Some of Mike Veeck’s wackier baseball promotions

_ Vasectomy Night, Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs: This Father’s Day promotion would have given a lucky fan a free vasectomy, but it was nixed after the mayor and a local bishop who happened to be a season ticket holder complained.

_ Tonya Harding Mini-Bat Night, Charleston RiverDogs: Fans received a miniature bat and the former figure skater was on hand to autograph them.

_ Enron Night, Portland (Ore.) Beavers: Paper shredders were at the gates and the announced attendance was later adjusted downward.

_ Nobody Night, Charleston RiverDogs – The 1,800 fans who showed up were locked out of the stadium for a tailgate party until the fifth inning, when the game became official. Announced attendance: zero.

_ Mime-O-Vision Night, St. Paul Saints – Five mimes acted out plays atop the dugout. Concession sales were strong, but staff had to escort the mimes out after fans hurled hot dogs at the actors.

_ Silent Night, Charleston RiverDogs: Fans taped their mouths and sat in silence, using signs to cheer, boo and get the beer man’s attention. Librarians served as ushers.

  1. Jim Scarborough says:

    Reminds me of a billboard I saw advertising a vasectomy clinic along I-85 coming into Atlanta: “Fertilize your lawn, not your wife.”

    That reminds me of another billboard I saw in Huntsville, AL. It had a drawing of a roadside sobriety test and the words “Jack Daniels, Attorney at Law” along with a phone number.

    Then there was the plumber’s truck: “Dean’s Plumbing – The best place in town to take a leak.”

  2. Uncle Dave says:

    Here in Las Vegas there’s a No Crap Plumbing.

  3. joshua says:

    Geez…..I wonder what happened to *team cap* night?

  4. Mr. H. Fusion says:

    So what were the Mayor and the Bishop’s problems? I’m sure that if they didn’t want one they wouldn’t have had to get one.

    Ok, I got it. You need the equipment if you are going to have a vasectomy.

  5. axe says:

    The RiverDogs have been known for some time to have bizarre promotions.

  6. Don says:

    I assume this guy is some relation to Bill Veeck. Son? Grandson? Anyway, glad to see he’s carrying on the family tradition.


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