Philly.com reports that MLB’s Fun Police have struck again, sending a last-minute cease and desist letter to a team competing in tomorrow’s Red Bull Flugtag. The team had planned on
crashing flying their sweet Phanatic craft into the Delaware River, but since the team will end up making money on the endeavor, MLB has stepped in to prevent Red Bull from letting the team compete with the craft. The product of months of work, and about $3000 in materials, will now be piloted head-less to avoid any legal action.
Understandably, pilot Adam Denard is pissed, and has a choice quote to boot: “This is my city, Major League Baseball! My Phillies! My Phillie Phanatic! You are a bunch of freaking nerds!” Clearly, their mistake was putting the “P” on the cap.
By the way, if you’re at the Flugtag tomorrow, give me a shout and say hey. I’ll most likely be black-out drunk!
UPDATE: Julie Jones, leader of squad Phlyin’ Phanatics, chimed in down there in the comments to let us know how to help:
Thank you for the overwhelming support. WE are truly touched. The prize is a trip to the red bull race in the US next year, hang gliding or skydiving. No cash. We are allowed to fly with major modifications. Text ‘Team2″ after 2pm today to RBULL (72855) for us to win the People’s Choice.
DO IT. Early and often, people.
Even if you don’t care about flugtags and/or Red Bull, this is about JUSTICE!
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