Friday, April 8, 2011

Babies ‘n Baseball

Let me amend that … I should have said “Buns in the Oven and Baseball.”
The Class A affiliate of the New York Mets – the Brooklyn Cyclones – had a better name for it. They sponsored a “Bellies and Baseball” night at one of their games, during which the team saluted women who were pregnant.
If you had a bun in the oven, you and your fellow-pregnantees could throw out the first pitch and then run the bases. Did you have a craving during the game? Then you could head over to the Cravings Concession Stand and gorge on anchovies, ice cream and pickles.
If you needed practice for the big event (the birthing, not the baseball game), you could participate in Lamaze practice on the field before the game.
During the seventh inning stretch (marks), expectant moms went onto the field and led the crowd in a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
And, if you timed it right, you could have gotten free season tickets for life. All you had to do was give birth in the ballpark. Did they have facilities available? Well gosh, I really don’t know.
By the way, the Brooklyn Cyclones beat the Auburn Doubledays 2-1. Awright!
Breathe in! Breathe out! Push! Push!
I love minor league baseball promotions.

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