Eric and Justin Stangel considered themselves lucky to sign their first one-day contract with a baseball team. That streak continued this week when they inked a deal with their 11th team, the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes of the Prospect League.
Andrew Miller, the Emperor of Engagement for the Illinois squad made it official on a zoom call which featured a lively discussion of a contest to name a new team beer. Fans can submit names and win prizes by going to the website here
Miller was excited about the team’s 2023 season which runs from June to August. Season ticket plans are available at Shoesbaseball.com.
“I can’t believe we have signed with 11 baseball teams. The truth is, no one should have signed us. It shows a terrible lack of judgment,” said Eric Stangel, who hasn’t played in a baseball game since his days at Camp Half Moon For Boys.
“Shh, I’m trying to come up with names for the beer,” said Justin Stangel.
As part of the deal, Miller will allow the Stangels to face 90 mile per hour pitching.
“The pitching at Camp Half Moon For Boys was probably around 30, so it’s pretty close,” said Eric.
Justin Stangel retorted, “Seriously, I can’t think of beer names if you keep asking me questions.”
Video of the signing can be seen below.