baseball without going in the backyard? I’m all for it!

  15. please?

  16. I’m all for playing sports indoors…I think…wait. How about I’m all for playing VIRTUAL sports. That’s better. Otherwise I might end up with balls flying through my livingroom!

  17. yay – baseball!

  18. Sounds like fun!

  19. Any excuse to stay out of the sun is good for us painfully fair skinned folks!

  20. DS Γ’β„’Β₯s Backyard Baseball!

  21. Oo. Pick me! My brother would love this for his birthday!

  22. Baseball with no pollen. YAY!! Pick me please!

  23. I have a baseball-crazed nephew who would ADORE this – please pick me! πŸ˜€

  24. Lazy parents unite!

  25. We’d all love this one!

  26. I want!

  27. Baseball on the Wii sounds so much more civilized than the real thing. All 4 of us sports-challenged family members could play. I’d love to win this!

  28. sweet, dude.

    At least that’s what my stepson will say if I win this :o)

  29. Please!

  30. When my fiance recently surprised me with a Wii, I wasn’t sure whether to be pleased or horrified. Thankfully, I was soon a big fan. I’d love to try out the baseball!

  31. Awesome for the winter time blues.

  32. We would love this. Thanks.

  33. This would be the PERFECT birthday present for our next door neighbors. (They’re twins.)

  34. I finally might be able to keep up with my boys.

  35. And we can eat hot dogs and play!

  36. Kids would go crazy for this!!

  37. Wii Backyard Baseball! Just what I always wanted….

  38. The kids MIGHT get to play this if we win, that is if they can pry the wii remote from their father’s hand :). Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  39. Excellent! Thanks!

  40. Ooh fun! Thanks for the chance!! πŸ™‚

  41. Excellent giveaway! My kids would love this!

  42. Sports are very popular at my house!

  43. Hope I win this one!

  44. My baseball-obsessed 8 year old would love this!

  45. Sounds like a fun game–I would love to win!

  46. Sounds like fun!

  47. We loved the Backyard Baseball games for the computer. This would be awesome.

  48. We don’t spend enough time playing baseball in real life. I think we need this. πŸ˜‰

  49. Sounds like a lot of fun!

  50. We have the 2009 one and love it, hope to win the 2010! Yeah

  51. love the wii bowling; but actually I hurt my arm, I was so into it. So I understand where you’re coming from. Maybe baseball will be easier for me!

  52. I would love to win this! Please pick me.

  53. thanks!

  54. This would be great for my son and daughter to play. No broken bones or bloody noses! Pick us please.

  55. Let’s play ball!

  56. Sounds like fun! Thanks!

  57. Me please.

  58. Thanks, Mir!

  59. Aaaah, baseball without sitting in the searing heat for hours at a time – sounds heavenly!

  60. would love this. MKW

  61. We used to be an exclusively baseball family with our boys. Now it’s soccer. But I still love the game. It would be much better than sitting for hours yelling at the umps…um, boys.

  62. I’m right here!

  63. Sounds like fun!

  64. are you kidding me? we still play backyard baseball on the COMPUTER!! ha! πŸ™‚

  65. Thanks in advance!

  66. Sounds awesome!

  67. My 3 yo is hitting them onto the garage roof already – let’s work on her aim!

  68. Yay, we’ll all love this! Thanks for the opportunity, Mir!

  69. Kids (and hubby) would be eternally grateful!

  70. Take me out to the Wii game… Thanks Mir!

  71. I hope I will win!

  72. I bet I could end up with a better record than the Pirates, even without practicing.

  73. We always need new Wii games! please, please, please.

  74. Sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  75. Sounds like fun!

  76. Sounds awesome! Pick me, pretty please! πŸ™‚

  77. Looks like fun!

  78. You know, my FIL can’t play the baseball game on Wii Play. He ‘sets’ the ball, which the computer takes as a throw. And the silly man won’t try to work around it.
    But, Hubby and I love to play. πŸ™‚ I might let the kids play, too. πŸ˜›

  79. I pink puffy heart love baseball. I had to give up softball after “puffy” didn’t even begin to describe my ankle after mis-fielding a grounder. Three times in about as many games.

  80. Send one my way!

  81. Yah!

  82. batter up!

  83. Perhaps I could beat my husband at this game. Doubt it though.

  84. Yes, please!

  85. Hope I win this one!

  86. Wiiiii! This game would be fun to play πŸ™‚

  87. Great giveaway!

  88. This would be a fun game! Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Wow, very generous giveaway!!

  90. Perfect

  91. Thanks Mir!!! Sounds great.

  92. Batter Up!

  93. Please pick me!!

  94. This would be awesome!

  95. My family would love this!

  96. Would love this!

  97. My son and husband would LOVE this.

  98. My 3 boys would LOVE this!!!!

  99. Maybe winning this game will allow me to finally own up and buy a wii for the family. The kids love playing on their cousin’s system, and a family game would rock.

  100. ooh, wii baseball sounds much more fun that 6 year old tee-ball.

  101. Pick me!!!

  102. Sounds like a fun game!!

  103. Makes me want to play baseball!

  104. This could be practice for the real thing:)

  105. We would love this!

  106. I’m feeling very lucky.

  107. See, now I’ll HAVE to buy a wii.

  108. So fun! Thanks (and pick me!!)!

  109. perfect for my nephew – he will be so excited!

  110. uh yeah!

  111. This would be just so much fun!

  112. Sounds like fun! Thanks for this contest!

  113. That would be perfect for my seven year old!

  114. count me in please!

  115. It’s not lazy if you join in every once in a while, right?

  116. My 8 y-o just took a ball to the orthodontics. Maybe this would save us some money!

  117. My son used to play Backyard Baseball for hours on the computer. It was hilarious because he would hear the names of the players and think they sounded cool and named his stuffed animals Ackmed and Ingrid. It’s a great game for diversity, too.

  118. Fun stuff! Thanks – Jessica

  119. This sounds like fun to me! πŸ™‚

  120. This sounds like a blast!

  121. If it was not for the Wii – I would not survive three boys and winter – cold, long winters.

  122. Would love this game in our house!

  123. If it means my kids can play and I don’t have to sit in the baking sun, I’m all for it! πŸ™‚

  124. I have 4 kids. This is perfect for me. Maybe I will actually be able to do something for myself if they had an awesome baseball game to play…

  125. Take ME out to the ballgame!

  126. Great. Another Wii game which will allow my 8-year-old to wipe the floor with me. Bring it on.

  127. Fun, fun, fun!

  128. We’re wanting to get a Wii–this would be great for it!!!

  129. oh! a tax day treat! sign me up!

  130. Awesome!!!

  131. That would be so cool!

  132. Cool!!!

  133. Oh, my son and his friends would love this!

  134. I would love this!

  135. Great present for sister’s family. Yea!!!

  136. I’m always up for a new Wii game.

  137. mmm just the thing to get the hubby out of my hair….

  138. hmm….

  139. I am soooo lazy, please give this to ME!!!!!!

  140. Non-related, but in case anyone READS the comments, I got so tickled today watching a couple of guys play real tennis who appeared only to have ever played wii tennis. I’m not explaining this very well, but it was funny!

    Baseball sounds fun though!

  141. Trying again. Always trying.

  142. If I don’t have to bring anyone to baseball practice and invest any more money in gear and uniforms…I’m in!

  143. I love the Wii…It will be a nice change from Guitar Hero. πŸ™‚

  144. Yay! More contests!

  145. Wii love our Wii and would love a game for it!

  146. My son would love it! Thank you, Awesome One!

  147. I love how I am so much better at wii sports than I could ever be in real life!

  148. Put me in Coach!!

  149. Sounds fun to me.

  150. Awesome!

  151. My 3 sons (& hubby too)would love this! Thanks for the great contests oh pretty Mir!

  152. I would love to win this!

  153. Tis the season for battin’ up!

  154. Sounds like a lot of fun!!

  155. Love it!

  156. Wishing myself luck! πŸ™‚

  157. Excellent contest for the day of the Cubs home opener (and win)!

  158. Awesome!

  159. My kids and I would all love this!

  160. My daughter would so love this game!! Great contest Mir!!

  161. This would be great. My kids love teh Wii

  162. Coordination is so overrated. Why, had I had some I never would have gained my oh, so fashionable scars. And bumps. And bruises. Hmmm, I need that game!

  163. count me in!

  164. We love the Wii at our house.

  165. i’ve got a new wii and i’d love a new game!!!

  166. sounds like my kind of sports!

  167. OOH, my three boys would love these!

  168. Pick me pretty please, sending good thoughts to the Random # Generator πŸ™‚

  169. Sounds like fun! Thanks for another great contest!

  170. Batter me up!!! Sounds like fun!!!

  171. Send it my way!

  172. Backyard baseball? Sounds cool, my nephew would love it!



  174. Mommy needs a break- this would be great!

  175. What a great way to play baseball! Count me in.

  176. Sounds like fun! Hope it’s my lucky day!

  177. I would love to win!

  178. yay baseball

  179. I have 3 ball players in this house, though with all the rain lately, my daughter has only played 1 of her 6 games, and my two sons are faring much better odds. This game would be fun for them on those rained-out game days.

  180. We love baseball!! πŸ™‚

  181. Batter up!

  182. We just got a Wii and it’s soooo fun. I played boxing on the first day with him…and then couldn’t move a muscle for two days after. Good times!

  183. OOOH my husband would love this!

  184. Baseball is our favorite sport. We would love this, pretty Mir!

  185. my non-athletic 10 year old would love this!

  186. We love baseball and we could play this on even the rainiest days!!

  187. Thanks Mir!

  188. I would love to win this game… Thanks!

  189. We would… er… the kids would love this.

  190. Wiiiiiiii! Please pick mi!

  191. Oh Pick Mii

  192. Yes, Please

  193. Pick me!

  194. Sounds great for my kids!!

  195. Woo-hoo!!

  196. This would be great for my daughter/son-in-law/and beautiful grandson!!

  197. I love our Wii! This sounds like just the game for my family! πŸ™‚

  198. Heck ya! I love playing in the air conditioning!

  199. All baseball all the time. Thanks for the contest, Mir!

  200. Sounds awesome!

  201. Yippee!

  202. Thanks for the chance!

  203. This would be an awesome game to have! Thanks for the contest, Mir!

  204. We love baseball!

  205. this would add to the amazing times i already have with my housemates at university!!! πŸ™‚

  206. The only kind of baseball my family could play!! Please!!

  207. Take us out to the ball game!

  208. Wii ME!!

  209. I know a little boy (and girl) who would love this.

  210. My boys would love this.

  211. My son would love this! Which means I would love it too! πŸ™‚

  212. pick us! we love this on the computer – the wii would be even better!

  213. this comes with a wii? Woo!

  214. Please!!!

  215. This sounds like fun! Thanks.

  216. Wii and baseball? Two of my faves!

  217. “Wii’d” love to win! πŸ™‚

  218. Love the Baseball (and hot dogs, and apple pie…)

  219. I hope I’m the Wii-ner!

  220. Ooh, ooh! Baseball!!

    Thanks, Mir!

  221. Put me in coach!

  222. This would be awesome for Christmas. πŸ™‚

  223. Mii wants a wii game! lol THanks

  224. Yes please!
    Thanks, pretty one.

  225. Need some faux sports please. Pick me.

  226. Love me some baseball.. even the virtual kind.

  227. Oh, that sounds like a great game! We just got a Wii this past Christmas and would love to have this for our very small library of games!

  228. Just got a wii fit and only 1 game:( Pick Me!!

  229. My kids would love this game. And I gotta say, even the virtual sports are a little too much coordination for me! Thank God I have my kids to help their clueless mom. πŸ™‚

  230. This would be so much fun! Thanks!

  231. this ones for my husband. thanks.

  232. You are the best because I am the mom that always get hit with the ball.

  233. Just the thing for spring, since it won’t stop raining here!

  234. This would be great. Thanks, Mir!

  235. I’d love that!

  236. Lazy parenting and happy children. crack me up. we have finally given in and gotten a wii, so we’d love a game to go with it!

  237. Lots of special occasions coming up… this would be a great surprise! Thanks, Mir!

  238. My little one is a little obsessed with baseball (just turned 6) and he would love this game! Thanks!

  239. oh – this sounds like fun – and I rock at Wii Sports’ baseball!

  240. Ohhhh – I hope I win. Because the baseball on the Wii Sports is a bit lame – this one sounds so much better!

  241. Awesome. Thanks for the contest Mir!

  242. I hope I win!

  243. πŸ™‚

  244. Having a Wii in MN is a good thing where we can’t go outside for six months of the year. Okay, we can, but I don’t.

  245. My boys would love this!!

  246. Sounds like fun parenting!

  247. Sounds like fun. Pleaee pick me!!

  248. No kids but my dad would love it! That is, until I steal his Wii!

  249. Count me in!

  250. This sounds fun- thanks!

  251. Swing!

  252. that would be awesome!

  253. My boys would really enjoy this.

  254. The Easter Bunny brought my family a Wii. Yesterday they clocked about six hours of skiing and bowling (not to mention tightrope walking). It is indeed a thing a beauty for the first day of Spring Break. I’m sure they would love backyard baseball, too.

    After this week, normal time-limit rules will apply. But for now, I’m going to enjoy my coffee and blog reading in peace.

  255. I would love this!

  256. pick Mii!

  257. So, you were always made to play WAY out in right field too, huh? πŸ™‚ Maybe this will improve my skills! (Yeah. Right.)

  258. yay!

  259. Oooh, that sounds like fun!

  260. Sounds fun, esp on the days that are simply too hot to go outside.

  261. Oh, this sounds like a blast.

  262. Sounds like fun!

  263. My son would LOVE this!

  264. My daughter skipped softball this season because she doesn’t like to be hot! What? Oh well, Works for me! No more practice 3x a week. This would be perfect for her.

  265. My sports-injury-prone husband would love this!

  266. We LOVE playing baseball on Wii Sports, so this would be a very welcome addition!

  267. Pick Me!! Pick Me!! This will give me a reason to buy a Wii. We have been thinking about it and if I win I will have another reason to buy one!!

  268. Yay!!! this is so fun!

  269. Batter up! Pick me πŸ™‚

  270. pick me! pick me!

  271. My son saw his first baseball game a week and a half ago, and it was love at first sight. The wii sports baseball is the only video game he’s played in his young life. This would be so much fun for the boy and his dad!

  272. Let’s play ball!

  273. We would love this! I have a baseball player in the house and we love baseball!

    We love baseball!

  274. Batter up! πŸ™‚

  275. We’re new to Wii and haven’t figured out what games to buy yet, so winning one would be wonderful!

  276. We’re a baseball family- my 6 year old son and 4 year old daughter would love this! Not to mention daddy the biggest kid of the house πŸ™‚ Thanks Mir!

  277. There is nothing bad associated with Wii.

  278. Thanks Mir!

  279. Wii Wii Wii Wii all the way home.

  280. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  281. Have Wii, would love game (or rather, my son would!!)!!

  282. Woo-hoo! This looks like a great game, thanks for the contest!

  283. Who’s lazy? These are SPORTS! ha ha

  284. would love it!

  285. As if we need more excuses to play Wii, but I’m sure the kids will ‘find’ the time.

  286. Oh what fun!!

  287. would love to win this!

  288. We don’t have a Wii yet, but having a Wii game would give us a push over the edge!

  289. A perfect gift for my neice and nephew!

  290. pick me

  291. This would be so fun!

  292. oh wow! wii + baseball = AWESOME

  293. Grandchildren Delight!

  294. oooo I’m terrible at the regular baseball, maybe I can master this one!

  295. Pick me!

  296. hope I win. I need some good luck with the weekend I have had. hubby had emergency surgery last night. I need to keep the kids entertained!

  297. Pretty pretty Mir.

  298. We just got a Wii and now don’t have any money for games…!!

  299. Would make a great gift for my son πŸ™‚

  300. Sweet Mir,
    My sons would do cartwheels if they won this!

  301. So Fun!

  302. Yay, Baseball!

  303. I would be my little brother’s hero!

  304. Take me out to the ballgame……….

  305. Oh good . . . my kids love to make fun of me while I try to play Wii. πŸ™‚

  306. Fun!

  307. Free Wii game? Sign mii up!

  308. Woo-hoo!

  309. Love the backyard games!

  310. Keeping Our Fingers Crossed!

  311. Mii PLEASE!!

  312. My nieces and nephew would love this! My poor deprived children don’t yet have a Wii… someday!

  313. Oh, the boy would just worship me if I surprised him with this!

  314. What a great give away. Also love this website.

  315. Well, we for sure need this.

  316. I get enough of baseball with my 11 year old and the endless practices and games, but maybe this will give me a new appreciation for it. πŸ˜‰
    Seriously, my family would love this!

  317. swing! batter, batter ….

  318. Wow what an awesome give away!!!

  319. Ooooooooh me!

  320. Sounds fun!!!

  321. I neeeeeeed the baseball Wii

  322. What great fun. Thanks Mir

  323. Yeah!!!! Free stuff, can’t get a better deal than that πŸ™‚

  324. Pick me please.

  325. Would love this!

  326. Sounds great….I’d love to win it. Thanks!

  327. Cool, Sign me up! Thanks Mir!

  328. Thanks!

  329. I am a lazy parent, but I want this for myself!

  330. My daughter just bought her own wii this week. She had been saving forever! She would love this game since we don’t have very many yet.

  331. Baseball been berry berry goot to me.

  332. Boy howdy– that’s a good ‘un!

  333. Thanks Mir!

  334. We have a wii & new games are always fun! Thanks.

  335. The kiddo would love this – it’s even got Papi!

  336. We love baseball!

  337. hope tot hit a home run!!

  338. Put me in (Virtually) coach! I’m ready to play!

  339. My family would love to play this game together!! πŸ™‚

  340. Would love to win!

  341. We’d love this!

  342. My hubby and I could play baseball together. heehee…not sure why that makes me laugh.

  343. Would I be disqualified for thinking “gift closet”?

  344. Ahhh…This would be so much fun!

  345. Our Wii is the only way he will ever beat anyone in sports. We love that thing. πŸ™‚
    So… Pick me!!!

  346. Definitely sounds like a must have for my clumsy family!

  347. pick me

  348. Yay! Go Wii!!

  349. My grandson would love it as would his father. I am trying again!

  350. I would love to win. My boys would have a blast with this – as would my husband…

  351. Wheee! Pick me, pick me!!!


  352. Hubby would love this! πŸ™‚

  353. ENTERING! Thanks!

  354. If it has the word baseball in it, it will be a winner with my son (whose birthday happens to be coming up)!

  355. Wii would love this game!

  356. My kids would love this. I would love this!

  357. me please! We’d love some more wii fun!

  358. Thanks Mir! Love me some Wii!

  359. This would be great especially for those of us in Idaho who haven’t seen a sunny day in way too long!!

  360. Wii love you in NJ!

  361. This would be so much fun!

  362. Oooo. That looks like fun. The whole family can enjoy it. Thanks for the contest.

  363. my daughter loves the wii sports baseball…I can hardly imagine her glee if we won this one πŸ™‚

  364. Sounds like fun!

  365. My boys would love it!

  366. Sounds like another fun Wii game -sign me up!

  367. Wii = greatest thing since sliced bread…

  368. This looks so fun.

  369. We love the baseball game on wii sports. Would love to try this one.

  370. this would force us into the wii world and then we would have to buy one-which is a good thing….pick me!!!

  371. WOOHOO! I’m really hoping I’m a winner this time! Come on lucky #373

  372. I’ve always wanted to introduce my family to this game series. Thanks.

  373. This sounds like fun!

  374. Here’s hoping for a really high random number!!

  375. Backyard baseball, yay…

  376. my family would love this!!

  377. Well, the free magic cards were a hit, so maybe the wii game would be, too! Sign me up for a chance.

  378. Pick me.

  379. The 8 year old would love this!

  380. OOooh, almost missed the party!! Pick me!

  381. My son would love it if we won so count me in. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  382. I’m all for sports without the injuries — make sure your Wii strap is securely fastened!

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