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The Madison Mallards held Beetle Eating Night on Thursday. Fans were received free access to the all you can eat and drink area of the stadium if they ate a dead beetle. The offer was only open to the first 250 fans who took up the challenge.
Beetle Eating Night is only the tip of the iceberg. Next Saturday, fans can meet William Hung and “stick around for some intense karaoke!”. Hung is followed by the What You Talkin’ Bout Tour on August 1 when Gary Coleman shows up “‘Eighties’ Night”. The fun never stops in Madtown.
If you make it to Madison, send us a couple Plazaburgers. There’s not much like a Plazaburger with a pint of Point Amber.
** We’re not even touching that picture, you perverts.
Is this fake or one hell of a catch by the ballgirl?
I couldn’t think of a better place for a former all-star cokehead than teaching young baseball players how to be professional ball players. Darryl Strawberry is a roving instructor for the New York Mets organization, a job given to him by Mets VP and GM Omar Minaya where Straw will visit the affiliates from the rookie leagues to Class AAA.
Last weekend, Strawberry was at the single A Savannah Sand Gnats complex giving all sorts of advice to their young hitters, something he wishes he had when he was coming up to the majors:
“We didn’t have that when I came up. You had to learn the hard way. You had to learn the hard knocks of life. It’s life. It’s a journey. It’s the same thing for these younger guys.
“I try to explain to them about the life of playing professional sports, the temptations and the people. You’ve got to be extremely careful about who you deal with.”
Certainly these kids are going to listen to this guy when he tells them how to get to the majors and what not to do to stay there. Straw had a world of talent and he could have been a hall of fame player were it not for his addictions, for him to talk to the kids in the Mets single A team is like the baseball equivalent of Scared Straight to these kids.
“Do you wake up in the morning and feel like you have to kill somebody??”
I have to think besides teaching the normal hitting, fielding, time management and psychological aspects of the game of baseball, Darryl is also telling the kids some other fine points about managing life in the big leagues such as:
- How to have a ho’ in every visiting town
- How to not get said ho’ pregnant
- How to keep said ho’ quiet about her ho’ing around with you
- How to do a proper line of blow off said ho’s ass
- How not to mix the uppers with the downers
Well you get the point…oh yea, and if you don’t remember scared straight, here’s some bonus footage for ya.
From Savannah Morning News/Savannah Now
Photo by Richard Drew / AP
This is the audio of the radio broadcast the night when Tulsa Drillers first base coach Mike Coolbaugh was struck in the head with a ball and killed. Not very long or graphic, just the shock of the hit and then the concern in their voice while still trying to keep it light for listeners. Our hearts go out to Coolbaugh’s family. Have a listen
Via Daily Motion