Disco Demolition Night - Failure Museum

Disco Demolition Night

Disco Demolition Night was a MLB promotion on Thursday, July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, that ended in a riot. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doublehe ...

Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL) - Failure Museum

Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

The Brooklyn Dodgers played in the NFL from 1930 to 1943. Its home games were played at Ebbets Field, also the home of MLB's Brooklyn Dodgers. 

Dodgers Baseball Giveaway - Failure Museum

Dodgers’ Baseball Giveaway

In 1995, the Dodgers had a promotion where it gave out 15K baseballs. Fans didn't like some calls from the umpires leading to the field being flooded with baseballs and the game being forfeited.

Bobby Bonilla - Failure Museum

Bobby Bonilla’s Mets Contract

The Mets released Bonilla in January 2000 but were still on the hook for his $5.9 million salary that season. Believing they were poised to make a significant profit through their investments with Bernie Madoff, Mets ownership instead agreed to defe ...

Crazy Crab - Failure Museum

Crazy Crab mascot of the SF Giants

With fans not having much reason to show up to Candlestick Park in 1984, the Giants and its copywriters introduced the Crazy Crab, a proto-Gritty crustacean designed to be hated. The season's tagline was "Hang in There" was they were the worst tea ...

Enron Field - Failure Museum

Enron Field

In 1999, Enron paid $100 million over 30 years to name the Houston Astros ballpark. After the Enron scandal of 2001, the Astros and the bankrupt Enron came to an agreement to end the deal and rename the stadium in February 2002, which is now called ...

New York Mets 2023 - Failure Museum

New York Mets 2023

In 2023, the Mets had the highest payroll in MLB history at $374.7 million requiring them to pay an additional record $101 million luxury tax. They finished fourth in the NL East at 75-87 in the most expensive flop in baseball history.

Angels Cheerleaders - Failure Museum

Angels

Disney acquired the Angels in 1996 after creating the NHL expansion team, The Mighty Ducks, in 1992. Disney later sold both teams as they realized it was outside their core competency to operate sports teams. Disney unsuccessfully introduced cheer ...

10 cent beer night - Failure Museum

Ten Cent Beer Night

In 1974, the "Ten Cent Beer Night" promotion by the Cleveland Indians was meant to improve attendance by offering cups of beer for just 10 cents, a substantial discount on the regular price of 65 cents. There was a limit of six beers per purchase b ...

Herb Washington - Failure Museum

Herb Washington

From 1974-1975, Herb was the A's designated runner. He had no professional baseball experience and wasn't asked to develop other baseball skills. This 1975 Topps baseball card is the only baseball card ever released that uses the "pinch runner" po ...