California to Iowa to Maryland to Michigan to New Mexico

Sometimes, a recap of a Minor League promotion merits its own standalone post. That was certainly the case yesterday. But, sometimes, I must consolidate several disparate promo recaps into one cohesive whole.

That will certainly be the case today.

To begin, let’s stick with yesterday’s theme by taking a brief look at the cow-milking contest that was staged during the Visalia Rawhide’s “Ag(riculture) Day”. I don’t think that any further explanation is necessary.

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The above shots reminds me of my favorite Nicole Kidman movie — “The Udders.”

Last week, I dedicated a post to the West Virginia Power and their difficulty in obtaining a shipment of Barack Obama bobbleheads from US Customs. I have been assured that the Quad Cities River Bandits will not have the same problem with their politically-themed bobblehead.

On June 27, the club will be distributing bobbleheads featuring Secretary of State Hilary Clinton decked out in a River Bandits jersey:

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As it turns out, Hilary isn’t the only global superstar sporting River Bandits’ gear these days. Check out this screenshot from Lil Wayne’s “Every Girl” video:

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Lil Wayne would have fit right in with the Bowie Baysox and their “Sunglasses At Night” world record attempt that was held a few weeks back. Unfortunately, the Baysox fell short in their bid for nocturnal eyeshade immortality. Fortunately, those who participated in the stunt nonetheless seemed to enjoy the experience:

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Another recent promotion “of note” was the West Michigan Whitecaps’ “Pink Floyd Night.”

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In the bottom of the 12th inning, Brandon Douglas scampered home with the winning run after Ben Guez struck out on a wild pitch. Celebrations ensued:

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And the party extended well into the night, thanks to the Whitecaps’ post-game Pink Floyd Laser Light Show:

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In closing, I would like to make a note of the following information. From the Albuquerque Isotopes web page: 

Always a fan favorite, the second and final 50-Cent Hot Dog of the 2009
season was a huge success once again. In fact, it was record-breaking.
With a season-high 11,010 fans in the stands, 37,669 hot dogs were
consumed trumping the old record of 35,468 set back on June 11, 2003…That means that each fan averaged 3.4 hot dogs each.

Now, what I would like to know is this — Is the Isotopes’ new team record also the all-time record for all of Minor League Baseball? Let me know if you possess any info on this subject.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com
 

4 Comments

And is there a record for cracker jack eating? ;-)

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I always wear sunglasses during the sixth inning whether it’s dark outside or not.

Are you going to recap Star Trek night? Pleeeeease? :)

Hello, Ben here (I am at a loss as to why MLBlogs signs me in as “undrafted”).

I am seeking out Star Trek Night info, and rest assured it will appear on this blog if and when I get a reply.

How is it that the Lumber Kings (of Clinton, IA!!!) did not think of this promotion versus the Quad Cities???….

I guess maybe the Quad Cities were all out of good ideas after dropping the SWINGGGGGGGGGG name last year…

…Oh, and it’s Hilary Clinton (yawn….).

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