When it comes to ballpark giveaways, it doesn’t get much better or personal than this.
The Albuquerque Isotopes will be giving away outfielder Joc Pederson’s car to a lucky fan next week as part of an awesome giveaway. The car is a 1994 Buick Century with 166,000 miles on it and will be given away after the team’s game on Aug. 29.
The Isotopes, which is the Dodgers’ Triple-A team, had a great press release about the giveaway:
The car, nicknamed “Little Chucky,” has only 166,000 miles on it and has at least one operable window, which is really all you need. It is perfect for cruising around during the New Mexico summers with its “awesome” stereo system and lack of air conditioning. Kelly Blue Book estimates the value at nearly $1,000 (depending on if it has a full tank of gas). Little Chucky will also come with two complimentary air fresheners and whatever else Pederson forgets to clean out.
The Isotopes guarantee 100 percent that this distinctive car will carry you all the way to your next destination out of the Isotopes Park parking lot. A satisfactory safety inspection has been completed on the vehicle.
They made even more jokes about the car, saying that the lucky winner could drive away or tow away the car after the game.
Pederson is the top prospect in the Dodgers’ system and is working on a 30-30 season — he has 31 homers and 28 stolen bases this year. It won’t be long before he’ll be making the minor league minimum and able to afford a sweeter ride. Or at least one a little more reliable than Little Chucky.
You know, this is really what Alfred Morris should have done with his 1991 Mazda.