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Rascals to mark O.J. Simpson anniversary with Sports Criminals Night

May 23, 2004 - Frontier League (FL) - River City Rascals News Release

It started with a Ford Bronco slow speed chase and it ended with “The Trial of the Century.” As the O.J. Simpson saga nears its 10th anniversary, the River City Rascals of the Frontier League will remember this historical event and other infamous sports notables with Sports Criminals Night on Tuesday June 2nd at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon, Missouri.

A special trivia contest will be held in-between innings over the course of the 7:05pm game with the winner receiving airfare and hotel to Jamaica. The game also has a special twist designed to let one fan potentially ‘steal’ the big prize from another.

“T.R. Hughes Ballpark will be transformed into a virtual prison for the night, but we’re making sure that everyone has a great time,” said Phil Giubileo, Rascals Director of Broadcasting and originator of the night. “True crime is a phenomenon with networks like Court TV and popular crime documentary shows, so in a strange way this night will celebrate how these sports criminals and suspects have changed the media.”

Every inning one lucky fan will get to answer a trivia question and win the chance to go to ‘Dugout Jail’ to watch the game from the Rascals dugout for an inning.

Fans who wear jerseys of any pro athlete convicted of a crime will also receive a free general admission ticket to the game as well as anyone who presents a sports card of a convicted pro athlete at the ticket window. A special “jailhouse” menu special will be available for fans who want the full jailhouse experience.

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