This has got to qualify as the best independent league promotion of the year. The Gary South Shore Railcats on the American Association brought in legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi to throw out the first pitch, sign autographs, and take on fans in a hamburger eating contest. In addition to those festivities Kobayashi even filmed a classic commercial for the club. All three videos below are all kinds of awesome.
Kobayashi Throws Out The First Pitch & Downs Burgers
More of the Eating Contest, Autograph Signing, and Interview
Awesome Commercial Spot