A Jam-Packed Night in Jamestown
Last week, I blogged about the State College Spikes’ epic “Night of 100 Promotions”, and wondered if any other teams would soon follow suit.
One has: the Jamestown Jammers.
The Jammers have toned the concept down a notch while also adding a unique hometown twist. The club is currently in first place in the New York-Penn League’s Pinckney Division, and just 14 wins away from a franchise-record 42 victories. In honor of this march to immortality, tomorrow will be “The Night of 42 Promotions.”
Utilizing the hard-nosed investigative journalism skills that I have built my reputation upon, I was able to secure a complete list of the Jammers’ promotions (thanks to Director of Baseball Operations Scott Eddy). Tiny font, activate!
1. Answer some fun and exciting trivia and win a
small prize that will last forever!
2. Through out the game so you do not forget the
stats or your favorite players, we will be giving away colorful post-it
3. Free Bubba Hugs
4. Learn the Robot Dance with Bubba!
5. Receive 100 of this special prize and you
will have a $1.00 aka Penny Giveaway!
6. Number 1 music hits from around the world on
the PA all night long
7. Meet the wonderful Jamestown Jammers staff of
8. Attempt to start the largest Wave in Chautauqua County history
9. Join in while we do the Macarena
10. Bull-pen player name game
11. You have been wondering?
Ask the GM one question of your choice!
12. Salute to the chia pet
13. Watch your Jamestown
Jammers interns take on one another in the Intern Olympics
14. 42 bugle calls
15. 15% of a non-sale item in
the Gift Shop
16. Salute to the Yodel
17. Jammers Card set toss into
18. Electric Slide on the
19. Look out for flying
peanuts! Catch them if you can!
20. Wrestling theme music
21. Tribute to 42nd
President Bill Clinton
22. Pay tribute to your
hometown girl by doing I Love Lucy impressions!
23. J-E-L-L-O toss on-field
24. Kids bring your muscles to
join in on a tug of war challenge
25. Test your running skills
by running in clothes backwards
26. Anyone who throws 42 at
Speed Pitch wins a prize!
27. Water balloon toss
28. Salute to our manager,
29. Salute to baseball caps
30. Meet the grounds crew
31. Meet outfielder Ray White
32. Moment of silence for our
33. Come to the game with your
blue tooth and win a small prize
34. Salute to the Eggplant
35. Free high fives
36. Spend a fun filled inning
37. Jr. PA Announcers
38. Free T-shirt toss
39. Salute to Boy Bands
40. Salute to the 42nd
41. Free stadium tours
42. Free pocket schedules
I will now elaborate on a few of these most-exciting innovations.
#3: Bubba is the Jammers’ mascot, whose full name is the quite awesome “Bubba Grape the Baseball Ape“. It is fitting that he shares a name with 42nd President Bill “Bubba” Clinton, who the club will be paying tribute to that evening (see promo #21).
#10: RIght-hander Wayman Gooch should be a lock to win the bullpen name-game.
#19: This sounds more like a threat than a promotion.
#22: Lucille Ball was indeed born in Jamestown.
#25: This is obviously preferable to running naked backwards.
Meanwhile the aforementioned State College Spikes are running full speed ahead with more innovative promotions. The club’s on-field play has left much to be desired this season (the Spikes are 18.5 games behind Jamestown in the Pinckney Division), so the front office has declared Friday’s game as “We Win, You Win” night.
If the Spikes win that evening, fans receive a ticket voucher for an upcoming game against Staten Island. But if they lose, then “General Manager Rick Janac and Director of Ticket Sales Chris Phillips
will walk around the bases on Saturday for the equivalent amount of
hours as runs the team is beaten by.” The full press release is located here.