Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Minor league team plans to honor Miss Colombia with "Runner-Up Night'

In honor of Steve Harvey's colossal Miss Universe Pageant flub Sunday night, the Frisco RoughRiders, a Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, announced plans to salute plenty of other all-time great second-place finishers with “Runner-Up Night” at Dr Pepper Ballpark this spring.

Seeing a silver lining inside the universally ridiculed mishap, the RoughRiders are planning to promote an evening celebrating Miss Colombia and all other fantastic second-place finishers the world has known on April 26.

“Although it may appear that Miss Colombia has lost, she really has won,” said RoughRiders Executive Vice President and General Manager Jason Dambach. “In a world in which everyone competes to be first, we have decided to honor how special a second-place finish can be. It’s something to be proud of and celebrated.”

Although most of the hoopla surrounding the legendary goof will probably be a memory by baseball season, the Riders have extended an invitation to other famous second-placers including both Jim Kelly, Andre Reed, members of the Buffalo Bills during their four-year stretch of runner-up finishes in the Super Bowl (1991-1994) to attend the event. 

The team will celebrate other second-place finishers including Brittney Spears and Christina Aguilera (runner-up on Star Search); Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken(American Idol); Carrie Underwood and Michelle Obama (High School salutatorians); Al Gore and Mitt Romney (2000 and 2012 presidential elections); and Cowboys running back Darren McFadden (two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up).

Like all Riders home games, fans will have the chance to participate in on-field games, but on Runner-Up Night, prizes will be awarded to the second-place, not first-place, finishers. Other in-game promotions include a seat upgrade to the "Second-best seat in the house."

The club also plans to host an in-park beauty pageant throughout the game. Any fan that can prove a second-place finish in a beauty contest or pageant at any level will receive a free ticket to the game between the RoughRiders and the San Antonio Missions.

Just remember to check the spelling on the invites.

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