Sports Biz with Darren Rovell

Minor League Baseball Logo Contest--Day Four Voting!

Before we get to the contest, we have some more business to attend to. While we're talking about minor leagues, we'd like to commend the Macon Music for their quick work in announcing "Eliot Spitzer Night" at the ballpark to take place on June 13.

As part of the promotion: (1) the team has invited former governor Spitzer to throw out the first pitch, (2) client (or fan #9) will receive a free Music prize pack, (3) any fan named Eliot, Spitzer or "Kristen" or someone from New York will get $1 off admission, (4) wire taps will be placed throughout the ballpark, (5) ATM's will be available for cash withdrawals "not to exceed $5,000 per hour, (6) Any fan who has resigned their position will be given $1 off admission, (7) The 871st fan will receive a gift certificate to the Macon Music team store.

The team does have one issue to rectify. They promised to give away a free trip to New York and one night stay in the Mayflower hotel, without realizing that the Mayflower hotel is in Washington D.C. Since I have a thing for minor league promotions, if you work for a team and think you have a good one, send it to me at

Now on to the business. Congratulations are in order to the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Peoria Chiefs, the Carolina Mudcats, the Southern Illinois Miners and the Anderson Joes. The Chiefs staged a huge comeback after being down early, while the Mudcats proved, a day after the Durham Bulls were eliminated, that classic logos can still survive in this elimination bracket. Thanks for the more than 10,000 votes yesterday. Here are today's teams. Remember, polls close at 9 a.m. ET on Friday morning.

#2 West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx vs. #15 Great Lake Loons

#1 Connecticut Defenders vs. #16 Trenton Thunder
#8 Salem Avalanche vs. #9 Great Falls Voyagers
#5 Island Empire 66ers vs. #12 Wichita Wingnuts

#4 Savannah Sand Gnats vs. #13 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Tomorrow's matchups are: #6 Dayton Dragons vs. #11 Evansville Otters, #3 Midland RockHounds vs. #14 Visalia Oaks, #7 Orange County Flyers vs. #10 Long Beach Armada, #2 Jamestown Jammers vs. #15 Syracuse Chiefs and #1 Modesto Nuts vs. #16 Lexington Legends.

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