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Three Videos On A Monday Afternoon

You know what I haven’t done for a while? Post videos, that’s what. Time for a rectification of that situation…

Regular readers of this blog may remember this post from last June, in which I linked to the Erie SeaWolves’ “Smith’s Sausage Shack” video.

Well, I happened to visit the SeaWolves homepage earlier this afternoon, and the video is STILL receiving prominent placement on their home page. Now, I am compelled to give it prominent placement as well. Enjoy.

Clearing the Cache

Considering that the Ben’s Biz Blog sphere of coverage encompasses 160 teams and 14 leagues, there is always something to write about. Too much, in fact. Throughout each and every work day, I stumble upon untold numbers of amazing Minor League news items. Such as these:

24: The masochistic and quite possibly insane Brooklyn Cyclones front office recently played baseball for 24 hours in a row. Contrary to popular (read: my) belief, this was not done in honor of agent Jack Bauer. Instead, it was all for charity, and over $15,000 dollars was raised over the course of the staggering 12 straight games that were played. Cyclones Director of Communications Dave Campanaro has a very funny account of the ordeal here.

A Peanut Farmer in Altoona: None other than former president Jimmy Carter attended Tuesday’s Altoona Curve game. Here he is at Blair County Ballpark, along with his wife Rosalynn:


Charleston Going to the Dogs: A chance visit to the Charleston RiverDogs’ website resulted in me stumbling upon this review of Joseph P. Riley’s stunning concession stand creations. There are many incredible hot dogs contained therein, including the Asian Invasion (a hot dog with soy sauce, wasabi, and crunchy chow mein noodles):

(photo credit: Wade Spees, The Post and Courier)

Awesome Video Alert: You may remember Erie’s unnamed racing wienies from this post. Click here to see them shilling for Smith’s Sausage Shack, to the “tune” of a B-52s parody. For an unrelated but equally awesome video, click here.

Finally: I can’t think of a better way to end my blogging week than with this delicacy from the Brevard County Manatees concession stand. It’s Taco in A Helmet!

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Thanks to Manatees General Manager Kyle Smith for sending this along. Have a great weekend, everybody.

Press Release of the Week

wiener-web-2.jpgA key part of my daily routine here at is scanning through press releases in search of interesting Minor League news. It goes without saying that some press releases grab my attention much more than others. Such as this one:

“Erie Needs Help With Wieners”

I had no idea what I was getting myself into upon clicking on this release, so I did so with no small amount of trepidation. Luckily, the first paragraph got right to the point:

We know you have all seen the Smith’s Wieners running around Jerry Uht
Park, but the poor mascots do not have names…so the Erie SeaWolves
organization is asking for our fans help!

If you’re like me, you’ve always longed to play a role in the naming of an anthropomorphic meat product. In this case, the three wieners that will soon be bestowed with a moniker are the Hot Dog, Kielbasa, and Italian Sausage. Fans can submit their suggestions at the SeaWolves website, and the team’s staff will then select the 10 best. The fans will then select the three wiener names from these 10 finalists, with the winners being revealed on July 3.

SeaWolves Assistant General Manager Rob Magee sums it all up thusly:

“The Wiener’s have been around for so long, but yet they have gone
nameless. This is
a fun way for us to involve our fans in one of the biggest parts of our
show and fan favorite, the ‘Smith’s Wiener Race.'”

As we all know, there is nothing more frustrating than an unnamed weiner. Kudos to the SeaWolves for taking action to rectify this situation.

Have a good weekend, everybody.