Tagged: Wil Ferrell

Sure Didn't See This One Coming

curveLogo.jpgI’m a day or two behind on this, which is entirely appropriate:


Astute readers will remember that this is not the first time that this has happened. For those too lazy to expend the energy necessary to click on the above links, here’s a quote from the  Curve’s most recent press release:

“We still have 38 more days until the end of the season so


there’s no need to worry because there’s still plenty of time to get Salute to
Procrastination Night planned,” said Curve General Manager Todd Parnell. “38
days is still a long time away… I mean if you break it down you could play one
World Cup, four World Series, nine U.S. Open Golf Tournaments and 38 Super Bowls
during that period. When the time comes we’ll lock ourselves in a room, turn off
all televisions and radios, drink lots of coffee, and pull an all-nighter to
come up with a promotion which will be just good enough for us to earn a passing
grade from our fans.”

Fortunately, the Curve have staged plenty of other promotions in a timely fashion. One of the most recent was their “Please Come to Altoona, Will Ferrell” extravaganza, which was held this past Monday. In order to entice the portly comedic superstar to make a visit to Blair County Ballpark, the Curve put together the following package:

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–A $716.67 appearance fee (based on his birth date of

–A ride to and from the Blair County Airport in mascot
Steamer’s Mini Van

–Two (2) Diamond Club Tickets to the game of his choice and
the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch

–The opportunity to host the “Curve Game Day Show” in the
character of “Ron Burgandy” from Anchorman

–An opportunity to broadcast one inning of the Curve game on
radio (Ferrell attended USC in hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster)

–One Curve Burger and a small fountain drink

–A Curve hat from the ballpark’s Lost and Found

–A round of golf for he and sidekick John C. Reilly on the
Moon with Tiger Woods, as he demanded during Sunday’s telecast of the ESPY
Awards on ESPN (The only caveat is that the Curve still are awaiting word from
Woods on “Please Come to Altoona Tiger Woods Night”, which was quietly announced
earlier in the season) 

The Curve have not yet received a response from Ferrell, but that’s probably because he has been procrastinating.