June 9, 2007
As if dealing with an invasion was not enough; the Arizona Diamondbacks decided to through a little gasoline on the fire. Today was the second game of a three game interleague series with the Boston Red Sox. After being humiliated by Josh Beckett and the Red Sox last night the Diamondbacks were hoping to extract some revenge on Willie Taverez and his Boston teammates. That in itself would probably have been enough to see near record crowds arrive at Chase Field. But to sound like a really bad infomercial we have to add, “But wait, that’s not all!” If you are one of the first 35,000 fans arriving at Chase Field you will receive a Randy Johnson bobble head doll which is the third of a six game promotional series that has already produced a Brandon Webb Cy Young Award bobble head and an Orlando Hudson Gold Glove Award bobble head. I can already hear the oh’s and ah’s from the studio audience. So come on down to the stadium as supplies are limited. Operators are standing by to assist you with your order. This could very well be a repeat of the dreaded 1998 Beanie Baby fiasco which saw grown women attacking small children to get their hands on a stuffed snake complete with the all important hang tag and stadium giveaway certificate. Yeah this was definitely going to be bad.