I Love Lucy fans ticked off at Tampa Bay Devil Rays
I think it's a safe bet that's a headline I never thought I'd write and will never write again.
Two Tampa Bay Devil Rays fans are angry at the team for a contest held at the baseball stadium on June 23. The contest was to dress as '50s icons, and Bob Phibbs and Christine Sullivan went all out and dressed like Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, even down to the detailed costumes from an episode and bongo drums. They didn't win, however. The judges gave the prize to a woman and a kid who dressed in standard period wear. And this is why the couple is angry. They say the winners didn't follow the rules of dressing like an icon, and that they should either be disqualified or, at the very least, Phibbs and Sullivan should be given first prize too (they came in third - the first prize is a trip to NYC and tickets to a Yankees game and a Broadway show).
Sullivan does have the quote of the day though. She thinks that the others won because of the kid, and she says that "I'll bring five little Rickeys with me if that's what it'll take."
Oh, what did they win for coming in third? Two tickets to the Whitney Bank Club at the stadium, a copy of Don Zimmer's book, and a Sha Na Na DVD. Wow, I guess they've run out of prizes to give to third place contestants in Florida.