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Yet another reason why Mike Veeck, owner of the minor league independent St. Paul Saints, is my favorite executive in baseball.
Just to remind you, Veeck -- son of the single greatest owner in sports history, Bill Veeck, owner of the Chicago White Sox -- is the man who has so far brought you:
Recently, he offered up a doozy: Souvenir Cup Night. Only these weren't your usual cups. These were cup cups. You know? The kind catchers wear? The kind I'm wearing right now as I type.
The first 2,500 Saints fans (male and female) received one. Recipients were warned that the "cups were not ideal for the serving of cold or hot beverages." Got it.
"This year's been a kick in the shorts for many hard-working Americans," said Veeck. "This is the least we could do."