M’s 2010 Promotions Announced
First, let me just say “Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!”
The first 30,000 fans attending the Mariners’ Interleague game against the Reds on June 18 receive a Ken Griffey Jr. and Ichiro “Cooperstown Bound” dual bobblehead.
1. Members of your fanbase are engaged in a wide-ranging and difficult fight to get Edgar in. Please, not now
2. Don’t do this early. It’s presumptuous. We already know there a voters who feel their gut is the best judge of worthiness — let’s not give them any reasons to delay the inductions of these two. Who knows what slight might push someone’s gut towards “no”?
“Ichiro Designed T-shirt Day” is scheduled for May 1 and, according to Greene, “He helped us design it. It’s pretty cool.”
This could be the finest promotional give-away ever. I’m buying tickets immediately. Though I’d much rather Greene had a wary, ambiguous statement than “pretty cool.” I’d be more sure of its value if it he’d said “Fans will find it an interesting insight that they’ll want to pass on to future generations” or “It’s one-of-a-kind”.
Notably absent: Dave Sims Hat Night. Wear your finest hat, get a chance to meet the man himself. Prizes could include autographed straw hats of increasing coolness. Because Dave Sims has tremendous style. Hopefully FSN sees an opportunity to extend their brand beyond Rally Fries and seizes this idea.