Minor League Baseball teams need to be creative with their promotions, people. The Brooklyn Cyclones in Coney Island are no exception; last night, they transformed their franchise into the "Baracklyn Cyclones" to cash in on all the Obama fervor washing across the country. They didn't hold back one bit, giving out Obama bobbleheads, inviting the Obama Girl to throw out the first pitch, giving away free tickets to anyone named Barack or any plumber named Joe, and even handing out free Band-Aids to fans as part of a "universal health care" goof.
Oh, those cards in Minor League Baseball! So clever. So funny. No wonder Rick Chandler loved them so.
But not everyone was happy with the Baracklyn takeover in Keyspan Park. Via The Cajun Boy over at Gawker comes this email from a tipster who claims inside knowledge of the Brooklyn Cyclones team:
my husband tells me that, in response to the "gift" at tonight's brooklyn cyclones game, which was some sort of obama bobblehead doll with the moniker "baracklyn cyclones," over 200 angry, anti-obama season ticket holders canceled their subscriptions.
After attending a game in Coney Island last year, I'd be surprised to know there were that many season ticketholders in total, let alone those dumb enough to abandon a team because of a promotion that celebrated an otherwise popular President. This reminds me of the time I canceled my subscription to Highlights magazine when they printed that one "Goofus & Gallant" cartoon where Goofus endorsed aborting mixed-race babies.