If your ever in Southern California during the baseball season, make sure you get to a Lake Elsinore Storm game. These folks put on one of the best game day experiences in all of minor league baseball. From Charlie Sheen Night (complete with a Charlie Sheen Bobblehead giveaway), to the Grounds Crew Gorilla’s in game antics to All You Can Eat Wacky Weenie Wednesdays and so much more the Storm continue to draw fans in droves to Lake Elsinore Diamond to see the San Diego Padres High-A affiliate play. The Storm are among the teams up for the 2011 Larry MacPhail Award for outstanding promotional work that will be awarded at the 2011 Baseball Winter Meetings in Dallas. The video below is a highlight reel of the team’s marketing and promotions initiatives from the 2011 season and is a blast to watch.
The Lake Elsinore Storm’s Grounds Crew Gorilla, who had an epic battle with former Los Angles Dodgers and current Seattle Mariners outfielder Trayvon Robinson back in 2009 (see the second and third videos below), debuted a new act tonight during the Storm’s game Tuesday against the Inland Empire 66ers. He throws jumps through a barrier, barrel rolls down a large berm, and then drops another five or six feet onto the field, and still finds the energy to do the worm. Someone give the Gorilla a raise. Be sure to watch his battle with Trayvon “Gorilla Killa” Robinson if you haven’t seen it. It’s awesome.