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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

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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) 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)
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   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.

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