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Akron schedules “Brian Williams’ Pants-on-Fire Night”

Akron RubberDucksRiffing off the news: the Akron RubberDucks (Class AA; Eastern League) have scheduled “Brian Williams’ Pants-on-Fire Night” for April 27.

“Monday, April 27 is national ‘Tell a Story Day’ and we could not think of a better storyteller,” said RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander in a press release. “We thought this would be a fun, tongue-in-cheek night for our fans.”

The night will feature an array of storytelling-related fun. Highlights include:

  • First 100 fans will receive a pair of suspenders upon entering Canal Park
  • On-field contests, including “To Tell the Truth” and “Two Truths & a Brian Williams,” also known as “Two Truths and a Lie”
  • In honor of National Tell a Story Day, a fan named Brian Williams will read tall tales
  • A between-inning chance for fans to audition to be the next television news anchor on the video board, with the fan-voted winner’s video sent to NBC
  • A pair of pants from Brian Williams will be burned in a “pants on fire” ceremony
  • Any fan in attendance named Brian Williams will have a chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch

Williams, of course, is the NBC Nightly News anchor suspended for six months for telling falsehoods about an Iraqi War incident.

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