Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Northwoods League Fever, Catch It!

The 2009 Northwoods League campaign kicks off on Thursday. If you've never heard of it, it's a summer league for college players with teams (mainly) in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Because they are college kids, they can't get paid. Because they can't get paid, the organizations can offer cheap beer, cheap tickets, and sweet give-aways. Lets just say, it's good times. Got one leftfielder to give me handfuls of seeds between pitches one time. I've been to dozens of Madison Mallards games and have never been disappointed. In honor of opening day, lets take a look at Mallards 2009 promotions. (Full List)

Tomorrow - Mallards vs Swedish National Team. How bad is the Swedish National team if they're playing a randomly assembled College team...and will probably get killed.

June, 2nd. Frank Howard Apperance. I always thought 1960s slugger Frank Howard was black until 15 seconds ago. Hmm.

June, 6th - Go Green Night. The Mallards will play in hemp uniforms. Seriously....only in Madison.

June, 13th - Muskies Turn Back The Clock Night. At one time, Madison had a Single A team in the Midwest League. Who knew Jose/Ozzie Canseco started shooting roids in Madison?

June, 10th - Stop Plumbers Butt Night. Yep, fans will recieve either a plunger or a long-tail shirt. Sweet, extra material to untuck after a win!

July, 10th - Bud Light Hockey Night. This is awesome...it says: "with an original Hanson Brother from Slapshot." Doesn't say which one, just "an original." Ha.

July 24th - Dream Lanes Big Lebowski Night. Jeff Dowd will be there. Who? The guy who inspired "The Dude" in the classic flick. "You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me."

August, 21st - MLB/Mallard Alumni Game. Featuring....Paul Molitor! Wow, that's a pretty big get for this level. As I was reading this, I was expecting like Jerry Augustine or Chuckie Carr.


Tim said...

I remember going to an Appleton Foxes game around 1987 or 1988 and getting Ozzie Canseco's autograph on an Oakland A's ball. That same night, by whole bag of Big League Chew fell out of my pocket and I was pissed off.

highplaya said...

MLB/Mallards Alumni game also featuring me the Highplaya. I will be signing autographs before the game for all who are interested.