Need a reason to be angry at Altoona, Pa.?

5 comments by   |   Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 6:05 pm EDT

These people are quitters.

The Altoona Curve, a Double-A team that plays in the Eastern League, is hosting a night to honor quitters, including former Indiana coach Bob Knight.

Knight, you probably recall, left his Texas Tech team as it finished out last season.

You’d think this promotion bizarre unless, like me, you spent most of your youth working at a minor league baseball stadium. These people will do anything to draw attention to their games. The stadium I worked at had a seemingly endless supply of mascots — a duck, a beaver, a turtle, a large baseball with legs and arms, etc. — and they played in a rock band together. You haven’t heard “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” until you’ve heard it from those guys. That Bucky Beaver can really rip on the guitar.

Anyway, this promotion is much better than, say, giving away those miniature bats. Those things are useless. Unless you’re an insane 5-year-old hell-bent on destruction. Then, you use it to hit the guy filling the ketchup, and that guy is me.

(Thanks to Deadspin for the tip on this.)

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5 comments:
#1
Caleb
Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 8:23 PM EDT

Thats hilarious. Only in a Minor League baseball game.

It need not be said that I dont really see any of the honorees showing up, so hopefully they have some stand ins to fill the spots.

 
#2
NCHoosier
Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 8:35 PM EDT

Anyone subscribe to Hoosier Nation. I am curious about the article talking about the 6 possible guys who could fill out our 2009 recruiting class?

 
#3
Bob Knight
Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 8:35 PM EDT

They forgot Donovan McNabb in the super bowl a couple of years back.

 
#4
andrew
Friday, May 30, 2008 - 7:39 AM EDT

i am also curious about the Hoosier nation article

 
#5
Mickey
Friday, May 30, 2008 - 11:21 AM EDT

I recall that you were the best ketchup and relish guy at the stadium.

 


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