Barack in the Future

barackbobble.jpgThroughout the past month, I have taken the time to highlight some promotions to look out for during the 2009 season (if the content of these posts has slipped your mind, just click here, here, and here).

But an email arrived in my inbox today touting what may be 2009’s premier promo thus far: On June 23, the Brooklyn Cyclones will transform themselves into the BARACKLYN Cyclones. The club has established a website that is dedicated solely to this promotion, and is well worth exploring. But here are the most crucial details:

For one night this summer, the Brooklyn Cyclones will be
transformed into the Baracklyn Cyclones, honoring the 44th President of the United
States with a night of patriotic partying at
the ballpark.

The June 23rd festivities will feature:

Alternate red,
white, and blue jerseys
adorned with the team’s new name

FREE Barack
Obama bobbleheads
to the first 2,500 fans in attendance, featuring
the President in a Baracklyn Cyclones Jersey

The Economic
Stimulus Package
:
From 10am
on January 20th – Inauguration Day – to midnight
on January 23rd, ticket prices for the June 23rd game will be “rolled back” to
the Cyclones’ inaugural 2001 season rates: $10 Field Box Seats, $8 Box Seats,
$5 Bleacher Seats. Beginning January 24th, tickets will be priced at the
regular 2009 rates ($15, $12, $8)

Universal Health Care: Free Band-Aids to
the first 1,000 fans

Naming Rights: Anyone named Barack gets in
for free (Bring your ID on the night of the game)

Joe the Plumber special: any plumber named
Joe gets two free tickets – one for

barackjerseys.jpg

himself, and one to “spread the wealth”
with a friend (Bring your ID and a business card or proof of employment on the
night of the game)

Bi-Partisan Consolation Prize: anyone named
McCain or Palin will get a free Bleacher Seat (Bring your ID on the night of
the game)

A clear-cut Exit Strategy: fans will
receive American Flags and discount coupons as they leave the ballpark.

All in all, this stands to be the most talked-about political promo since Bobblection riveted our nation last summer. Now, I realize that some of you may be saying that you just McCain’t wait until June 23, because all other promotions Palin comparison. Well, I’m sorry, but I’m afraid you’re going to have to Biden your time until then.

Nothing like going out on a high note, right? Email all complaints to: benjamin.hill@mlb.com

3 Comments

Ouch – bad puns! But what a great promotion for the team. I wished I lived near them so I could go to the game.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Bravo to the Cyclones on such a clever idea, and to you on good jokes. I just spent about 3 straight minutes typing and deleting miserable attempts at similar puns.

That last paragraph was pure brilliance…

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