Tats For Tickets

rb.pngWhen we last checked in with the re-vamped Quad City River Bandits, it was to highlight their vast array of unorthodox seating options. This time, it’s to highlight a surprisingly successful promotion that was held last Thursday — Tattoo Night.

The premise was simple: The team offered fans the opportunity to come to ballpark and get a River Bandits tattoo. Those who did so were rewarded with a 2009 berm season ticket. While this is not the the first time this type of promotion has occurred in the Minor Leagues (the Daytona Cubs made a similar offer a few years back, and others have followed suit), the River Bandits’ version was remarkably well-received.

General Manager Kirk Goodman reports that 28 (!) people got a River Bandits tattoo, and that the team’s makeshift tattoo parlor was busy from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Time for some photographic evidence:

You know this guy was psyched for this promotion from the very moment he heard about it:

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Here’s a shot of one of the tattoo artists hard at work.

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And, finally, some of the finished products (there’s 26 more where these came from):

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Tat’s All, Folks!

Addendum! Tat’s Not All! Since we’re on the subject of the Quad City River Bandits, I will provide a link to this most amusing dizzy bat race:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVOjByhZFuE

Bat’s all, folks!

2 Comments

Is this a sign of the times. Have we hit a new economic low where people can get their tattoo and ball game all for the price of none? Whatever floats their boat I guess. Pain, Paint and Baseball, who could ask for more!
Tim Kuda
http://www.milbradio.com

Minor League Baseball is slowly transitioning to the barter system, and the River Bandits are on the cusp of this emerging trend.

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