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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Deadspin: Rangers fan hits a dinger to win season tickets for his whole family.

This is a really neat promotion. Kudos to the Rangers for doing it.

The Rangers held the following contest today for those who put down initial deposits on season tickets: show up to Globe Life Park and smack a ball out of it, and the Rangers would cover the rest of the cost of those tickets. One fan, Byron Anderson, crushed it over the left field fence on his third try. 20 people took their shot, but only Anderson dinged a dinger. . . According to the Dallas Morning News, Anderson had a half season plan for two seats at the terrace level, but the Rangers upgraded his plan to seats for his whole family in a box.

Video of the dinger, and of Anderson rounding the bases afterwards, at the link.

The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: February 21, 2016 at 10:38 AM | 27 comment(s)
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Monday, December 21, 2015

DSPN: The Yankees Want To Know If Their Fans Are Down With Fire Pits

With a third straight disappointing season in the books, the Yankees are hoping to improve—on the field of course, but also off the field. To that end they’ve “engaged a third party” to conduct a fan survey. This is pretty standard stuff, but because of the questions asked, and because it’s the Yankees, some of it is delightful.

For instance, the Yankees would like to know which single company comes to mind when Yankees fans think about the Yankees. I’m not sure why thinking about the Yankees would conjure up images of multinational companies, but apparently it does. Apple, Google, Sony, and Sprint all make sense as answers to this strange question, but I’m forever grateful to the survey designer for including Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, Exxon Mobil, and the company that comes to our tipster’s mind — Halliburton.

I always imagined the Yankees as the Star Wars Empire… which I guess would make them Disney?

The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: December 21, 2015 at 11:20 PM | 11 comment(s)
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