January 18, 2013

Team Trying to Cash in on Te'o

Since Deadspin broke the Manti Te'o story Wednesday, everyone has jumped into the fray to get themselves some attention.

The most recent...independent baseball team, the Florence Freedom.

Late Thursday night, the team announced that they'll be holding a "Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobblehead Day".

On May 23, the first 1000 fans will get an empty bobblehead box, a section in the stands will be blocked and reserved only for fans to sit with their imaginary friends, girlfriends/boyfriends or spouses. Also, there's going to be a make pretend kiss cam, air guitar contest and an imaginary food fight outside the Airheads Kids Zone.

"There's not a lot to do to get attention in January," Freedom general manager Josh Anderson told ESPN. "You have to find some way to get the buzz."

I get it, but will anyone even care about this story in February...much less four months from now?


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