PENSACOLA, Fla., - The Pensacola Blue Wahoos and the Biloxi Shuckers have made a deal that would send delicious seafood to either Front Office. The deal all depends on clinching the Southern League South Division First Half.
With only two series left in the first half of the season, the Blue Wahoos are in good position to clinch the Southern League South division. If the Blue Wahoos can hang on to and win the division, the Shuckers have agreed to send a bushel of oysters to Pensacola. If the Shuckers, who are currently three games behind, can make a climb and win the division, Pensacola will send Biloxi ten pounds of wahoo. If neither team wins the division, the deal would become void.
"As everyone knows, there is nothing better than sitting back and enjoying some oysters on Pensacola Beach," said Griffith. "Our front office looks forward to enjoying this gift soon."
"We are so confident in the Shuckers that we have spotted Pensacola a three-game lead in this challenge, "said Arnold. "The Blue Wahoos like to brag about how fierce a Wahoo is, but they must not be too fierce as the only time I've seen one has been on my dinner plate."
The deal was agreed upon between Shuckers GM Chuck Arnold and Blue Wahoos President Jonathan Griffith. The deal is all in good fun, but it will make competition even more important. The agreement will be completed upon clinching of series.
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