The Best of 2007…
As mentioned previously on this fine blog, I am a regular visitor to the excellent Gameops.com (the "leader in Game Operations and Entertainment Since 1998"). Last week, the site unveiled its annual "Best of" Awards, based on the opinions of a 12 unbiased industry professionals. While these awards cover all of professional sports, several of the winners are from right here in the world of affiliated Minor League Baseball.
The Portland Beavers were named co-winners in the "Best Game Promotion" category, for their
much-discussed and celebrated "Bob L. Head Bobblehead Night". Meanwhile, the Fort Myers Miracle received an honorable mention for "Billy Donovan Night", which has already been voted the year’s top promotion on this fine website.
In the "Best Act" category, uber-nerd Myron Noodleman recieved an honorable mention. Mr. Noodleman is one of the most popular touring acts in the Minors, and a recurring fixture of many a team’s promotional calendar.
The Fresno Grizzlies were the Minors’ biggest winners, however. The inimitable Parker was named "Best Mascot", while the club also received an honorable mention in the "Best Team Operations" category. Congratulations to the Grizzlies, who are entering their 10th anniversary season with a new logo as well as tons of momentum from last year’s impressive campaign.