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    Reds Promotional Idea

    What if, at the end of the season, when two mathmatically eliminated teams play one another, they hold a drawing from those that purchased tickets throughout the season to have a real major league at bat. Only 1 AB per game/contestant. I know a few roster rules would need to be tweeked... Would you like to see Stan the mechanic get a shot at MLB pitching? I think it would add an element of interest to a meaningless match up.

    Just an idea.

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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    Would make a joke of the sport, not to mention the liability of having a civilian getting hit by a pitch or something else of that nature.

    I'll pass.
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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    The joke would occur when the town drunk parked one of Harang's fastballs in the cheap seats.

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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by muddie View Post
    The joke would occur when the town drunk parked one of Harang's fastballs in the cheap seats.
    haha. I was thinkin the same thing when i read the first post.

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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    I would be in favor of it, but like TC said, it would make a joke out of the game, and MLB would never go for it. They continually try to market their games/mathups meaningless or not until the end of the season, and I doubt the reward from a promotion like that would outweigh the cost to baseballs reputation, and professionalism.

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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by muddie View Post
    The joke would occur when the town drunk parked one of Harang's fastballs in the cheap seats.
    lmao

    A+

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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by muddie View Post
    The joke would occur when the town drunk parked one of Harang's fastballs in the cheap seats.
    Yeah because I am sure someone off the street would do that.
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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    What if the winner was allowed to make the line up card for the Reds? It would make a meaningless game a little more interesting.

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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    Dusty Baker + dunk tank = profit$

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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by mroby85 View Post
    I would be in favor of it, but like TC said, it would make a joke out of the game, and MLB would never go for it. They continually try to market their games/mathups meaningless or not until the end of the season, and I doubt the reward from a promotion like that would outweigh the cost to baseballs reputation, and professionalism.
    Some part of me agrees with you, but mostly I see this kind of gimmick as an "old school" promotion; like an Eddie GaeDel AB. Besides, didn't the DH already do most of the damage?

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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    What if they had a game of pepper at the 7th inning stretch. it could be like the halftime show in a basketball game.
    "Ahh, Jesus, I like him very much, but He no help with curveball." - Serrano. "Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?" - Harris in Major League (1989)

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    Re: Reds Promotional Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by ian_madden View Post
    What if they had a game of pepper at the 7th inning stretch. it could be like the halftime show in a basketball game.
    If you saw what Toronto does for their 7th inning stretch you would beg for a game of pepper.


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