Barbecue for Bartolo Colon’s Debut

As longtime Boston Daily readers know, we love minor league baseball. Whether it’s the Lowell Spinners dubbing the yet-unnamed red-tailed hawk the mascot of its Yankees Elimination Program or the Pawtucket Red Sox handing out donut-themed baseball cards, we come for the inventive promotions and stay for the affordable baseball.

1209499898The Paw Sox have a new gimmick that made us chuckle. It’s all-you-can-eat BBQ night on Cinco De Mayo. Which is coincidentally the night that hefty pitcher Bartolo Colon may make his first start for the team.

For $25 a head (you have to round up at least 10 friends to bring with you) you can feast upon Mexican favorites like fajitas or baseball park staples like hot dogs and hamburgers. The price of admission also gets you a general admission ticket to see how Colon performs after recovering from his strained right oblique.

Go easy on the pre-game rice and beans, Bartolo. We need you at your best. We might need you to shore up Boston’s bullpen sooner than you think.