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Bad idea promos: Orioles to have doormat giveaway in April (pic)

The Baltimore Orioles on Thursday announced the “Promotions & Special Events” calendar for the 2017 MLB season. While teams have come up with quirky and even questionable promotional giveaways in the past, the Orioles “welcome” mock and ridicule with one particular giveaway.

In an arguably questionable decision, the Orioles announced via Twitter a doormat giveaway for April 22.

Keeping in mind the less literal meaning of the word “doormat,” the Orioles may regret this early-season giveaway if things head south and the team finds itself in the AL East cellar as spring turns into summer.

To be fair, though, the Orioles apparently are referring to it as a welcome mat giveaway, not a doormat giveaway. But subtlety has never been the strength troglodytic social media wisenheimers.

Good luck with this one, Orioles.

[The Big Lead]