The biggest political scandal of 2013 involves United States junior Senator Marco Rubio and a water bottle. You may have seen the possible 2016 Presidential hopeful take a few swigs of water during the republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Anyway, like any halfway decent Minor League Baseball marketing department would do, the Fort Myers Miracle plan to capitalize off of their state senator’s taboo moment by hosting a Marco Rubio Water Bottle Giveaway Night at some point this season. Of course, they are. The Miracle are a Single-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, and the idea can from the noggin of team president Steve Gliner:
“The idea really came about while I was watching The Today Show,” Gliner told Off the Bench. “They had a two-minute recap of all the late night humor about the water bottle incident, and it seemed like a fun thing to get in on, since Rubio is based in Florida and it’s in the news.”
The Miracle’s principal owner is Marv Goldklang of the Goldklang Group — a sports entertainment consulting and management firm headed by promotional guru Mike Veek. Among past Miracle promotions have been Billy Donovan Night (in which fans could attempt to negotiate their way out of the price of their ticket) and Mike Tyson Ear Night (fake Evander Holyfield ears, with a bite missing, were distributed).
“We’re still working on it, but I’m sure the bottles will have creative labeling of some sort,” Gliner said. “It’s hot in Florida during baseball season, and any time you can combine hydration with current events, it’s a good thing.”
The team isn’t just going to giveaway water bottles, as the whole night will be about making sure that water is actively involved. There will be a rain dance by the stadium groundscrew and a planned game of Marco Polo with all the fans.
H/T Ft Myers Miracle