The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Wednesday that they would start a weeklong scavenger hunt giving Dodgers fans in Southern California chances “to meet sports legend, and Dodgers owner, Magic Johnson.”
According to the website, every day at 2 PM PST, the Dodgers will tweet a clue on their Twitter page which will lead fans to the correct spot. Upon arrival, if the fan can answer a trivia question correctly, he or she “could win two suite tickets to the game and a meet and greet with Magic Johnson.”
Thursday was the first day of the contest which caters to fans near the LA area and the Dodgers tweeted the following as the first clue:
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 5, 2013
27 minutes later, the Dodgers had posted a picture of a man standing near Venice Beach with a signed Magic Johnson bobblehead and a sign that said “Winner! #meetmagic.” If I had gotten in my car at the time they tweeted the original clue, I would still have been an hour and 21 minutes late, without traffic.
For all of the Dodgers fans who do not live in the greater LA area, this contest is unfair and a mere tease as we must watch fellow fans winning fantastic prizes that are out of our reach. The team’s public relations department made a perplexing decision in excluding non-local supporters from having a chance to win at least some of the opportunities to meet their beloved figurehead. Come on, Joe Jareck – the guy dodgers.com says is the Director of Public Relations – get your act together!
Feel free to comment below on whether or not you think this contest is fair. Thanks for reading!