Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Worst Promotion in the History of Minor League Baseball

Remind me to not be anywhere near Brooklyn this Saturday night:

The Cyclones will celebrate Sylvester Stallone Night at KeySpan Park on Saturday night in several different ways:

1. The team will show a variety of Stallone-themed entertainment throughout the night.

2. Fans are invited to dress up as their favorite Stallone character, with the winning costume receiving a prize pack.

3. Anyone named “Sylvester” will be admitted to the ballpark at
no charge.

4. In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the 1987 movie “Over The Top” . . . the New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) will host over 100 men and women competing that day for the 25th Annual White Castle ‘Kingsboro’ Golden Arm Wrestling titles, featuring a championship match taking place on the dugout during that night’s game!
The Cyclones are aware that Sly just got busted for smuggling steroids, aren't they? Of course, that bit of bad judgment pales in comparison to this:

In addition to all the Sly festivities, the first 1,250 kids that night
will receive Thunderstix.

O Death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

1 comment:

Pepe B. Secessionist said...

I wonder how many people show up dressed like Marion "Cobra" Cobretti.

I always thought of "Over the Top" as more than just another arm-wrestling flick: it's a meditation on masculinity, self-identity, and fatherhood in the modern truck driving profession. I'm really glad to see there are people out there who kept track of it over the years and will celebrate the big two-zero.