The always-innovative Lowell Spinners will soon be staging a creative and ambitious offseason promotion, and one can only hope that their example encourages other teams to follow suit. The world would be a better place if Minor League Baseball promotions were held year-round, and it would make it easier for me to justify my continued employment at MiLB.com.
On Friday, fans who attend the UMass hockey game between the home team River Hawks and the Boston College Eagles will be treated to "Spinners on Ice". During this special evening, the Spinners’ will transport their usual brand of gameday entertainment to Tsongas Arena. Check out what’ll be going on — in list form, of course:
— The first 500 fans wearing Spinners or Red Sox clothing will receive a Jonathan Papelbon World
— 200 Papelbon bobbleheads will sold at the arena, and Spinners season ticket holders will be given the first opportunity to obtain one. After the first period, they will be available to the masses.
— Spinner mascots Canaligator, Allie-Gator and Millie-Gator will be roaming the stands all evening.
–Breaks in the action will feature dizzy bat races, sumo wrestling, t-shirt tosses, and other Spinners gameday promos.
Wow, I’m exhausted even typing all of this. Thank goodness it’s the offseason, and I can now go take a nap on company time.