Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, July 14, 2014

Charleston RiverDogs to hold Bill Veeck Bobble-Leg Night

Only the Charleston RiverDogs can have Bobble-Leg Night, complete with a bobbling replica wooden leg to go with Bill Veeck’s bobbling head. And celebrate by destroying as many Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus CDs as possible..Bill Veeck, the father of RiverDogs co-owner Mike Veeck, lost a leg in an artillery accident while serving in World War II. He enjoyed making jokes about his condition as a way to inspire others at ballparks and beyond….It’s the 100th anniversary of his birth,” Veeck said Monday. “Fun guy. And we always need a little bit of fun and levity.”

It’s also the 35th anniversary of Disco Demolition Night, one of the strangest promotions in Major League baseball history. ..So the RiverDogs on Saturday night are pairing “Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It” with the bobble-leg giveaway. Fans that bring Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus merchandise and memorabilia will get in the game for one dollar. All of the donated items will be destroyed in a postgame demolition on the field.

I just might mosey over to The Joe for this

Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 14, 2014 at 09:52 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: disco demo, veeck as in wreak

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: July 15, 2014 at 02:04 AM (#4750497)
All of the donated items will be destroyed in a postgame demolition on the field.

Best. Promotion. Ever.
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 15, 2014 at 07:38 AM (#4750520)
There goes Mike's dream of getting the upcoming Charleston expansion franchise.
   3. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 15, 2014 at 07:41 AM (#4750521)
.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 15, 2014 at 02:28 PM (#4750785)
Only way to make this better: allow fans on the field after the game to smash piles of Bieber CDs with wooden legs.
   5. asinwreck Posted: July 15, 2014 at 03:17 PM (#4750868)
Are the bobble-legs hollow so they can be used as ashtrays? I want authenticity.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Eugene Freedman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogThe List: Nine Hitting Prospects Who Might Be Better Than You Think - BaseballAmerica.com
(11 - 6:06pm, Jun 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOTP 2016 June 20: I prefer baseball, America's pastime over politics, America's blood sport
(1664 - 6:05pm, Jun 24)
Last: Shredder

NewsblogMariners minor leaguer Boog Powell gets 80-game suspension for PEDs
(13 - 5:46pm, Jun 24)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-24-2016
(20 - 5:18pm, Jun 24)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogNews 8 analysis: Arlington could give away millions in stadium deal | WFAA.com
(21 - 5:13pm, Jun 24)
Last: Stevis

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(6040 - 4:59pm, Jun 24)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogSandy Springs erupts over ‘nightmare’ plan to run Braves traffic through its streets
(23 - 4:42pm, Jun 24)
Last: Infinite Yost (((Voxter)))

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 6-24-16
(13 - 4:40pm, Jun 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: 2016 Summer Soccer Thread
(892 - 4:13pm, Jun 24)
Last: I am going to be Frank

NewsblogLet Giants’ Madison Bumgarner swing in Home Run Derby - San Francisco Chronicle
(11 - 4:12pm, Jun 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogCommish's Classics: They Weren't Just The Mets; They Were Pond Scum
(1 - 3:31pm, Jun 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

Sox TherapyTrading Partners
(24 - 2:46pm, Jun 24)
Last: bfan

NewsblogSay what you will, but the Orioles are doing something right | FOX Sports
(5 - 2:41pm, Jun 24)
Last: Belfry Bob

Newsblog"What If" Montreal Expos World Series Hat
(14 - 1:14pm, Jun 24)
Last: John Northey

Sox TherapyMore About Guys Who Are Not Major Leaguers
(42 - 12:33pm, Jun 24)
Last: Norcan

Page rendered in 0.2705 seconds
47 querie(s) executed