SEATTLE, Washington - Minor league baseball teams are known for running wacky promotions to publicize their product - everything from Osama bin Laden bobblehead dolls to free popsicles in honor of the cryogenically frozen Ted Williams. The latest "innovation" is the planned "Eliot Spitzer Night" by the Macon Music, a minor league team in Georgia:
The Macon Music is capitalizing on the outgoing New York governor's prostitution-related downfall, by serving up a "Eliot Spitzer Night." The man once known as "Mr. Clean" is invited to throw out the first pitch at the June 13th game, although he hasn't RSVP'd.
A South Coast League official says anybody named Eliot, Spitzer or Kristen, the alleged call girl, will get $1 off admission.
And since Spitzer was described as "Client No. 9" in FBI documents, the ninth fan will get a prize. So will the 871st fan to buy a ticket, because that's supposed to have been Spitzer's Mayflower Hotel room number.
heard on The Jim Rome Show