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This happened a while ago but we thought it should be mentioned: The Ft. Myers Miracle's "Billy Donovan Night" won Minor League Baseball's Promotion of the Year award. The gala promotion, in which any fan who attended the game at the Lee County Sports Complex could negotiate their way out of their ticket, received 28 percent of the vote by voters.

The event honored University of Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan, who agreed to coach the Orlando Magic before changing his mind and going back to the Gators. Among the food available at the Miracles snack bar that evening were waffles, of course.


In second place was the Portland Beavers' Bob L. Head Night, in which three actual guys named Bob L. Head competed, with the winner immortalized with his own bobblehead likeness. Personally, I would have voted for the West Virginia Power's Redneck Olympics, which included the cow pie toss and outhouse races. But that's just me.

(Thanks to Spencer Cordell for the photo).

Billy Donovan Night Scores Miracle Award [The News-Press]
Minor Enterprise [Deadspin]

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