Archive for September 12th, 2009

12
Sep
09

The Most Darling Moment of the Baseball Season

Friday’s Tigers/Blue Jays game featured a very special visitor to the mound; a 6-year-old boy in the stands who jumped out of the stands at the end of the 7th inning and went straight towards the mound. His hat falling off his head, the little boy grabbed the ball that was left on the mound for the Tigers’ next pitcher and ran back to the stands.

Security was obviously caught unawares but in a surprising bit of decency, and conferring with a police office and the boy’s uncle who was in the crowd they allowed the boy to go back to his seats and to keep the ball.

According to the uncle, his nephew misunderstood when he suggested that he go to the railing and try and get a ball. A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E.

I’m trying to find video of it, but so far it eludes me. Don’t worry though, I’m on the case!

[Detroit News]

12
Sep
09

Two Things That Don’t Go Well Together

20090912_blanketI’ve been a fan of the Cleveland Indians’ marketing staff all season, their bobblehead choices (here, here and here) have been particularly inspired. However, today’s promotion just seems a little off; all fans who enter tonight’s game against the Royals will receive an Indians logo fleece blanket. This seems like the perfect way to remember their truly offensive past logos. What a time!

Also, for some reason I just don’t associate free blankets and the Indians in a good light; that hasn’t gone so well in the past…

I’d say Progressive Insurance, who are sponsoring the giveaway, aren’t quite living up to their name.

[Cleveland Indians]




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