Last week the Long Beach Armada kicked off the inevitable "Michael Vick inspired minor league baseball promotion," and wouldn't you know it, the St. Paul Saints couldn't be far behind. And you wouldn't expect anything less from the team that brought you the Vikings Love Boat promotion from last summer, would you?
Fear not. On August 21st the Saints, along with the Humane Society will give away a Michael Vick Chew Toy to the first 2,500 in attendance.
Vick, who is being indicted on dogfighting charges, will be featured on the toy shaped like the Falcons quarterback, clad with a black and red jersey with the number seven on his chest.The idea for the giveaway came from an anonymous fan, and it's really a perfect fit for the eccentric Saints.
"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."The game will be played against the aptly-named Lincoln Saltdogs, and a portion of the proceeds from the game will go to the said Humane Society.
Oh yeah, and if you're interested in how dogfighting really works, read this. Read it. It's by a friend of LIO.