The Lowell Spinners already hold the designation of having the best in-game promotion of 2010 among all American professional sports teams and they're ready to outdo themselves in 2011, according to WEEI's Alex Speier.â†µ
The promotion, which will take place the day after the Spinners' game against the Connecticut Tigers on July 4, could set the world record for longest propelled flight by a human by a large margin. The human cannonball, David Smith, Jr., currently owns the record of 185 feet, 10 inches, and he will be out to break his record when he gets launched cannon-style over the LeLacheur Park outfield wall.â†µ
There's no word yet on if the Spinners are planning on following up this promotion with a human wall-ball double night or if they plan on installing trampolines near the warning track for a human ground-rule double night, but it's a virtual certainty that they're not planning any human-third-strike-passed-ball nights in the near future.â†µ
Members of the Spinners' PR staff have expressed their enthusiasm for the promotion, saying that it will "blow people away" and will "really fire the fans up." They're also excited to celebrate July 4th with their fans -- albeit a day late -- with a fireworks display that is "sure to be a blast."â†µ
All in all, it sounds like the promotion will be a sure hit. Maybe even a home run.