Free Compost Night Might Be Baseball's Best Promotion Yet

Player signing ball, representing giveaways like Free Compost Night
Player signing ball, representing giveaways like Free Compost Night

The staid game of baseball has a wacky underbelly, visible when the teams hold giveaway nights. Fans have become used to (and perhaps grown callous of) bobbleheads, free food or dance competitions. A new promotion by the Seattle Mariners, Free Compost Night, might pique the interest of green fans, though; the team is giving away bags of compost made from the trash generated during the ball games.

The compost, made of recycled paper, food and other garbage strewn around Safeco Field, will be processed by local Cedar Grove Composting, and given out at several games during the year. (If the Mariners don't play better this year, the compost might also contain little pieces of well-chewed mitts and bats.)