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Ripken's Charlotte Stone Crabs Apologizes to Yankees


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We sincerely apologize to the New York Yankees organization, the Tampa Bay Rays organization, and anyone offended by this promotion.

"On behalf of our entire organization I apologize to the New York Yankees, our affiliate club the Tampa Bay Rays, and all fans who may have taken offense," said Stone Crabs General Manager, Jared Forma. "While our intent was to raise awareness for the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition and the Salvation Army, we realize this promotion may have been offensive to many and for that we are sorry and have decided to cancel the promotion. The Stone Crabs organization has the utmost respect for the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays organizations and wishes both organizations only the best in the future."

Per the team web site, the first 500 fans get a free juice box (which they can drink or donate to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition) and any fans bringing A-Rod T-shirts, hats or other merchandise to be donated to the Salvation Army can get a free ticket.

In a photo illustration on the team's Twitter and Facebook pages, a woman is drinking from a box with this label (and, yes, with the wrong spelling of effects):

The Sports Drink

100 % Juiced

Side Affects include: tainted records, inflated ego, omission from the Hall of Fame, and more!

source - TB Times

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What a sad, politicalay correct world we live in today. I,m sure even A ROD himself saw the humor in this promotion. Loosen up folks.

This. It's a funny promotion and as current as today's headlines. You do the crime you do the time! And suffer the negative media as well! Sucks to be you, cheaters.

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