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Mini Mega Tickets Are Pretty Cool

I was fumbling around the MLB Shop and came across something called the Mega Mini Tickets. They are 200% blowups of tickets from a bunch of historic major league baseball games. There are major events like World Series and All Star Games but also tickets from individual games like Nolan Ryan’s 5,000th strikeout, 6th No Hitter, and 300th Win, Derek Jeter’s 3000th Hit, Roy Halladay and Dallas Braden’s perfect games and a whole bunch more. There are about 100 different ones available. They run about $20 each but you can use the MLB Shop promo code INSIDER15 and it takes them down to $17. They also make Canvas Mega tickets that are about a foot wide and three feet tall. MLB Shop has the Canvas Mega tickets for $99, but I was able to find them for $79 on FansEdge.com and they’ve got a 10% off coupon code RETALMER. I’ve linked to both the Mini Mega Tickets and the Canvas Mega Tickets at the bottom of this post.
The FansEdge folks also have a whole pile of autographed stuff as part of their clearance sale which is worth a look. It’s hit or miss, but there are some good deals mixed in, the autographed stuff starts a few pages in. They’ve got a couple dozen autographed jerseys in the $75-$100 range that are among the best deals. The RETALMER code works on all that stuff too.

Mini Mega Tickets — MLB.com

Canvas Mega Tickets — FansEdge.com

Oakland Pitcher Dallas Braden Regaining Mental Approach While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery

For many professional athletes, the mental toll of a season ending injury can be just as difficult as the physical toll. For Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden, the anguish of not being able since undergoing shoulder surgery in May, was so much that Braden could not bring himself to watch an A’s game on TV, let alone in the dugout. Finally after encouragement from general manager Billy Beane, Braden is back in the Oakland clubhouse. In an outstanding article by Susan Slusser, a must follow on twitter @SusanSlusser, Braden talks about the mental anguish he felt following the surgery, finally being able to change his mentality, and updates the status of his physical rehab. Additionally Braden’s teammates share their thought on disabled list etiquette. It’s a very good read.

A’s pitcher Dallas Braden rehabs shoulder, psyche — SFGate.com