November 2023 Party in the Back Podcast

The undisputed emperor of MILB wackiness Ben Hill joins host Jon Cudo for the November 2023 Party in the Back. 

The undisputed emperor of MILB wackiness Ben Hill joins host Jon Cudo for the November 2023 Party in the Back. 

Ben has visited 186 Minor League parks, seen it all and done it all, dressing up in LIVE Races, taking part in countless minute to win its, guests on team broadcasts and a frequent in-field groundskeeping water hose holder. 

Ben travels the country each year checking out MILB teams from coast to coast for his award-winning column on 

He joins to talk about alternate identities like the Eugene Exploding Whales, food as promotion and how a Keg of Beer may be the essential ingredient to a productive brainstorming session.

Plus some Best of Award Nominations for 2023 and thoughts on the new baseball documentary The Saint of Second Chances on Netflix.

Thanks for listening and sharing the podcast.  

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  • Last Month on the Podcast: Red Wings GM Dan Mason talks about the team’s outstanding Deaf Culture Night, plus Simon Sez Impresario Steve Max quickly eliminates Host Jon Cudo on the October edition of the podcast.
  • One Year Ago on the Party in the Back Podcast: special edition of the podcast with guest Jon Long from the Newfoundland Growlers. Jon talks about the tragic loss of mascot performer Chris Abbott who passed away after over 27 years performing at Buddy the Puffin. We discuss how the team and community is moving forward in the wake of the loss. Plus Ben Hill on the year in Minor League Baseball.
  • Five Years Ago on The Podcast: Ben Hill joins the podcast to talk about the best promotions in 2018 in Minor League baseball and Cameron Hughes talk about the humble beginnings of his touring act.
  • Ten Years Ago on The Podcast: John Franzone from the Tampa Bay Lightning joins Jon Cudo for long-overdue Hockey special. John explains the focus behind the Lighting’s excellent game production as well as reviewing promotions from around the country.

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The Party in the Back Podcast:  If Sports Marketing was a mullet hairdo this podcast covers ‘The Party in the Back‘. We’ll let someone else do the data, analytics, spreadsheets and budgets… We’re talking about the FUN: In-game contests, theme nights, mascots, dancers, social media, atmosphere and giveaways. Join us at the Party in the Back for our monthly discussion with industry leaders on the fun side of Sports Marketing.

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