The Baseball Desert

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Make mine a Bud

At first glance, it may look like something straight out of "Drug Dealing 101": Rule #1 - sell it cheap and get 'em hooked, but in this particular case, it's all in a good cause. In fact, the Commissioner's Office's latest initiatives are in two good causes: the first is getting kids back to the ballpark with an MLB-wide $1 ticket promotion from mid-August through early September; the second is using the money made from that to support two major charities (the Boys & Girls Club of America and CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation, which was brought to MLB's attention notably by Mets pitcher Tom Glavine). Glavine had this to say about the announcement:
"I am thrilled that Commissioner Selig designated CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation as a beneficiary of this program, and I encourage baseball fans all over the country to donate money to this wonderful cause and enjoy a day at the ballpark with the children they love."
And so say all of us...

Glavine unfortunately also made the news in other ways yesterday, as he was involved in a traffic accident. He wasn't seriously hurt (although he lost two teeth and had to have stitches in his lip) and the Mets are hopeful that he'll only have to miss his next scheduled start (tonight at Shea against the Astros).