Kenosha Kingfish (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) GM Jake McGhee is guaranteeing a win next Monday night and will sleep in the Bambino, the boat built into the Simmons Field home-run fence, if the team loses.
Fans will also receive a ticket to a future game if the team loses. But McGhee will be sleeping in the Bambino should the team wins, continuing to do so until the team loses out of superstition. Says McGhee, “I always dreamt that I would one day have a beautiful yacht to live on. The Bambino is beyond my wildest expectations.”
Also appearing for the Monday home game: David “The Bullet” Smith, more commonly referred to as the “Human Cannonball.” Having appeared on Season 7 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, the Human Cannonball has been defying the odds since 2003. During his appearance on the 30th he will be launching from the outfield toward home plate.
Meanwhile, the Kingfish have also made a change in the front office, naming Nick Heyerdahl as the team’s new assistant general manager. Heyerdahl started with the Kingfish as a Corporate Account Manager where he focused primarily on outside ticket sales, which included meetings with CEO’s and decision-makers regarding employee outings and client entertainment. In his new position, Heyerdahl will be overseeing the part-time staff, aiding in stadium operations, focusing on fan experience at home games and continuing his large role in corporate sales.
Prior to his time with the Kingfish, Heyerdahl completed an Operations Internship with the Madison Mallards in 2012 and assumed the role of Marketing Manager in 2013. Heyerdahl graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Organizational Communication and a minor in Marketing. He is originally from Janesville, Wisconsin.
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