The Class A West Michigan Whitecaps held an exciting promotion after their game yesterday. They took a bunch of kids, some as young as 5, and some as old as 12, lined them up against an outfield wall, dropped $1,000 in cash, and turned them loose. What could go wrong there?
Well, other than a 7-year-old boy being trampled and hospitalized, and a 7-year-old girl having her lip busted open, not much. Just as their adult role models would've done, the kids all went nuts for the money, and a couple of the smaller kids were hurt But hey, they might've gotten six of seven dollars out of it.
And the team is being really sympathetic about it, too. "It's for fun and games," said a team spokeswoman. "This is why we have everybody sign a waiver."
See? There is a happy ending. The team isn't liable, so everything's okay. Next month, team plans to drop children into a tank full of live sharks, but it's OK, because they'll have them sign a waiver.
2 kids hurt at Mich. minor league event [SeattlePI.com]