Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Brittany, babies and baseball

Say what we want about the future of journalism, newspapers, et. al. If anything is doing well these days it is the bevy of celebrity and gossip outlets out there. I frequently pass my downtime a work with Gawker and Gofugyourself. So, I have to thank Gawker for this gem. [No self-righteousness. You all do it too even if it's just to read about the extremetly bizarre Mel Gibson meltdown. Admit it.].

What goes better with minor league baseball in Newark, New Jersey -- the former car theft capital of the country and home of the airport that I believe to actually be Dante's Ninth Circle of Hell? A Brittany Spears Baby Safety promotion.

"Britney Spears arguably the Madonna of this generation has brought the issue of baby safety to the forefront of the American conscious. The Newark Bears know that the Pop Diva's public mishaps are far from intentional. It is her celebrity that has brought attention to the fact that not all new mothers in New Jersey are "not that innocent" when it comes to caring for their bouncing bundle of joy. The Bears invite you to The Den to receive information on different aspects of baby safety."

What this also says about lengths this team needs to go to get some people in the bleachers is pathetic. Lord knows nobody who hasn't sold a kidney can afford Yankee tickets or would actually want to spend time in the shitbox that is Shea stadium to see the Mets, so there must people out there able to shell out a more modest amount to take their kid to a minor league game. Coupled with the lesson on responsible parenting courtesy of Mrs. Federline? Free fireworks and lottery tickets...

This has to be today's sign of the impending apocalypse.

3 Comments:

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Frosty said...

Any time you combine Brittney and Baseball, you're bound to get some male viewers (especially in New Jersey -- not like I'd know...)

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger AG said...

Apparently you also got free admission if you showed up dressed like a baby. I missed that...

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger Davique said...

This blog is great, but it could really use somme postings by someone whose name starts with 'D'. I find any group without a "D" contributor often ends in failure.

 

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