Thursday, May 11, 2006

You thought you had problems

I heard this one last night one the radio, and I just had to check it out.  The Northern League, subsisting of teams such as the Fargo Moorhead Redhawks, and the Edmonton Cracker Cats posts all transactions in the league.  Most look like : Edmonton signed ... to a 2006 contract.  And then other players are exchanged for cash, future considerations, or other players.  But one of these transactions does not look like the others:

Northern League

05/01/2006 Schaumburg Assigned the contract of RHP Nigel Thatch (Rookie) to Fullerton of the Golden Baseball League in exchange for 1 pallet (60 cases) of Budweiser beer.

And you thought you were unwanted at work!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't Nigel Thatch the guy from the "Leon" Budweiser commercials?

I think it was a stunt. Crazy Northern League.

Mike said...

That would explain a lot about it. But it certainly worked in this case. I found it hilarious.

More info on Nigel can be found at baseball-reference.com