Brockton Rox promotions department, this is what happens when you fall asleep on the job. From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Mark Craig.
The St. Paul Saints are making plans to give away 2,500 “Michael Vick” dog chew toys designed with the Atlanta Falcons’ team colors and the No. 7 worn by the team’s embattled quarterback.
“People expect so many crazy things from us,” said Sean Aronson, director of media relations for the American Association baseball team. “When the idea was presented to us, we simply couldn’t resist.”
Sunday, the Long Beach (Calif.) Armada minor league baseball team will hold a “Michael Vick Animal Awareness Day.” Any fan who brings in a Vick shirt or jersey to be thrown into a bonfire receives free admission and a donation in their name to a local animal rights organization.
A Saints fan, who doesn’t want his name published, came up with the chew toy idea and emailed it to Aronson.
Aronson said the Saints would have more details on the promotion on Monday. He added: “We think it’s a great idea. It’s a way for our fans to let their dogs get back at Michael Vick”.
I guess the Armada can’t get nearly as many people to come out for “Jose Canseco Awareness Day”. Hey, I’m all for creativity but Long Beach’s scheme is a little too close to hanging the innocent-until-proven-guilty QB in effigy for my tastes.