Monday, March 24, 2008

More Fun With The Google

"Ferrous", the official mascot of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs AAA baseball club. Image credit: cropped from Iron Pigs website image by Cujo359. See Note below.

For some reason, Slobber and Spittle is the number one Google site for "bethlehem iron pigs schedule baseball". Of course, a few weeks ago I wrote an article about them, "From Pig Iron To Iron Pigs", and referred to the Bethlehem Steel plant that inspired that name. That's part of the reason.

Part of the reason is that the Iron Pigs are actually located in Allentown, which is right next door to Bethlehem (literally, they share a border), but they're not located in Bethlehem.

The other part of the reason, I think, is that you can't find any mention of their schedule on the Iron Pigs' website. Talk about amateurish site design. The first thing I'm usually interested in when I visit a team's site is the schedule. You'd think they'd understand such things and make it as easy as possible. Instead, they make you discover it by accident.

Compared to the task of finding their schedule on that website, trying to find it on a political blog named after a rabid animal might seem like a good idea. So, as the Internet's leading expert on the Iron Pigs' baseball schedule, let me pass on a bit of advice if you're having trouble. Go to their site, then enable Javascript. You'll find it in the floating menu under "Tickets".

NOTE: This should be blindingly obvious, but I'll state it anyway - this site is in no way associated with, or endorsed by, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs baseball club.

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