Anthony Weiner might have seen his career torn apart due to his latest texting scandal, but at least fans of the Class AA Richmond Flying Squirrels can get something good out of it.
On Thursday the team is sponsoring “Salute to Scandal Night” in which fans can get $1 hot dogs. And this is where it gets weirder — fans can win prizes by texting pictures of the exact ways they’re… enjoying… the hot dogs.
The event is “meant to be a fun, tongue in cheek night” said Flying Squirrels vice president and chief operations officer, Todd Parnell.
Anthony Weiner isn’t the only target for the minor league team. During the game there will also be a “Brett Favre football throw” and “Tiger Woods closest to the pin challenge.”
The promotion follows in a long line of offbeat promotions from minor league teams that are aiming to make headlines and fill seats in whatever ways possible.
Amazingly, Weiner doesn’t seem to be going away after his latest scandal, in which he was caught sending lewd messages and pictures to a number of women online. Though he’s fallen sharply in polls for the New York City mayor’s race, Weiner told the Staten Island Advance that the scandal could actually help his ability to govern the city.
“I’m going to be a successful mayor because of it, because it’s going to give me a level of independence… I’m not constructing a campaign around the approval of my peers. I’m constructing a campaign around the aspirations of my neighbors.”
His insistence to remain in the race appears to have put a comedic target squarely upon the back of Anthony Weiner. Many jokes have been made about the pseudonym he used when talking to women online, Carlos Danger. The news website Slate even came up with a “Carlos Danger name generator” so people can find what moniker they would use in a Weiner-esque scandal.