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Tue Mar 10, 2020, 05:16 PM

Minor league baseball team cancels 'OJ Trial Night' following backlash

The Charleston RiverDogs, a minor-league baseball team in South Carolina and Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have removed an "OJ Trial Night" promotion that was slated for late May. The decision came in response to backlash the team received for announcing the promo, which was going to highlight both O.J. Simpson's 1995 murder trial and orange juice.

"After taking a step back and having further reflection on the overall message that was being conveyed, it was the responsible thing to do," team president Dave Echols told the Post and Courier.

The night, which was originally scheduled for May 26, was promoted as a "juicy spin" on the most famous trial of the 20th century. Based on the event description, that phrase was meant to be a pun with the joke being that fans would get asked questions about orange juice. This is how the evening was described:

The trial of the century gets a juicy new spin. We will finally receive the verdict that everyone has been waiting for pulp or no pulp?.

Fans will act as our jury, voting with custom paddles to reach verdicts on various topics throughout the night. The eyes of the nation will be upon us. Fans will receive an "OJ Trial" shirt upon entering the stadium. If the shirt don't fit, you must see if we have a different size.
https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/minor-league-baseball-team-cancels-oj-trial-night-following-backlash/


To quote Jerry Seinfeld: "Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?".

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Tue Mar 10, 2020, 05:25 PM

1. Those "ad wizards" aren't like to move up. Better try another career path.

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Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:37 PM

2. The players could pretend their gloves don't fit.

It would entertain at least one judge in America.

Otherwise, it's in really poor taste.

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