Korn in Nebraska, Super-Mega Prizes in Kentucky

Last week the Omaha Royals utilized the amusing headline of “Korn, Dogs on Tap” in order to promote a night at the ballpark that included cheap frankfurters and a commemorative first pitch by Korn lead singer Jonathan Davis.

The nu-metal impresario did indeed stop by Rosenblatt Stadium yesterday, in advance of that evening’s Korn concert. Here is he throwing out the first pitch, looking for all the world like David Cross in a wig:

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Davis posing with 0-Royals GM Martie Cordaro, who enjoyed a stint as Drowning Pool’s bass player before embarking on a career within Minor League Baseball (note: not true). Separated at birth?

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In the 0-Royals locker room, Davis showed off the team-autographed bat that was presented to him:

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(all photos: O-Royals creative services manager Eldon Lindsay, who
noted in an email that the team “normally doesn’t serve corn dogs
through our concessions. But tonight we actually had foot-long corn
dogs…Coincidence? I think not.”)

Thumbnail image for BG Hot Rods.JPGMoving on from nu-metal to nu-writing, I would like to make it known that a fresh edition of “Promotion Preview” is now available. Contained therein is some info on the Bowling Green Hot Rods’ “Super-Mega-Prize-A-Thon”, which is taking place on May 30. This is easily the most impressive Thon since Dickie, as throughout the evening fans will have the opportunity to win the following items. Take it away, press release:

- A wedding band featuring 11 Melee diamonds compliments of Morris
Jewelry
- Hissing cockroaches (with feeding instructions) and a Quarterly
Exterior Service thanks to Action Pest Control

- A free night’s stay in the Ambassador Jacuzzi Suite at Baymont Inn
& Suites
- A prize pack from the National Corvette Museum including a family
admission pass
- Free haircuts, hair care products, and two ticket vouchers to the
Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
- A Mickey Mantle replica jersey compliments of Grubbmasters Card Shop
- Four family packs to Dinosaur World
- 467 Hershey’s Kisses compliments of Koch Air, sponsor of the Hot Rods
Kiss Cam
- 100 Kentucky State Fair pins
- A Fulmer Full-Face, DOT-approved motorcycle helmet (valued at $179.95)
courtesy of Lost River Power Sports
- A dozen golf balls thanks to Junior Achievement
- An American flag courtesy of Modern Woodmen of America
- Books, t-shirts and coolers compliments of Baseball America
- Assorted sporting goods, including an NBA basketball, football,
volleyball, and two baseball gloves, thanks to Spalding and Russell
Athletic.
- 12 seat cushions courtesy of Bowling Green Independent Schools
- Bookmarks thanks to the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart
- A set of crutches compliments of Western Kentucky Orthopaedic &
Neurological Associates
- Grocery prize packs from Houchens Markets and Crossroads IGA including
bath tissue, dog treats, cleaning products, and a jumbo bag of suckers
- 100 packets of Biofreeze from Body Works Chiropractic
- 250 popsicles from Purity (all to one recipient; winner cannot use
ballpark freezers)
- Gift certificates to SUBWAY, Olive Garden, Spa Fabulous, and other
Bowling Green area businesses

“Super-Mega-Prize-A-Thon” is the highlight of what is shaping up to be a very impressivecockroach.JPG homestand in Bowling Green. The club is giving away team logo skateboard decks on May 31st, and “community affairs dude” Kyle Hanrahan will camp at the ballpark throughout the 13-day stand in order to raise money and awareness for The Hospitality House charity.

In closing, I just want to note that one of the prizes the Hot Rods are giving away on May 30th is indeed “Hissing Cockroaches with Feeding Instructions.” This, I believe, is a first.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com
twitter.com/bensbiz

1 Comment

What the heck are “melee diamonds”? Are they all fighting for diamond supremacy on the wedding band? I’m gonna have to go look this up. And hissing cockroaches? Eww!
Sue
http://rrrt.mlblogs.com

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