Promo Review: Desperate Househusbands Night in Huntsville
The season is underway, meaning that my “Promo Preview” and “Promo Review” columns will be appearing on MiLB.com on a regular basis. And, of course, additional previews and reviews will regularly appear on this blog as well.
Today, I am pleased to provide a recap of the Huntsville Stars‘ “Desperate Househusbands” night, which took place on April 11. For those needing a refresher regarding what this night was all about, here’s an excerpt from the “Promo Preview” write-up:
If your marriage is like the “Lockhorns” comic come to life, then the
Stars have a promotion for you. Men who bring their “Honey Do” list of
chores to the game will receive a half-price ticket, and these
emasculating missives will be read over the PA. Whoever submits the
best “Honey Do” list receives an excellent prize — Stars’ staff will
do the chores instead.
Now, allow me to concede the floor to Stars GM Buck Rogers, who sent an email explaining how this all went down:
In the Desperate Househusbands Contest, four
finalists’ lists were read off after the game. A few of the lists were
your run-of-the-mill git’er-done Honey-Do lists. However, the crowd voted Steve
Tofflemire as the winner. Here is Steve’s list:
1-Clean my wife’s
Tinkerbell collection (his wife, Allison has the entire home decorated in
2-Pick up her ‘delicates’ from the dry cleaners;
3-Attend my best friend’s wedding
4-Give my Mother-in-Law a foot massage
5-Cut the grass in my yard to look like Joe Davis Stadium’s field.
Here’s what Steve has won:
date to be determined between the staff and Steve, we will shut the Stars
office down and take the staff over to Steve’s house an execute this list;
also won a $50 gift card from Conner’s Steakhouse at Bridge Street. We’d
like to thank Conner’s for the donation.
look like a hero in the yes of his wife (and let’s not forget his
Mother-in-Law). That #4 above is going to be a tough one, Steve, and I’m
sure the interns are going to be finding all kinds of excuses.
This one is far from over, and I will make sure to get an update from Buck regarding the specifics of the mother-in-law foot massage. Remember, readers, you can not get this sort of information anywhere else!
Buck, being a loquacious individual, has more to say. I, being an accommodating individual, am going to let him say it:
The odd thing was that Steve tried
to slide this thru with his
wife in attendance. Most of the crowd knows Allison, who
is one of the Stars’ top fans, so they stuck around to root for Steve just
to have this promo backfire on him. Naturally, Allison didn’t know about
the list until we read it off on top of the dugouts after the game, and she was
a bit embarrassed. Steve was going to take a butt-kickin’ when he got
home, but they were cool enough to pose for a picture…The Mother-in-Law crack got the most laughs,
but Steve’s Father-in-Law just happened to attend the game, so he’s probably in
hot water over that one as well.
So there you have it, folks. I will provide more on this story as it develops. Many thanks to Buck Rogers for taking the time to fill us in on this most ridiculous of promotions.
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