Miracle: Turning water into promotion

Twins' Class A Adv. team pokes fun at thirsty Florida senator

By Andrew Pentis / Special to MLB.com | February 14, 2013 12:41 PM ET

Of the many Minor League teams stationed in Florida, one is not letting the state's most visible senator off the hook.

Class A Advanced Twins affiliate Fort Myers announced Thursday it would be hosting "a Marco Rubio water bottle giveaway night" at Hammond Stadium this coming season.

Sen. Rubio, a Republican leader, became an Internet sensation Tuesday night when he interrupted his party's live response to President Obama's State of the Union speech to grab a sip from a glass of water.

The Fort Myers Miracle's announcement is the latest in a litany of ripped-from-the-headlines promotions planned this offseason: Class A Advanced San Jose made light of the strange Manti Te'o tale, and Class A Lake County made its first pitch to cyclist Lance Armstrong. (See and vote in our related poll to the right.)

As part of the Rubio-themed night, for which a date wasn't specified, the Miracle plan to distribute free water bottles to fans and give ticket-holders a chance to recreate Rubio's TV moment. There will also be a mid-game rain dance as well as a park-wide game of Marco Polo.

Andrew Pentis is a contributor to MLB.com and writes the Prospective Blog. Follow him on Twitter at AndrewMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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