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Triple Preperation H
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Since: 26.3.02
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Ah, I spelled Tonya's name wrong in the title. Anyway, read this:

By Jacob Jordan (Associated Press)

“Nobody—not even the diehard fans—will be allowed to watch the Charleston Riverdogs’ game against the Columbus Redstixx tonight.

And that’s just what the team wants.

The Riverdogs will continue their tradition of outlandish promotions when they padlock the gates and hold a party, including discounted food and beer, outside the ballpark in an attempt to set the record for the lowest attendance at a professional baseball game on “Nobody Night.”

The idea has been called ridiculous, and team owner and promotional guru Mike Veeck says that’s the point.

Veeck has a long history of outlandish promotions, including “Vasectomy Night”—canceled at the last minute—and “Tonya Harding Bat Day.”

Veeck said without the support of the community, the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays couldn’t pull off an empty-stadium stunt.

(Play-by-play announcer Jim) Lucas says the attendance record is 12 people who braved a rainstorm to see Chicago defeat Troy on September 17, 1881.

Fans will be permitted into Joe Riley Stadium after the game is declared official.

During the first five innings, the game will proceed as usual and include contests between innings. Concession works and ticket takers will be waiting for customers.

Riverdogs manager Buddy Biancalana and the players shake their heads and say, “You guys are just absolutely nuts.”

Veeck’s father, Bill, was the mastermind behind the Chicago White Sox’s notorious Disco Demolition Night in 1979, where fans burned disco records in the outfield of Comisky Park and started a right.

Bill Veeck also once sent a midget to bat in the major leagues.”



This is classic, especially holding contests between innings when no one is there!


(edited by Triple Preperation H on 8.7.02 0953)


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Count me in as one of the many fans in non-attendance for the game - wish I were down there for the tailgate party



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I love Mike Veeck.

Too bad most of these teams are co-owned by Bill Murray.



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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    I love Mike Veeck.

    Too bad most of these teams are co-owned by Bill Murray.



Yeah, what's up with Bill Murray? I just found out he co-owns a new minor-league franchise in my state, The Brockton Rox. They actually had a contest and let an area kid name the team. Is he a notoriously bad owner, or do you just not enjoy his acting?



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Speaking of minor league teams and fans voting for the name:

It appears that the new team in Albaquerque will be named the Isotopes, after the episode of the Simpsons where the team in Springfield threatened to move there.

Some locals are annoyed they just won't be named the Dukes, as the previous AAA team was named.



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I wonder what they would do if you snuck in to the stadium.




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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    Speaking of minor league teams and fans voting for the name:

    It appears that the new team in Albaquerque will be named the Isotopes, after the episode of the Simpsons where the team in Springfield threatened to move there.

    Some locals are annoyed they just won't be named the Dukes, as the previous AAA team was named.



Again, you just beat me to the punch! This story is sort of big here in VA because the same fellow who owns the Albaquerque team (Ken Young) owns our local AAA team. He has been running around the stadium and on radio shows talking about all of the bazillions of promotions he wants to do if he can secure the naming rights and get the locals to go along with it.

I love the idea. Any reference to the Simpson's is a winner to me.



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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by Triple Preperation H

      Originally posted by odessasteps

      Speaking of minor league teams and fans voting for the name:

      It appears that the new team in Albaquerque will be named the Isotopes, after the episode of the Simpsons where the team in Springfield threatened to move there.

      Some locals are annoyed they just won't be named the Dukes, as the previous AAA team was named.



    Again, you just beat me to the punch! This story is sort of big here in VA because the same fellow who owns the Albaquerque team (Ken Young) owns our local AAA team. He has been running around the stadium and on radio shows talking about all of the bazillions of promotions he wants to do if he can secure the naming rights and get the locals to go along with it.

    I love the idea. Any reference to the Simpson's is a winner to me.



Having just recently moved here, it's funny that some people are bitching. The Dukes left. They chose to leave. And so you want to drag that "heritage", of a team leaving it's town, back?

Stupid New Mexicans




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I don't see how "isotopes" is any dumber than, say.. "Mighty Ducks". Isotopes gets the nod for Cooler Pop Culture Reference. Plus, isn't New Mexico the national leader in radioactive waste? Can't remember the exact stat, but there's a nifty billboard just north of Albq on I-25 that talks about this.



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