What started out as a dream, has now reached a new milestone as Eric Stangel and Justin Stangel have signed with their 10th team, the Norwich Sea Unicorns of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this organization,” said Eric. “This goes out to all the haterz who said we suck and we were just wasting everyone’s time.”
His brother Justin was just as excited. “Anyone who knows me knows I like the sea and I like unicorns. My unicorn name would be Rainbow Buttons.”
Sea Unicorns General Manager Lee Walter Jr. made things official with the Stangels on a Zoom call. The GM sealed the deal by offering Eric and Justin the opportunity to also make PA announcements during a game, something baseball historians suggest has never previously been included in a baseball contract.
The Stangels have now signed with the Portland Pickles, Cleburne Railroaders, Lake Erie Crushers, St. Paul Saints, Akron Rubberducks, Carolina Disco Turkeys, Hudson Valley Renegades, Kingsport Axmen, Spearfish Sasquatch and the Norwich Sea Unicorns.
The Sea Unicorns play their home opener Monday May 30th at 6:30 pm at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut. Tickets are available at http://goseaunicorns.com.
Video of the signing can be seen below.