The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 July 2008

Of Thunder and theft

This sure is a lot of ideas for a guy from New Jersey:

The Trenton Thunder, the Double A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have announced a special promotion designed to "ease the pain" for fans of the NBA's Seattle Supersonics, who will move to Oklahoma City for the upcoming season. According to Oklahoma City media outlet, KOCO-TV, the city's relocated NBA team will be named the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2008-09 season.

The Trenton Thunder are now offering a complimentary ticket to any Seattle Supersonic fan. To receive a free ticket, fans must stop by the box office at Waterfront Park and be wearing their Seattle Supersonic hat, jersey, t-shirt or other merchandise. Each Seattle fan will receive one free ticket based on availability.

"We just want to help ease the pain for Sonics fans worldwide and offer them a night of fun with the Thunder here in Trenton," said Thunder General Manager Brad Taylor. "We can't blame Oklahoma City for choosing the best nickname in all of sports and certainly wish them well."

Okay, I laughed. And why wouldn't I?

(I note with amusement that the Thunder play at Samuel J. Plumeri Field at Mercer County Waterfront Park, One Thunder Road, Trenton. Robert Mitchum would have been pleased.)

(Via TrueHoop.)

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