Worst MLB promotional event: Disco Demolition Night or 10 Cent Beer Night? | The Tylt
Worst MLB promotional event: Disco Demolition Night or 10 Cent Beer Night?
There's nothing wrong with hating a music. Taking the effort to destroy an entire genre is taking it a little extreme. After throwing a Disco Night at Comiskey Park, the powers that be decided having an anti-disco night would be a great idea. It was not.
Many people designate the promotion as the Night Disco Died. The genre began decline quickly, and never recovered. Others looked at the event was racial and homophobic based. Either way, being tied to the death of a genre, is no way for a promotion to end.
Let's do the math. Thousands of people + ten cent beer = ? That is correct! (A really bad freakin' idea.)
In response to Texas Rangers manager Billy Martin teasing Cleveland Indians fans for their lack of support of their team, the team offered a 10 cent beer night promotion to entice fans to come to the game, and prove Martin wrong. Not only did they prove Martin wrong by showing up over 25,000 strong, they gave the city a black eye with a riot for the ages.
After a fan ran onto the field attempting the steal the cap of a player, Martin sent out his team with bats to protect their teammates thinking he was being attacked. Hundreds of fans rushed the field with everything from knives to bottles to confront the Rangers. When players lives are in danger because of a promotion, you know management messed up. This is head and shoulders the worst MLB promotion ever.