Skip to comments.Free light bulbs -- and maybe more -- for Twins fans at Wednesday's game
Posted on 04/20/2010 1:54:37 PM PDT by DrDavid
Now here's a bright idea.
Xcel Energy is giving away compact fluorescent light bulbs to every person attending Wednesday's Minnesota Twins home game, and four of those bulbs come with free tickets to future home games this season.
The energy-efficient bulbs will be given out in recognition of Earth Day, on Thursday. They will be distributed after the night game against the Cleveland Indians, lest they go airborne in still-pristine Target Field.
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If too many are broken, then we might have to build the Twins another new stadium, or evacuate Minnepolis...
Aren’t those things pretty expensive?
Now, seriously, what do baseball, light bulbs, and the earth really have in common?
no,no ,no, . we then have to build the Vikings a new stadium and another choo-choo to get there.
At first glance such trusting reliance on glass as a safety vessel seems oddly juxtaposed against the rantings of these same people that there is no amount of concrete, steel, lead in whatever thicknesses that is safe to contain nuclear materials, but it's not. It's just not. It's just not because they say so. It's just not. The energy saved by these thingys far, far, far, outweighs any minor 'incovenience'....
I am not impressed with the flourescent bulbs, they have to be replaced just as fast.
Power Co: Here kid have a lightbulb. B-Ball Fan: It gives me a headache, could I please have a T-shirt instead?
I wonder how many tuna it would take get enough mercury for a CFL...
Perhaps, they could give out CFLs on the way into the next Metrodome event. This would conaminate the site and we would have to tear down the dome and build a new stadium...
This could end up going the way of the “Death to Disco” promotion back in the day.
Apple pie and Chevrolet?
I still don’t know where we’re supposed to dispose of these things. Once I heard about the mercury, I stopped buying them. As they burn out, I just throw them into the regular trash although I know I’m supposed to drop them into the crack of doom wearing an Andromeda Strain suit.
They will never try this at a Phillies or Yankees game.
By the time it was over they stadium would be declared a Mercury Contamination Superfund site and the EPA would have to condemn it.
These bulbs are fragile. I’m surprised that they are giving them out at a stadium, where glass beer bottles are banned.
All I can think of is that line from BASEketball, “Oh, what a terrible thing to happen on dozen-egg-night!”
Dumbest giveaway ever: mid ‘80’s, if I recall, Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. The Padres gave away baseballs signed by the Padres team.
The visiting team? The Cubbies.
A Padre hit a home run. Guess HOW MANY baseballs were thrown back onto the field. Yeah, SOMEONE wasn’t thinking!
OK, it might take second place to Assault and Battary night at Yankee stadium (they gave away mini-baseball bats once!)
Like we move from planet to planet.
Can we get any sillier?