As Seen On MiLB

frezgriz.jpgSometimes I put a cassette entitled “Monster Breakbeats” into my walkman, hit play, crank up the volume, and then start chanting — “There ain’t no content like supplemental content cuz supplemental content don’t stop!”

I’m doing that right now, actually, because I’ve got some supplemental content for all y’all — it is in relation to today’s MiLB.com story on the Fresno Grizzlies’ “As Seen On TV Night” promotion. 

So, go ahead and read the article. I’ll be right here waiting for you to come back.

Okay, great, nice to see you again. You’re looking well today. So, as mentioned in the article, this promotion paid homage to infomercial products and pitchmen in a wide variety of ways. First and foremost, there was the evening’s giveaway item — a Grizzlies’ logo Shammy Cloth. Here it is “in action” –

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Of course, the player headshots all adhered to the evening’s theme. Behold John Bowker:

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And Matt “Chia” Wilhite:

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Certainly the evening’s most unique aspect was the Snuggie/Shamwow/Life Alert relay race, in which contestants had to don a
Snuggie, absorb water into a Shammy Cloth, drain the cloth into a cup
on top of their partner’s head and then tumble over and yell, “I’ve
fallen and I can’t get up!” into a microphone.

Make sense? No? Just watch:

I’m afraid that supplemental content has now come to a close. I just hit stop on my walkman and everything.

In other news, I’ve got a nice little Minor League road trip planned for this weekend. Here’s the agenda…if YOU are going to be at any of these games please say hello. I’ll be the guy in the shirt.

Saturday Afternoon: Trenton Thunder doubleheader
Saturday Evening: Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Sunday Afternoon: Philadelphia Phillies
Monday Morning: Reading Phillies (9:30 am start time)
Monday Evening: Lakewood BlueClaws doubleheader

For those keeping track at home, that seven games at five stadiums spanning four levels of play over three days. Why not, right?

Finally, check out this story on host families over at MiLB.com. It has gotten a surprisingly robust response thus far.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com

3 Comments

I don’t know, that “Bee” looks like a ringer. And the pratfall looked amazingly and realistically painful. Hope there was a tissue and some ice nearby for his nose. Have a fun trip! . . .BeesGal
http://www.chiburibird.net/sporkballblog/

Loved the videos! lol! Hey – you’ll see my Red Sox on Sunday in Philly! Can you root for them? I promise to keep reading! LOL!!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

That road trip sounds fun!

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