Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Lake Elsinore Storm, a minor league baseball team, is already "winning" before playing their first game of the season.

Living in Southern California, I am a short drive away from the Dodgers, Angels and Padres, so there is an accessible baseball game being played almost every day of the season.  Still, I find myself going to minor league games with about as much regularity as the majors.

Because of all the competition in the area for fans, there is a promotion for almost every minor league game.   Most of them involve some form of free/cheap food night, but sometimes they get wacky.   The Lake Elsinore Storm just might be in line for the wackiest of the upcoming season, or a new low.

On May 5, 2011, Cinco de Mayo, the team will be hosting the Bakersfield Blaze with a promotion they are calling "Charlie Sheen-co de Mayo."  They are referring to this night as a different kind of rehab, one that will feature one-dollar beers and Coke products, an in-game taco-eating contest, a Rehab-style party on the exclusive Tiki Terrace featuring tigerblood cocktails and a two-for-one Ho Hos special.

In addition, they’ve invited Charlie Sheen, his entourage and "goddesses" to attend as guests of the team.  They are also offering all current cast and crew members of Two and a Half Men, who are currently unemployed thanks to Sheen, tickets to the game that night for two and a half cents a ticket. 

So, what do you think?  Is this funny or has the team hit a new low?


  1. If Charlie is still relevant by May, I say it is genius. Why noy capitalize on something while it's news worthy. I wish the Storm were still in my hometown in Palm Springs.

  2. Definitely a new low - anytime you invite an addict to be the guest of honor, you're asking for trouble. He'll probably start snorting right in the middle of the diamond.