Fearful Symmetries

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28 April, 2009

Mallards' Fans - Confess!

Dane101 announced yesterday that the Madison Mallards will be having a Big Lebowski event. It will no doubt be a hoot.

But I must ask: does anyone go to a Mallards game because baseball is being played? The Brewers have 44 promotional nights listed on their schedule while the Mallards, who play many fewer games, have 37.

Madison is not a baseball town and hasn't been one in a while, if it ever was. The UW is, to the best of my knowledge, the only Big Ten university without a baseball team. (I believe that it was in the early 1990s when the sport was demoted to recreational status.) We've had a few minor league teams shuffle through town since I've lived here but only the non-professionals of the Mallards have prospered.

So 'fess up – who goes to the games for the bobbleheads, beer, and pitches thrown out by the guy who worked as a gaffer on Mork & Mindy instead of the baseball?

|| Palmer, 3:13 PM


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