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Somewhere, Bill Veeck and Eddie Gaedel are smiling

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mpcincal, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Gary Coleman signs a one-day contract with a team from the summer collegiate Northwoods League so he can get an at-bat on the team's "80s Night" promotion.

    Unfortunately, he doesn't see a pitch because the bats doctored and he gets thrown out of the game.

    Link with video:

  2. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Cosmo Kramer would have brushed him back off the plate.
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    A complete set-up and sham, but hilarious nevertheless.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Wait...minor-league umps aren't ALWAYS mic'ed?
  5. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    I like how the guy in red points Coleman the way to the plate and shows him how to swing.
  6. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    They should have called Coleman back and had Emmanuel Lewis pinch-hit for him.
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Hey, he owns the inside part of the plate.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I'm glad the summer collegiate wood-bat league I covered for three years wouldn't have allowed a stunt to go this far. Sure, they ran promotions. But draw the line, eh?
  9. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    What you talkin' 'bout, Sam?
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Do I look like either Willis or Kimberly?
  11. The Q Man

    The Q Man Member

    Say what you will Sam, but the Northwoods is one of the most competitive summer leagues around and Madison draws about 6K per game, which is just absurd by summer-league standards.
  12. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I know the Northwoods League is good, Q Man. One of the coaches for the team I covered was from the Northwoods League, and he showed a lot of promise in the role. Good guy, to boot.

    But still, the stunt was silly. To be fair, there may be other teams in the league that would never consider a stunt like this.
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