Tampa Bay Rays promo: Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head
‘Tis the season for hilarious promotional giveaway announcements. Fans look forward to their teams performance, but also circle their calendars for the more unusual promotional items, like a Nolan Ryan/Robin Ventura, Yu Darvish, or Kirk Gibson bobbleheads (not liked by himself). Or their beloved manager as a Mr. Potato Head. Tampa Bay Rays fans have circled August 2, 2014 (vs. Angels) as the day to make sure they’re among the first 20,000 fans (as if they ever draw more than that) to receive a first edition Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head. Why he is wearing a glove, I don’t know, but why not?
Rays fans love their be-speckled manager, who has led their franchise to three playoff appearances the past four years, plus their franchise’s only American League Pennant in 2008. They can also snag a set of Joe Maddon wine glasses or a Joe Maddon hoodie drawstring bag.
I’m sure there will be many more amusing promo items, stay tuned!
– David Whitlock