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.”
According to the team’s site, 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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