Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 4/19/12

On the heels of 49-year-old Jamie Moyer’s historic victory Tuesday night, in a game in which he never  broke 80 mph on the radar gun through his seven innings of work, the Fort Myers Miracle have come up with a promotion that plays on Moyer’s lack of velocity for their Thursday night game.  The Twins Single-A affiliate is offering a free ticket to a future game to any person who can throw harder than the 78 mph that the Rockies aged pitcher hit on the radar gun, in yet another example of how minor league baseball’s creativity is superior to the show’s when it comes to gameday promotions.

Piece of cake, no?

I’m sure a lot of cocksure 20-somethings will think they can best Moyer’s 78-mph, but I have a feeling those folks are going to be in for a big surprise.  I’d be willing to bet that the Miracle only have to pay out maybe a handful of the free ducats they’re offering, unless a roving gang of retired pitchers show up at the ballpark for some odd reason, which seems highly unlikely.

[H/T to Hardball Talk]

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