Thirty-two years ago, disco officially died. It also canceled a baseball game.
Sure, 10-cent beer night in Cleveland didn’t turn out well (Oh, you mean people in Cleveland want to forget they live in one of the worst cities in America and they can get drunk for $1? Sure, what a good idea!)
But this week was the anniversary of Disco Demolition Night in Chicago, and we here like to celebrate great moments in history. This is certainly one of them. The promotion was so bad that it canceled the second game of a scheduled doubleheader between the White Sox and Detroit Tigers.
Could you even imagine letting people onto a field between games of a doubleheader? Let alone allowing them to wreck records on said field?
Sure, the White Sox historically have been known to have wacky promotional ideas, but DDN was so wonderfully awful, it is still celebrated.
Maybe the only other way it could again be relevant is if we have a Jonas Brothers Demolition Night.