Minor League baseball teams are known for their “wacky” promotions. Earlier this season, I posted about Mike Veeck (Bill Veeck’s son) and his Nobody Night. And last year, I covered Mike’s Disco Demolition 2.
The last few years, GEICO has done their part to raise awareness of Hump Day with commercials featuring a camel walking around in a business office. Recently, Keith Olberman pointed out that the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies Triple-A) will be celebrating Hump Day tonight (Wednesday) by wearing special Hump Day jerseys.
And, the IronPigs sell a bacon t-shirt that has a scratch-and-sniff piece of bacon on it.
Finally, in a promotion that cannot be described as “wacky”, last year the team gave away a funeral to one “lucky” fan. According to CFNews13, the funeral package comes with a casket, embalming or cremation, hearse, headstone, flowers, and a funeral or memorial service.
The winner has ALS — more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.