Jan 15, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT
The Inland Empire 66ers are a Single-A California League team from San Bernardino, where Ken Griffey Jr. once played, so named because historic Route 66 runs right through town. The team is looking to start its 2013 season off right, with its gala Farewell to Twinkies Night in April 5. Mmm, offbeat Minor League Baseball promotions. From the team web site:
The organization has also extended an offer to actor Woody Harrelson, who in 2009, starred as the Twinkie obsessed Tallahassee in the zombie comedy, Zombieland, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Beyond the invitation to Harrelson, the 66ers have also contacted Hostess about featuring Twinkie the Kid, Hostess’s well known mascot, in the Mascot Dash vs. the team’s own Bernie.
All I can say about a potential Twinkie the Kid appearance is this: Hide the booze, and keep an eye on your wife.
The first 999 fans in attendance will receive a free Twinkie; however there will be a silent auction for the final Twinkie to be awarded during the seventh inning stretch with proceeds going to charity.
“These 999 Twinkies could very well be the last produced and to be able to share them with our fans, would be a real treat,” 66ers GM, Joe Hudson said.
The last produced? Not likely, according to this. But still, free Twinkie. See you there.
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