Minor league team to hold “Salute to Scandal” night

The Richmond Flying Squirrels will be holding a "Salute to Scandal" night on Thursday, August 1st. The Squirrels, the AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are poking fun at Anthony Weiner and his texting scandal with the promotion.

"Scandal night is meant to be a fun, tongue in cheek night and what hotter of a scandal right now than Anthony Weiner," said Flying Squirrels Vice President and COO Todd "Parney" Parnell. "His scandal just couldn't have come at a better time in regards to the Flying Squirrels promotional calendar."

$1 hot dogs will be on sale during the game, and fans are encouraged to tweet pictures of them enjoying their hot dogs. The game will also feature a Tiger Woods Closest to the Pin golf challenge and a Brett Favre Football Throw challenge, a bit out of date compared to the Weiner scandal.

Minor league baseball: setting the bar higher and higher for creative and timely promotions.


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