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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

milb.jpgVisitors to (my “parent” site, for all intents and purposes), will notice that we have a wealth of Opening Day coverage.

As a writer (and, therefore, a narcissist), I would like to direct you to the content that I am responsible for. Let’s see here…there’s this little “Looking Ahead” piece…and this fun little number on Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Opening Day losing streak…and, while I’m at it, please check out the latest “At Home With” as well as the latest Minors Moniker Madness voting results.

But, all this pales in comparison to the one thing that I have thus far neglected to mention: the first edition of “Promotion Preview” for the 2008 season!

Starting today, and then every Tuesday for the remainder of the season, Promotion Preview will highlight 10 of the top promos taking place around the Minors. The column includes a lot of information each week, but there is more (always more) to talk about.

To that end, I plan on using this blog to highlight additional promos, run photos and reviews, and (hopefully) jumpstart promo-related discussion and debate.

And there’s no time like the present to get started. Let’s now look at the (cue thundering voice and ocean wave sound effects): Promo of the Day:

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Teacher Appreciation Day — Free Master’s Degree Giveaway
Wednesday, April 2 vs. Southeastern University (exhibition game)
I was tipped off to this pre-season promo by Lakeland GM Zach Burek, who wrote that “I don’t believe that any team has ever given away a Master’s Degree.” While I can’t confirm this, I’d certainly be inclined to agree. Here are some further details, provided my Mr. Burek:

“The Flying Tigers have partnered with Southeastern University to play an exhibition game and to honor local public school teachers. One teacher will win free tuition to complete his/her master’s degree in Elementary Education, Educational Leadership, or School Counseling from Southeastern University. To be eligible to win, Polk County public school teachers must have submitted their answers to six essay questions stating ‘Why I deserve a free Master’s Degree.’ Five finalists were selected and will be recognized during the game and the winner will be announced and recognized on the field in the middle of the sixth inning.”

Some great stuff going on in Lakeland tonight, no doubt. Thanks to Zach Burek and the Flying Tigers for getting in touch. If YOU have any promo info you’d like to share, please email me at