MLB Insiders Club may be the greatest. thing. ever

I am a sucker for anything that seems like a good deal. If you got something to sell me chances are I’m going to sit down, listen and bite the bullet. I’m not sure if I feel bad for the salesmen or what but they reap the benefits of my generosity, my bank account does not.

But The MLB Insiders Club is an excpetion. There was nobody yanking my chain or on hands and knees to get me to buy it.

 

magazine.jpgA few months ago I saw an ad online, much like this one. I think it was actually on mlblogs.com. It was a great advertisement and ploy because I was suckered in right away. The offer was for a free issue of the magazine, which in turn was a very quality read with great one on one interviews with players, in-depth coverage of the building of Target Field as well as a retrospective with the Metrodome, and a solid article with Seth Myers, one of my favorite guys on TV and a die-hard baseball fan.

Well I couldn’t just stop there.

Inserted in the magazine was one of those annoying cardboard flyers broadcasting the great deal a subscription would be. Now if this was a Readers Digest or Better Homes and Gardens I would tear it out and throw it on the ground. Come to think of it, why would I be reading those magazines anyway? But the pamphlet that listed the benefits of becoming a member of the club.

  • Magazine subscription
  • Baseball cap
  • Pin
  • Playing Cards
  • Club Parking sign
  • Keychain
  • World Series Program
  • “Greatest Games” book
  • Fan Guide
  • Car decal (3 of them actually!)
  • Membership card
  • Blanket
  • Team bag
  • Jacket

Talk about all-inclusive. Well after much though I pulled the trigger. I paid the fee of $24 and within a few weeks I recieved a small shipment of the girfts which included the card, car decal, book, fan guide and blanket. I chose to get the blanket customized with Pirate logos.

blanket.jpgTalk about style and comfort. Not really getting much use for it in the summer, but still come fall this isn’t leaving my bed.

In order to get the rest of the booty I had to mail in another round of $24 to get the perks finalized. Of course, I obliged.

It was just today when my roommate knocked on my door and said,

“Do we have an MLB life member in here?”

He dropped off this huge box and upon opening it I was greeted with a plethora of goodies that appeased the heck out of me.

 

box.jpgThe bag, keychain, another decal, playing cards, pin, sign and World Series programs had arrived.

The World Series programs were pretty random and off the wall. 2008 with the Philies and Rays as well as 1997 with the Indians and Marlins.

I’m a big fan of that ’97 series as I do not like the Indians. Jose Mesa was always a favorite of mine.

The 2008 World Series really gave us nothing to ride home about but seeing the Rays and their improbable climb to the pennant was refreshing.

My buddy Chris, a Rays fan and Jared, an Indians fan may have just found their Christmas presents from me.

My favorite item in the oversized box was the parking sign.

mesign.jpgThe perfect addition to my already decked out sports room.

Call me a nerd but I’m pumped up to be a Life member of the MLB Insiders club and truly reccomend it to anyone who considers themselves a baseball fan.

If you are in the club let me know your thoughts about it. I am just getting started but enjoy reading the monthly magazines and hope to have a lifetime filled with cool stuff.

 

 

 

 

8 Comments

Alright, so what is the hat like? I am a hat guy. Own a ton of ‘em. Do you get to choose the team on the hat? I’ll have to check this thing out, b/c I am a big proponent of wasting money on MLB as much as anybody out there! Thanks for the heads up!

And tell your Rays buddy, Chris, rock on!

http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com/

I’ve seen those ads a ton of times, but never really gave too much attention to them. That blanket might make me pull the trigger on the club, though. Always figured that it was too good to be true, that there’s gotta be some small print trip-up somewhere :D But I guess that there isn’t
-Sun-Ui
http://gameaboveall.mlblogs.com

what’s the fine print?

http://amyharber.mlblogs.com

Well I was planning on driving the 200 miles or so to PNC park this weekend to see the game Saturday and enjoy the festivities, but as always something came up, actually in-law family came up, so that killed my joyous weekend… both game have been great so far, I like these close games when a swing of the bat can decide the outcome… I hope we at least squeak out with a tied series…

-peter
Phillies Outside

Matt,
I agree totally with you about the MLB Insider Club.
I am also a member and it has given me some special insde information and insight Imight not have gotten if I had just thrown the letter/email away and not tried it at all.
The chance to win things that normal MLB fans can not even get a glance at is another great perk and reason to spend a little money for a whole lot of fun, information and special moments only MLB Insiders get to live.
Glad you wrote about the club.
Hopefully your post can get a few more of the MLB blogger’s into the MLB Insdier family….It is more fun than you can imagine.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Matt,
Where do I sign? I am a sucker for those things too. I do get the Dodgers magazine and Sports Illustrated but that is it. I want to get that too!
Checkout the Pittsburg Pirate Mickey mouse in my blog! I think you will like the statue.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogsc.com

I got suckered into it too. I like it but I don’t like that they sent me a book then a few weeks later asked me to pay for it. Don’t send me a book if I didn’t order it and expect to get paid for it. I don’t read all the fine print ‘cuz I shouldn’t have to for something I didn’t ask for. Other than that, it’s all good. Go Bucs! (this weekend against the Phightins anyway)
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

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