The Class A West Michigan Whitecaps win the "Dumb Idea Award" this week for a promotional stunt in which they allowed kids -- some as young as five, some as old as 12 -- to trample each other in a mad outfield dash for airborne money.
Some of the kids were injured. At least one went to the hospital. Apparently, nobody saw it coming.
The idea to have a promotion where kids scramble for cash thrown from a helicopter is stupid enough. But leave it to team spokeswoman Katie Kroft to twist the knife a bit more.
"It's for fun and games," she told The Associated Press."This is why we have everybody sign a waiver."
OK. Just so long as the team is absolved of any legal responsibility. We can be assured that the Whitecaps will also have everybody sign waivers when they have "Lawn Dart Night" and the "Running With Scissors Infield Relay."