Minor league team clarifies why it apologized booking Corey Feldman
Corey Feldman managed to get his name in the news — albeit in a minor, unflattering manner (is there any other way?) — when his scheduled appearance at a recent game for the State College Spikes, the Short Season-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, went awfully awry (video here). So much so, in fact, that the Spikes issued a formal apology on social media for the bizarre appearance by the former child actor-turned-train wreck.
Statement from the Spikes on last night's Corey Feldman appearance pic.twitter.com/mvU8yJBoAE
— State College Spikes (@SCSpikes) July 20, 2015
This prompted Feldman to fire back at the team, arguing on Twitter that his appearance “was the most unprofessional event I’ve done.” Harsh words, to put it mildly.
Given the team-said, he-said back-and-forth between the Spikes and Feldman, Scott Walker, the team’s likely befuddled general manager, felt compelled to expand upon the original release and explain exactly why the Spikes need to issue the apology in the first place … other than, you know, booking Feldman in the first place. Because in hindsight, the mere act of inviting Corey Feldman is a prime example of a “Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?” kind of epic gaffe.
On Tuesday, Spikes general manager Scott Walker clarified the apology saying, “We are not apologizing for the content of Feldman’s performance.” According to Walker, the team apologized because Feldman didn’t do what he was expected to do — meet with fans, appear on the field and sign autographs during the game.
In addition, the Spikes weren’t originally expecting Feldman’s appearance to include a musical performance. And Walker says Feldman didn’t sign autographs until after he finished singing, long after that night’s game had ended.
So, in other words, Feldman’s behavior was grossly unpredictable and somewhat erratic? That’s a shocker, especially given his track record.