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Minor league baseball team pokes fun at OSU

Posted on: May 31, 2011 4:59 pm
Edited on: May 31, 2011 5:38 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

The story of trouble at Ohio State is everywhere you look in sports right now. Whether it is Jim Tressel's resignation, or even more news regarding Terrelle Pryor and/or automobiles; you can't avoid talk about the scandal in Columbus. Heck, even LeBron James was questioned about the issue leading up to the biggest series of his career. But one minor league baseball team has decided to spin the scandal into one of the more creative game promotions I've heard this season. Fans of the Fort Myers Miracle will get a chance to participate in "Rest the Vest" Night at Hammond Stadium when the Miracle host the Jupiter Hammerheads on Monday, June 6.

As part of the "Rest the Vest" promotions, fans are encouraged to bring in their sweater vest and place it in a retirement bin near the front gate of the stadium. Turning in your sweater vest will give you the opportunity to participate in a test drive of a sports car from Classic Cars of Florida. In addition to the sweater vest drive, fans who show their tattoo will be given a piece of Miracle memorabilia to keep or sell.

This will likely enrage many Ohio State fans, but it seems like just the type of creativity that you could only get away with minor league baseball - the best kind. Not only are they knocking on Tressel, but also including car dealerships and tattoos for memorabilia "to keep or sell."

The Fort Myers Miracle are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. For more information on "Rest the Vest" Night, you can find it at their official site here.

H/T: @OmarDuckets via @darrenrovell

Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 11:01 pm

Minor league baseball team pokes fun at OSU

Is OSU a college?  I didn't realize that.  I just it was just a reform school for big guys.

Since: May 31, 2011
Posted on: May 31, 2011 10:42 pm

Minor league baseball team pokes fun at OSU

A university in Ohio is a laughingstock and will be pathetic for years to come now that they have been exposed.  Had a buddy who went to OSU in the '90s and was a backup all 4 years but he got his pockets lined to sign his letter of intent.  OSU was doing this stuff under cooper and vesty.  My buddy only got 5 figures but I bet now days they are paying top recruits $100k at least.  Don't even ask about their basketball team.

What a joke of a college!

Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 7:27 pm

Minor league baseball team pokes fun at OSU

This is why minor league baseball is awesome. It never takes itself too seriously.

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 6:42 pm

Minor league baseball team pokes fun at OSU

Yes, this is hilarious. Minor league baseball is full of great entertainment actually. My local minor league team, the Greenville Drive, has all kinds of stuff going on during their games. My mom even finds it a good time when the weather's nice. I don't know about this team in the article but the Drive actually seem to have very good attendance.

Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 5:58 pm

Minor league baseball team pokes fun at OSU

This is a great promotion.  They might just double their attendance to 100.  

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