Bad idea: A bull terrier with a bullseye painted around its left eye.
Really bad idea: A bull terrier with a bullseye painted around its left eye sitting in the best seat in the house during the first-ever Minnesota Twins MLB game at Target Field.
(Waste? I’m off to snap up a gross of mattress pads as we speak!)
The dog, named Bullseye and the mascot of Target, was stationed in a $275 face value seat today as guerilla marketing by what are obviously the brightest box store minds in the biz.
You’d think Twins fans would think a little more fondly of former catcher A.J. Pierzynski, even if he does now play for a division rival. After all, he played hard for six years in Minnesota, and it’s not like he left - he was traded. Even better, he was traded for Joe Nathan, Francisco Liriano and Boof Bonser. They should be throwing this guy dual parades in the respective downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. But nope. If it were up to Twins fans, they’d name their new stadium “A.J. Pierzynski Should F**k Off And Die In A” Field.
(Showing more exciting out-of-town games sadly not an option.)
As you can see from the poll on the STAR TRIBUNE’s website, fans still carry a torch for ol’ A.J. A torch, in the “villagers storming Castle Frankenstein” sense. The news today actually has nothing to do with Pierzynski, but rather to do with the new stadium’s scoreboard. But when you carry an eternal, unquenchable hatred for a man who dared to only hit .301 and lead the team to two division titles, everything has to do with A.J. Pierzynski. The paper made the mistake of letting fans vote on what the best use of the scoreboard would be. (I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: democracy just doesn’t work–after the jump.)