MLB HAS BEANIE GIVEAWAY TO FANS AT COORS AS A SIGN OF THANKS
MLB will offer Beanie Babies as souvenirs to everyone
attending the All-Star Game, July 7 at Coors Field. MLBP
President Bob Gamgort said that the non-sponsored giveaway
is "really just a thank-you for fans" (BRANDWEEK, 6/15).
IS FAD COOLING? In Phoenix, the D'Backs gave away 6,000
Beanie Babies on Sunday, and "long lines" formed outside
Bank One Ballpark before the gates opened in anticipation
(AZ DAILY STAR, 6/15). But in N.Y., Dave Saltonstall wrote
that nearly two years after Beanie Babies "became a national
craze," the toys "are suffering something of a backlash,
with some stores refusing to sell them and many collectors
predicting their imminent demise" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/14).