Just when you think minor league baseball promos couldn’t be any dumber, they go and do something like this—and totally redeem themselves.
For every reader who has ever commented on one of these posts that a certain minor league baseball promotion is the dumbest thing they’ve ever seen, the Charleston RiverDogs are triple-stamping your double stamp.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the movie Dumb and Dumber, the RiverDogs will host the “Dumbest Night of the Year.” The team will wear uniforms that evoke the Mutt Cutts van, the customized 1984 Ford Econoline Shaggin’ Wagon that Harry and Lloyd drive to Aspen in the movie.
The evening includes free entry for anyone named Harry or Lloyd, a stadium-wide “Most Annoying Sound in the World,” and a giveaway of a trip to Aspen for one lucky fan. (With roughly 4,400 fans in attendance, we’re telling you there’s a chance.)
The promo will take place August 12 in a game against the Columbia Fireflies.
Paul Caputo is a grown man who collects plastic ice cream helmet sundaes from minor league baseball stadiums because he likes logos that much. He is the author of the first book published by SportsLogos.net, The Story Behind the Nickname: The Origins of 100 Classic, Contemporary, and Wacky Minor League Baseball Team Names. He can be found on Twitter at @Count2Baseball and he maintains the Countdown to Spring Training on Facebook. Paul is a Philadelphia sports fan, but he's not so bad.