Here is the press release explaining how the Giveaway works.
USA Baseball's 9 Innings of Summer will give away one prize each day for 90 business days (Monday-Friday). Each "inning" consists of 10 business days (two weeks). The Promotion begins on June 22, 2011 (the first day of the Tournament of Stars), and ends on Oct. 25, 2011 (the last day of the Pan American Games).
On the first day of each "inning" (every other Wednesday, beginning June 22, 2011) we will post that inning's 10 prizes at the bottom of this page between 10 a.m. and 12 noon ET. We will then post each day's prizes and specific instructions on Twitter between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m ET. Each day the instructions will tell you to retweet a specific @USABaseball tweet and will say which retweet will win. For example:
Sample Tweet: #USAB9Innings Giveaway: Stephen Strasburg Auto Jersey (picture link) 20th RT wins #collect (In this scenario, the 20th person to retweet this tweet will win an autographed Strasburg jersey.)
Once a winner is selected we will tweet that the contest is over for that day. For a complete list of rules please click here.
The third 10 items for the promotion are listed below, in no particular order, and they will last from July 20-Aug.2, 2011.
• Mike Moustakas 2006 18U National Team Game-Used Cap
• Signed 2002 Collegiate National Team USA Baseball Magazine
• Luke Hochevar 2004 Collegiate National Team Game-Used Batting Gloves
• Troy Tulowitzki 2004 Collegiate National Team Game-Used Broken Bat
• 2007 Collegiate National Team Signed Jersey
• Christian Colon 2005 16U National Team Game-Used Batting Gloves
• Matt Wieters 2005 Collegiate National Team Game-Used Batting Gloves
• Jon Jay 2005 Collegiate National Team Game-Used Cap
• Matt LaPorta 2005 Collegiate National Team Game-Used Broken Bat
• Signed 2006 Collegiate National Team USA Baseball Magazine
As you can see, there is one particular item that I would LOVE to own. If you didn't notice, it's the one that is bolded, italicized, enlarged, and colored red. A pair of Luke Hochevar batting gloves would be an awesome addition to my collection.Below is a list of current winners from the first three "Innings."
Item: Winner, Date
Bryce Harper Bat: @KevinGelfand, June 22, 2011
Jon Jay Batting Gloves: @ElMookador, June 23, 2011
Julio Borbon Bat: @cisrow, June 24, 2011
Clayton Kershaw Hat: @jayrreeder, June 27, 2011
Pedro Alvarez Batting Gloves: @patricksb4, June 29, 2011
2006 CNT Signed Poster: @waxtopia, June 29, 2011
Brett Anderson Hat: @damnthemann44, June 30, 2011
Bryce Brentz Batting Gloves: @akagalar, July 1, 2011
Freddie Freeman Hat: @Spammyjazzhands, July 4, 2011
1996 GSA Salute to Excellence: @NandoEspy13, July 5, 2011
Pat Borders Cleats: @frankiecgsw, July 6, 2011
Darwin Barney Batting Gloves: @DeadWaxSociety, July 7, 2011
Alex Gordon Bat: @ashleycolley, July 8, 2011
Michael Bourn Hat: @dannydandann, July 11, 2011
Rickie Weeks Jersey: @somepersonu, July 12, 2011
Drew Stubbs Batting Gloves: @jwilms, July 13
2006 CNT Signed Bat: @moriarty84, July 14
2011 GSA Signed Bat:@AkakHorn, July 15
2011 GSA Signed Ball: @ar1514, July 18
2007 CNT Signed Jersey: @5runrally, July 20
So, if you are looking for a reason to use Twitter, I can't think of a better one than to help me win some batting gloves.