NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A minor league baseball team in Virginia intends to poke fun at New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and other celebrities with a “Salute to Scandal Night.”
The Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Eastern League intend to sell hot dogs for $1 on Thursday. The team also encouraged fans to enter a contest by tweeting photos during the game showing how they are “enjoying their $1 hot dogs.”
Weiner has acknowledged sending lewd photos and messages to women online.
“Scandal night is meant to be a fun, tongue in cheek night and what hotter of a scandal right now than Anthony Weiner,” Flying Squirrels vice president and COO Todd Parnell said in a statement. “His scandal just couldn’t have come at a better time in regards to the Flying Squirrels promotional calendar.”
Other contests will poke fun at scandals involving athletes, including a “Brett Favre Football Throw” and “Tiger Woods Closest to the Pin Challenge.”
The team is an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
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