The IronPigs have announced a press conference for Tuesday morning at Coca Cola Park. The only clue we are given is that they will, “Raise the Stakes.”
Raise the Stakes huh? Well, I was driving down Rt. 22 the other night and observed two over sized trailers pulling giant slabs of preformed concrete. Could the IronPigs be literally, raising, something? Could the (I forget who the sponsor is) Trough be raised up? Could there be a platform above or around other existing areas? Could there be a (gasp) 3rd level to the seating bowl? A theoretical, Clubby Club level for those in want of extreme luxury?
It could also mean raising the stakes of the Iron Rail trophy wager. Being one of only two wagers (known to me) and only active wager, that the IronPigs as an organization have accepted. Could the folks up in Scranton Wilkes Barre have tired of seeing IronPigs’ General Manager Kurt Landes singing and want more? Obvious enough, but not sure.
I have to admit that Raising the Stakes brings up some fun childhood memories. One of my Uncles once tried to sell “Tomato Steaks” meaning “Tomato Stakes.” Perhaps the IronPigs have made a spelling/word usage error as well.
Could the IronPigs be changing their trademark, their logo, their theme since 2007? Could they literally mean they will begin “Raising the Steaks?”
They have experimented with our bovine friends in the past.. with the ill fated cow plop contest.. but could Steak be the new Bacon?
Could all of the anti-bacon pressure have worked? Are we moving leaner and healthier, albeit in baby steps to satisfy the masses?
The Lehigh Valley Steer? The Lehigh Valley Cows? The Lehigh Valley Herders? For Star Wars night I can already see a LV Scruffy Nerfherder theme.. so many beefy options.. perhaps more of a marketing opportunity than a pig. Would they? That baseball team out in Reading did it. Although Ostrich, I hear is more healthy than beef.. Could you imagine the IronPigs not being the IronPigs?
I doubt it, but couldn’t let the chance to rib my cousin (who actually made the sign for my uncle) just one more time.
I wonder what DiPro, Decal and Kram think about this?