Now That’s A Baseball Promotion!
WNBC in New York reports…
Georgia Baseball Team Plans “Eliot Spitzer” Theme Night
MACON, Ga. – Eliot Spitzer may no longer have a job, but he could still be the belle of the ball.
Macon’s minor league baseball team, the Music, is inviting the former New York governor to throw out the first pitch at its June 13 game, which was named “Eliot Spitzer Night” just hours after Spitzer stepped down amid a prostitution scandal.
South Coast League chief development officer J.D. Hardin says fans with the name Eliot, Spitzer or Kristen – the moniker of the callgirl authorities say Spitzer spent thousands on at the swanky Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. – get $1 off admission. So do fans from New York and fans who have ever resigned any position.
During the game, the team will give away a trip to New York and a one-night stay at the Mayflower Hotel, Hardin said. Frank Sinatra songs will serenade fans during the game.
The ninth fan – Spitzer was described in FBI documents as Client No. 9 – will get a prize. The 871st fan to buy a ticket will get a gift certificate from the team store – a play on the hotel room number authorities say Spitzer stayed in at the Mayflower.
Spitzer has not replied to the invitation to the game, but the theme night will go on regardless of whether he attends, Hardin said.
“I think this is probably the craziest idea to come out of the Music office yet,” Hardin told The Telegraph of Macon. “Hopefully, people will take this with a light attitude.”