Not all commercial tie-ins are bad. The San Diego Padres have come up with a good one. If a Padres player hits a homer into a can of paint, $500,000 goes to charity. The local paint company has erected a 10-foot paint can 376 feet from home plate. I like it. I'd like it even better if players from both team were eligible. And how long before a giant cup of Budweiser appears at Busch Stadium?
Perhaps we could bring this to Canada, eh? But instead of baseball use the leaders of the five major parties [note to Kieran Green: yes, Liz May is welcome for this one] and the one who asks the ditziest question gets dumped into a giant Timmy's double double.