BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - It's minor league baseball's offseason but the Eastern League is at work in Binghamton. Wednesday kicked off the league's annual meetings where teams present and trade ideas of what worked and what didn't work this season.
"We're talking about the 'BingItHome' campaign," said Rumble Ponies Owner John Hughes. "Obviously, a lot of interest in that. People were kind of taken by surprise that the low guy on the totem pole came out swinging and got the Eastern League All-Star Game. A lot of people want to know exactly how that was put together."
"We're pretty fun and crazy in Erie," said Erie Seawolves President Greg Coleman. "So, one of the things we do is we have our account executive wear a big giant inflatable ball and battle other people in big giant inflatable balls. It's as good as Mayweather and McGregor."
"I like wrestling," said Richmond Flying Squirrels Vice President & COO Todd Parnell. "So, I like Binghamton's wrestling promotion that they did. I think that's pretty cool."
On what the goal of the Eastern League meetings is:
"Our role as minor league baseball teams is to be an asset to the community," said Hughes. "To be something where people can come and have a respite from life, and just come out to the ballpark. Our job is to give them that, so doing that the best way we can, that's all goal."
The Eastern League meetings continue on Thursday.