Diary: Baseball fans air out dirty laundry

Bringing new meaning to the phrase ’good, clean fun,’ one minor league baseball team settled on a rather unorthodox tactic to get fannies in the seats.

Bringing new meaning to the phrase ’good, clean fun,’ one minor league baseball team settled on a rather unorthodox tactic to get fannies in the seats.

Bringing new meaning to the phrase ’good, clean fun,’ one minor

league baseball team settled on a rather unorthodox tactic to get

fannies in the seats.



While the Charleston Riverdogs of the South Atlantic League rarely want

for fans, there’s only so much you can do to attract big crowds during

South Carolina’s late-summer doldrums. So the team decided to honor

national ’kill a stain’ day - a corporate-created event that ranks

somewhere below Arbor Day on the radar of most baseball groupies - with

what the team believed to be the first-ever Laundry Night.



Fans who attended the game dropped off their dirty socks and mildewed

towels before the first pitch, and the team arranged to have all items

washed, dried and folded before the game ended. The promotion worked,

with the Riverdogs scoring a sellout.



The team wound up doing over 800 loads of laundry, though the

promotion’s cost was likely defrayed by money spent on hot dogs and

beer.



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