Yesterday, Stewart announced he will retiring from The Daily Show after 16 years. It didn’t take long for an MiLB to seize on the news for a promotional opportunity.
Here’s the press release from the Thunder:
Last night, Mercer County native Jon Stewart (Lawrence, NJ) announced his plans to leave Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” after a historic run as the show’s anchor for over 16 years. Stewart mentioned that he had looked forward to having dinner on a school night with his family and that he had heard from multiple sources that they “are lovely people.”
Your Thunder proudly extend an official invitation to Mr. Stewart to enjoy a game in the family-friendly environment of ARM & HAMMER Park.
Stewart, a well-known Mets fan, is welcome to attend the Binghamton Mets’ only visit to ARM & HAMMER Park during a four-game series beginning on July 23. That weekend the Thunder will giveaway CC Sabathia bobbleheads presented by TD Bank (July 24 to the first 2,000 fans ages 14 and over) and have two opportunities to watch fireworks shows (July 23 and 25). On Sunday July 26, the first 1,000 fans (age 14 and over) through the gate will get a duffle bag, and after the game, kids can run the bases courtesy of TD Bank.
“When Mr. Stewart mentioned looking forward to spending more evenings with his family, I could not think of a better option than attending a Thunder game,” said Thunder General Manager Will Smith. “I challenge any New Jersey resident to find a more family-friendly experience than a game at ARM & HAMMER Park. We would whole-heartedly welcome Jon Stewart and his family to attend a Thunder game and throw out our Ceremonial First Pitch.”
Of course, the Stewart family may select a game that better matches their schedule if they are unable to attend the series against Binghamton in July.