Jim Boeheim

You can always count on a minor league baseball team to have the best promotions, and one minor league baseball team in Greensboro, North Carolina is taking advantage of recent comments by the city’s number one critic.

In light of recent comments by Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, the Greensboro Grasshoppers will hold Jim Boeheim (No) Value Night on April 11th.

“Contrary to what Jim Boeheim thinks, Greensboro is a great place and we want to show off our city, our ballpark and our southern hospitality to our friends from Syracuse. We know that not all of them are whiners and grouches like their basketball coach,” said Grasshoppers Team President and General Manager Donald Moore.

Boeheim will be honored during the team’s “Whine of the Game” as well. The team is also considering inviting Boeheim to the game.

“We may invite the coach to attend, although his presence will bring us no value, none,” Moore continued. “I suspect he may already have plans to be at a game in New York, Washington, or Atlanta that evening and unable to come.”

Any fans in attendance with a valid Syracuse, New York (I guess they mean the state of New York, with Syracuse listed as part of the address?) driver’s license will get in for free, while also receiving $20 in concession vouchers and a pregame meet and greet with Greensboro’s retired bat dog.

The promotion comes in response to Boeheim criticizing the location of Greensboro, North Carolina as the host city for the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Boeheim suggested the tournament should stay in bigger cities like Atlanta, Washington D.C., and New York. He went as far as to say there is no value in playing the tournament in Greensboro. The city of Greensboro’s official Twitter account fired back

Now a Minor League Baseball team is getting in on the action. How appropriate.


About Kevin McGuire

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