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We thought minor league baseball was fan friendly

Matt TarrContributor IJuly 16, 2009

When we were scanning the sports transactions from Wednesday, this item from the American Association baseball league caught our attention:

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS-Released INF BJ Wheeler and RHP BJ Litchfield. Signed INF Bryan Sabatella.

Now, don’t get us wrong. We love minor league baseball. It’s hard to top a night of fun at an affordable price than a trip to a minor league park. But this news has us at a loss.

We’re not sure what’s wrong with the fine folks in Shreveport-Bossier, and we have nothing against Mr. Sabatella, but getting rid of two BJs in one day just smacks us as anti-American.

Minor league teams are well-known for their offbeat promotions, so we propose a “Bring back the BJs” night at the ole ballpark. Half-price beers might be a good way to get things rolling. And we’re sure that the staff (heheh) can think of something interesting to do with hot dogs as well.

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