The last place Tri-City Dust Devils have lost exactly twice as many games as they have won in 2021, (14-28, as of this writing, a .333 winning percentage) the club rests in their division's cellar and have a current home stand through the 27th where temperatures will feel like it's 'seven inches from the midday sun' (Santana "Smooth") when they take the field.

The Everett Aquasox shut out the Dust Devils 6-0 last night at Gesa Stadium, but a couple of bright notes for the home team, Franklin Torres and Carlos Herrera had singles to extend their hit-streaks to eight games.


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Vineros de Tri-City
Vineros de Tri-City

The next promotional night is not until this Saturday, June 26th, when the Dust Devils will once again play as Vineros de Tri-City, one of their six appearances this year honoring the Hispanic roots of the region.

Quick memo to the DD's, here are some promo riffs:

Say Yes to Crack Night: If the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598 can sponsor Water Follies, why not this idea for the next Father's Day contest: Dropping Our Drawers Promotion: Let loose hundreds of blue boxer shorts out of a helicopter to raise awareness for prostrate cancer.

Taco Truck Night: We have some amazing taco trucks in the area! How about gather them all in a designated spread to showcase what they got, but I don't think a taco eating contest is a good idea, a guy in California DIED during a taco eating contest at a Fresno Grizzlies minor league game in 2019.....and the family is suing.

Recall Hatcher Night: All kids 14-and-under can grab a handful of free Nerf gun ammunition. In fact, grab two handfuls, there's plenty out in the shed.

Best Seat in (Over) the House Night: This one is where six fans would watch an inning from a hot air balloon, you could run in it conjunction with either the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede or the Prosser Balloon Rally, depending on the schedule, and the time of year.

And fer cryin' out loud, DO NOT follow the example of a New York Yankees affiliate that thought it was a good idea to do an O.J. Simpson Murder Trial Night. How does this idea even get presented, let alone make it out of committee? The Charleston RiverDogs are a Minor League team in South Carolina associated with the Bronx Bombers and boy did they think they'd come up with GOLD for the 25th Anniversary of all things O.J. The plan was to have fans act like a jury and vote on various ORANGE JUICE-related topics throughout the night.  Like, "Do you prefer pulp or no pulp?"

They also said fans would get a free "O.J. Trial" shirt when they showed up.  Adding, that quote, "If the shirt don't fit, you must . . . see if we have a different size."

You can catch plenty more of ideas gone awry, from conception to execution, here.

See ya at the yard, meat.

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