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I Don’t Mean To Get In A Huff, But Is Holding “Inhalant Abuse Night” At The Ballpark The Best Idea?


The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, are welcoming students to Prince George’s stadium for Inhalant Abuse Night on Wednesday, July 8th for their game against the Harrisburg Senators.

Is it really the best idea to encourage the young people of our country to take up huffing paint? They are likely to end up like the guy in the above photo. The worst part of it all is other Eastern League teams are partnering up with the Baysox:

“The Baysox look forward to putting aside our competitive differences with the Thunder and the Rock Cats for this program,” Baysox general manager Brian Shallcross said in a statement. “Hopefully, by working together, we can have a greater positive impact on the youth that mean so much to our communities.”

Ohhhh, I get it. According to the article, the Baysox are “are working together with the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) for the “Striking Out Inhalant Abuse” program.”

I’m sorry, but if their intent is “striking out inhalant abuse”, they should have come up with a better name than “Inhalant Abuse Night” which to me indicates that they are promoting the activity. On “So-and-So Bat Night”, teams are not trying to eliminate that player’s bats – in fact they are giving the bats away.

Not good thinking on this one, Baysox. I nearly booked a flight to Bowie for the event, wherever in the hell that town is located.

Baysox look to raise awareness on inhalant abuse [O’s On Deck]