Here's the new all-time list of greatest promotions in the history of promotions:
- Baracklyn Cyclones
- Eddie Gaedel
- Everything else
All kidding aside, the Baracklyn Cyclones night really was a huge success, with fans still buzzing this morning. We drew a fantastic crowd of 8,760, and had first pitches from Obama Girl (my new crush) and the president himself (sort of). Secret Service took a
We had two people named Barack get in for free (OK, one of them was "Barak," but we let him slide), and one "Joe the Plumber" pick up a set of free tickets with his plumber's union card (one for himself, and one to spread the wealth). The jerseys looked great, too, and we raised a substantial amount of money for the Jackie Robinson Foundation by auctioning them off.
The Baseball Hall of Fame even requested a game-worn jersey from us as part of their efforts to "continually document and preserve the game in
All this hooplah and publicity, despite MLB's best efforts to upstage us with some much-less-important Obama news of their own!
Here are some photo and video highlights of the night:
(photos by George Napolitano)
UPDATE: This just in! Obama Girl likes
me us, too!