Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Phillies tire of alienating their few remaining fans; make belated effort to save face

A Brett Myers FanAs Philadelphia Will Do astutely pointed out, the Phillies — as of yesterday afternoon at 4 p.m. — still had a Brett Myers giveaway as one of their scheduled promotions for a home game later this season.

On Sunday, August 20, all children 14 and under were to receive a special Brett Myers Back-to-School Pack:
Brett Myers Back-to-School Pack
Get ready for school with a special gift for children 14 and under.
Children 14 and under
The Phillies were quick to pounce, however. Sometime after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the promotion day was changed to:
ShopRite Phillies Back to School Drawstring Back Pack
Get ready for school with a special gift for children 14 and under.
Children 14 and under
Brett Myer’s loss is apparently ShopRite’s gain.

Oh, and Brett Myers finally issued a long-overdue apology. And so did the Phillies. Kind of.

Whatever. If the story and witness accounts in the Boston Globe are even close to accurate, then we’re pretty sure Brett shouldn’t live this down any time soon.

He should, however, be reminded of his newly-attained douche status
on his very first game back from "personal leave" by as many fans as possible wearing these:

Brett Myers Wife-beater[Disclaimer: Wearing of said shirts is intended to remind Brett of the error in his ways, and not intended to make light of the situation.]

Related:
Now watch as the promotion people do a little scrambling [Philadelphia Will Do]
Hey Kids, Come on out to the park [Deadspin]
Brett Myers Back-to-school Pack Day [Phillies.com via Google Cache]
ShopRite Phillies Back to School Drawstring Back Pack Day [Phillies.com]
David Montgomery: Come on now, don't yall remember 'Macho Row'? Why such a fuss? We're trying to maintain a certain image... plus we've lost 13 out of our last 16. Seriously, though, the meaning of "too little, too late" is not entirely lost on us [MLB.com]

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