Much as I love my Texas Rangers, I do not live in Texas for a reason. I do not like country music. I do not like hot weather. I do not wear belt buckles. Horses sort of scare me. And although I do have something of an incredible British accent, I can’t talk Texan for the life of me. And I repeat, I do not wear belt buckles. Not even Giant belt buckles.
They are a fashion-faux pas.
They are really slightly bizarre.
So what is prompting my anti-belt buckle rampage?
Well, have you taken a look at the Giants 2011 promotions calendar?
On Saturday, July 23rd (versus the Brewers, so I may actually be there) we will be treated to Country Western Night and the first 20,000 fans get a Giants belt buckle.
Where do they come up with these ideas?
If they’d promised me a coupon for a free download of Letters from Home sung by Aubrey Huff it would have gotten the same point across, but in a preferable way. Or a DVD of The Frisco Kid, which is the only Western-ish movie I’ve even seen and that was because I am a Harrison Ford fangirl. Or something- anything- other than a belt buckle.
Anyway. The next day, also against the Brewers, is Fedora Day, where we all get free fedoras. No one looks good in fedoras except A-Rod of Cam-Rod. Even he is questionable in them.
What is it about the Brewers inspiring the Giants to bad promotions?
I’m not even going to the touch the whole Bring Your Dog Day thing. Been there, said that.