Saturday, August 8, 2009

Midget wrestling and minor league baseball? Seriously?


A friend of mine was excited at work today because he received an email notification that there would be midget wrestling last night in North Little Rock at an Arkansas Travelers game.

No. You really can’t make up stuff like this. Here is the relevant part of that aforementioned email:

“The show you definitely don’t want to miss…MIDGET WRESTLING makes its final appearance of the 2009 baseball season presented by Midtown Billiards, The Edge, CW Arkansas and Fox 16. L’il Kato and Puppet ‘The Psycho Dwarf’ will battle for the World Heavyweight Midget Wrestling Championship at 6:45 p.m. in the squared circle at home plate!”

My friend called me from the game, declared the event “awesome” and shot some video on his iPhone that I can watch at the office on Monday. Sadly I couldn’t make it out to see some midget wrestling and I’m not sure whether L’il Kato or Puppet ‘The Psycho Dwarf’ won the event.

It doesn’t matter that much, really. I just feel I missed out on something unusual and more than a bit entertaining. I’ve been an Arkansan my entire life but some things that happen in this state still surprise me.

Midget wrestling before an Arkansas Travelers baseball game. Wow.


Robin said...

I didn't think they still had midget wrestling! Is that even "politically correct" to say these days? Sounds better than "little people" wrestling though!


The Natural State Hawg said...

Robin -- Well, Arkansans have never been known for giving a hoot about what's politically correct, I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

Cold Eth would appreciate the fact that it was Hendrix Night at the Travelers. said...

I though the Arkansas Travelers draw well enough without having to resort to these kind of tactics.

Can you say Bill Veeck?


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Harrison said...

Those little guys made it to the big time.

The Natural State Hawg said...

Paul -- You do have a point. However, isn't this just the kind of thing we expect from minor league ball?

Harrison -- That's right -- don't sell 'em short...