Beavers are in the news in the state capitol and a minor league baseball team has some fun.
John Baer, Daily News Political Columnist
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)
JB: You're gonna love this, boss. News about beavers and baseball!
BE: Two of my favorite subjects.
JB: Oh, I know. And, in case you missed it, among the more bizarre doings in your state capital were reports late last week that the recent water/toilet crisis in the city could have been caused by beavers gnawing through a water main.
BE: They can be pesky critters.
JB: And all the rage in the Burg. So the city's minor league baseball team, the Harrisburg Senators, a Washington Nationals farm team, was quick to cash in on beavermania.
BE: A free big-teeth giveaway?
JB: Better. Free tickets to last night's game against the Altoona Curve.
BE: For anyone with big teeth, flat tail and covered with fur?
JB: No siree. These free box seat tickets were available to anyone whose last name is Beaver or who lives in Beaver, Pa. or -- and I love this part -- whose name is Cleaver.
BE: As is the Cleaver family from "Leave it to Beaver." Marketing genius!
JB: Oh, it gets better. The team offered a box seat for just $5 for anyone name Theodore, Wally, June or Ward....AND any graduate of Beaver College.
BE: Ahhh, Beaver College.
JB: Yeah, I know, but they changed the name back in `01 to Arcadia. A real loss.
BE: Now where are students going to learn to gnaw through water mains?
JB: Excellent question. Maybe they can start by practicing their Grrrrrs.
(PS: Senators lost to the Curve 8-7; no word on how the metal-chewing beavers are doing.)