Mike Veeck, co-owner of the St. Paul Saints (earlier this summer renamed the Raccoons for a night in honor of one such mammal who had scaled a St. Paul skyscraper), staged one of his more creative promotions this week…a food fight! We don’t believe the raccoon was invited back for the event.
Either way, it was good, messy fun and also brought back memories of Mike’s dad, the legendary and brilliant Bill Veeck. While owner of the Chicago White Sox in 1979 he made the fateful decision to hand over Comiskey Park to rock jock Steve Dahl for what became the infamous Disco Demolition Night. Oops!