Archive for September 27th, 2007

Photos: Mahoning Valley Scrappers, courtesy of MCBias.

Today we’ve been set up with a handful of photos via our good friend in blogging, MCBias.

If you like your writing to approach the status quo with a healthy dose of skepticism, MC is your man. He has definite ideas about how blogging should grow, and how it should be conducted from an ethical standpoint. His most recent interview is a two-parter with WNBA star Erin Beuscher. If that’s up your alley, check him out at Moderately Cerebral Bias.

But I’ve made him sound like a wonk. He’s also a lot of fun, as these photos of MC and friends at a Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians Short-Season A) game will attest.

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Looks like a good time, MC. To us, this is what the Bus Leagues are all about.

If you want to share your photos, contact us at busleagues (at) gmail (dot) com.

MiLB Execs Not Content to Rest on their Inflatible Bouncy Balls

milbpromoseminar.PNGIf you’ve ever wondered where minor league teams come up with those wacky on-field promotions and bobble-head nights, I think we may have found the answer.

Apparently, Birmingham, Alabama (The Magic City) plays host to the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar. Execs from every level of baseball come to learn the latest innovations in air-guitar contests, bat-spin races, and pie-eating competitions. The event started today and runs through the weekend. Check out this pull-quote from “The Emperor”:

The 2006 promotional seminar was the first that I had the opportunity to attend. I loved the fact that all of the vendors’ booths and team attendees were in the same room. This really fostered a culture of camaraderie and sharing that I have never seen in any other sports marketing seminar. Not only did I get the opportunity to meet with virtually every one of my clients in Minor League baseball but those meetings were relaxed, informal and proved more fruitful because of it. Hats off to the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar staff for their hard work and vision! I will see you in 2007.”

David Raymond
Emperor of Fun and Games
Raymond Entertainment

[MiLB.com]

Birmingham, lock up your daughters. The Minor League Baseball Executives are hitting town on Friday night! Seriously, though. I would be like a kid in a candy store at this thing. I love minor league promotions. Looks like we’re too late to get in this year, but maybe OMDQ and I can put on our mascot suits and attend in 2008.