So here is a neat story that you can check out…
It’s straight from http://www.lexingtonlegends.com
It’s a neat one…I wish I was witty enough to create it.
The Lexington Legends announced today they have received the rights of
the famed Ty Cobb from the Omaha Royals. In exchange for the young Cobb
and in the spirit of the late Hall of Famer with the same moniker, the
Royals will receive a bottle of Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon, a box of
cigars and a copy of the 2003 film “Anger Management”.
Cobb, who spent the 2008 season as the Royals Marketing Intern, will
join Lexington’s staff in October in the team’s Marketing and Creative
The Royals are the Kansas City Royals’ Triple-A affiliate in
Omaha (Neb.) and is owned by Ivy Walls Management Company, the same
majority owner of the Lexington Legends, the Houston Astros’ Class-A
afiliate in Lexington.
“Our staff had a tough time parting ways with the perfectly drinkable
bourbon, but we’re incredibly excited to have him join our team,” said
Legends General Manager Andy Shea. “One of his first duties as a
Kentuckian will be to visit the Maker’s Mark distillery, so he can see
first-hand what we gave up for him and exactly how much we value him in
Cobb and the Omaha Royals marketing staff was recently honored as one
of the six minor league promotions to earn ESPN The Magazine’s annual
Veeckie Award for their August 15th promotional night entitled “Ty Cobb
Night”. The intern was featured in a retro uniform on a baseball card,
which was given away to fans, and was the prized date in a bidding
contest during an on-field promotion.
“We appreciate what Ty Cobb did for our franchise this season,” said
Omaha Royals General Manager Martie Cordaro. “We wish him nothing but
the best and our staff will have a great time watching ‘Anger
The Omaha Royals’ Director of Media Relations Kevin McNabb contributed to this report.
So, it’s true…the blog king…Ty Cobb will make his way to Applebee’s Park really really soon as the newest member of the Lexington Legends family.
Stay tuned! Can you say battle of the “blog-masters?”
until next time,
keep it SUPER fans,