IL Minor League Fans Eat Up ‘Copter Candy Drop

Over the years, minor league teams have tried just about everything to get butts into their ballparks. Fake Tim Tebows, nun massages, Mike Vick doggy toys, you name it - a minor league team will give away anything in order to gain some publicity and sell some tickets. It’s not all Mike Veeck’s fault, but the minor league mogul has been behind some of the more out-there promotions over the years at the St. Paul Saints and other, even more obscure teams.

Black Helicopter

(It’s a conspiracy!)

But at least two minor league baseball teams are discovering that a team doesn’t have to push the boundaries of sanity, good taste, and intellectual property to get people excited about a promotion. Americans, as it turns out, are a simple folk, motivated by the chance to see hundred-year-old technology and, of course, candy.

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Pillow Fighting Chicks And Cheap Beer? I’m There

You may not have been planning to see a Quad Cities River Bandits game this week (or, ever), but now that you know that the Ladies of the Professional Pillow Fight League will be appearing, and it’s Thirsty Thursday, how can you resist? Professional pillow fighting has made few inroads with the typical sports fan — still no live ESPN coverage — and that means it’s the perfect sport for Minor League Baseball to embrace.

Pillow fighting

Because really, how many Salute To The Mullet Nights can you have? It gets redundant. So this Thursday, the rough-and-tumble chicks with the Fluffy Pillows Of Doom will do battle for the amusement of Single-A baseball fans at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa. More raucous pillow-fighting action following the jump. Read more…