Okay, you know I'm a season ticket holder at the Catfish. Have been since they became the Catfish. Which hasn't been that long, sure, but none of the people in the Catfish front office have been here that long, either. So there.
Anyway, the Columbus Catfish are having a promotion where they're going to name a night after a fan. Here's the deal:
The Columbus Catfish are giving fans a chance to win their very own promotional night. August 25th has been deemed "Insert Your Name Here" Night. Fans can win the honor by explaining, in 100 words or less, why they deserve to have a night dedicated in their honor.
The evening will be dedicated specifically to the winner and feature many prizes and special perks. The winner will be presented with their own personalized Catfish batting practice jersey and Catfish cap. The winner will also get the chance to select the music played between innings, be a part of the on-field entertainment, be a guest groundskeeper during the infield drag and throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Entry forms are available in Catfish souvenir programs and in the souvenir store. Entries will be accepted through August 13th.
Now, a couple of thing. Nowhere do they say anything about taking submissions via email. In fact, it says "forms are available in Catfish souvenir programs and in the souvenir store." Which seems to say "not via email" ... or at least that's how I read it.
But I wouldn't dream of asking you to walk, drive, fly, have Scotty beam you over or whatever to Columbus GA just to fill out a form for me. Instead, I'm asking you to send them an email telling them in 100 words or less why they should have a Basil Night.
Yeah, it doesn't say anything about accepting emails. Still, who's up for a gag? I know blog-son Lyn Perry is all up for an email gag. Right, Lyn? So, Lyn, and everyone else, I'm asking you to mobilize your Email Army and tell the Columbus Catfish why August 25th should be "Basil Night" at the Catfish game. Just use 100 words or less.
If you want to get really fancy, print this out, fill it out, and mail it in to:
P.O. Box 2744
Columbus, GA 31902
Do this for me, and if I'm selected, I'll buy your ticket to the game that night if you voted for me. Plus a hot dog and a drink. It's a Friday. And there's Fireworks. Should be fun.
Unless the Catfish front office doesn't have a sense of humor and bans me. But, hey, that could be fun too. We'll just have a barbeque in the parking lot. Or on the Riverwalk.
Brad thought it was funny. At first. Not so now. Anyway, thanks. More here.
Even more here.
Heck, if you're up for a gag, bombard the Catfish office with emails or letters telling them why they should have a Basil Night. Let me know about it, and a ticket, hot dog, & Pepsi at that game is on me when you show up.