Minor League (AA) team salutes Anthony Weiner with promotion

  • David Whitlock

Leave it to the minor league teams to always come up with the creative promotions (that would probably never pass in the majors).  The Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants AA affiliate) have declared Thursday August 1 “Salute to Scandal” night, with $1 hot dogs around the ballpark in honor of Anthony Weiner, the scandal-plagued New York City mayoral candidate.  According to the team website:

“Scandal night is meant to be a fun, tongue in cheek night and what hotter of a scandal right now than Anthony Weiner,” said Flying Squirrels Vice President and COO Todd “Parney” Parnell. “His scandal just couldn’t have come at a better time in regards to the Flying Squirrels promotional calendar.”

Credit: FlyingSquirrels.com

Credit: FlyingSquirrels.com

Fans will be encouraged to tweet (@GoSquirrels) photos of themselves enjoying the hot dog to win prizes.  Of course this is a nod to Weiner’s affinity to tweet photos of himself  (article, not photo) also with a weiner of sorts in the frame.

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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