Richmond Flying Squirrels Plan Hilarious "Salute to Scandal Night" Promotion Poking Fun at Anthony Weiner

By Marilee Gallagher
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

When people go to see Minor League baseball, they aren’t really going to see the games. Obviously getting to see firsthand the guys who might one day be future stars while taking in a cheaper ball game is something the minors affords, but more than that it is often about the experience.

Unlike Major League ballparks that have really cut back on the lavish promotions and theme nights, there is almost always something fun, exciting and maybe a little corny to enhance the experience at a Minor League game.

The Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, have planned an upcoming promotion to accomplish just that. And while it probably won’t rival past minor league promotions that include an auctioned at-bat, a game where fans were forced to be quiet the entire time or Star Wars night, this promotion is certain to be one that is remembered.

Focused on NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who has been embroiled in a sex scandal for tweeting naked pictures of his … well … his surname, to hundreds of different women, the Flying Squirrels are hosting a dollar-dog night.

Sounds innocent enough, right?

Well, not only are the Squirrels selling dollar hot dogs, but the team is encouraging fans to tweet pictures of how they are enjoying their wieners.

The fun of the night doesn’t end there though. The Flying Squirrels also plan to have contests that recall some of the more recent and well-known sex scandals of athletes, including but not limited to Tiger Woods and Brett Favre.

Should be a fun night permitting nobody takes the theme too seriously and tweets a picture of, well, I think you know.

Marilee Gallagher is a baseball writer for You can follow her on Twitter @MGallagher17 like her page on Facebook, or join her network on Google.

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