The reverberations from minor league manager Joe Mikulik's impassioned freak out last month are still being felt — and will continue to be until the beginning of September. The crafty promotions team of the Augusta (Ga.)Green Jackets is preparing for when Mikulik's Asheville (N.C.) Tourists come to town on Sept. 3.
That night is being billed "Anger Management Night" as all spectators receive stress balls and have the opportunity to participate in a base throwing contest. (No mention of dugout bat tossing javelin or free popcorn boxes filled with Xanax, unfortunately)
Why can't major league baseball have this kind of forward thinking and creativity? I would have loved to participate in "Assault Tom Gamboa Night" anytime the Royals come to town. Fun for the whole family, indeed.
(Thanks to Rebuilding Year for the heads)
Manager's Special: Bring Your Own Base [LA Times]
We'd Like to Have an Argument Please [Deadspin]