With all of these off-the-wall gimmicks flying all over the place like Rick Ankiel fastballs, it's nice to see a team do something nice.
The Buffalo Bisons (isn't "bison" the plural form?) are offering up to four free tickets to their season opener for anyone who has lost their job.
"Our nation's pastime has seen this country through many tough times, and together the two have always come out on top," said Mike Buczkowski, Vice President/General Manager of the Bisons. "Many of the fans that helped us shatter attendance records are the ones being affected by this unsettling economic environment. The Bisons are honored to make all those fans our guests on Opening Day."
"Spring is here in Western New York, and with it, a new beginning for the Buffalo Bisons and their fans," State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith said, "On April 9, come to the ballpark, bring your families and most importantly, watch the Bisons trounce the Red Sox. Just as Opening Day is filled with promise, we at the State Labor Department are proud to be teaming with the Bisons to spread the promise of hope to the unemployed right here in Western New York."
Bisons Offer Tickets to Unemployed (Buffalo Bisons)