It was announced on SportsNation, but now it’s official.
Eric and Justin Stangel have signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Disco Turkeys of the All-American Amateur Baseball Association. The Disco Turkeys, who are in their inaugural season, made a smart decision to bring on two people considered by many to be “good clubhouse guys.”
Team President and co-owner Greg Sullivan offered the Stangels a contract with an interesting perk. Show up this season at Truist Stadium in Winston-Salem and Eric and Justin will each get one of their world famous turkey legs. According to a google search, that has never been included in a baseball contract before.
“When you put in the kind of work we have put in and then the call comes in, you can’t believe it. What an honor to be part of the inaugural roster of this Disco Turkeys squad. It’s humbling,” said first baseman Eric.
“I like turkey,” said Justin.
The Disco Turkeys are a hit locally and nationally. The team has already connected with their community, scheduling events for locals to meet the players. And their funky jersey logo has gotten a strong reaction online. Fans can purchase items from the Fowl Territory Team Store at www.carolina-disco-turkeys.myshopify.com
This is the 6th team the Stangels have signed with, following the Portland Pickles, Cleburne Railroaders, Lake Erie Crushers, St. Paul Saints, and Akron RubberDucks. Their story was featured on SportsNation on ESPN+.
Exclusive footage of the signing can be seen below.