In light of recent remarks from Syracuse men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim, the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low A; Sally League) have announced Jim Boeheim (No) Value Night. The promotion, which will be held on April 11, is announced after Boeheim stated, among other candid remarks, that there is “no value” in playing the ACC tournament in Greensboro.
As part of the promotion, all fans with a valid Syracuse, NY Driver’s License will be given a free ticket, $20 in food and beverage vouchers, and a pre-game meet and greet with retired Hall of Fame Bat Dog, Miss Babe Ruth, for the 7:00 PM game against the Delmarva Shorebirds.
“Contrary to what Jim Boeheim thinks, Greensboro is a great place and we want to show off our city, our ballpark and our southern hospitality to our friends from Syracuse. We know that not all of them are whiners and grouches like their basketball coach,” said Grasshoppers team president and general manager Donald Moore.
Boeheim will be honored during the “Whine of the Game” that night sponsored by Carolina Pediatrics of the Triad. “We may invite the coach to attend, although his presence will bring us no value, none,” Moore continued. “I suspect he may already have plans to be at a game in New York, Washington, or Atlanta that evening and unable to come.”