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The Richmond Flying Squirrels will hold a "Salute to Scandal Night" on Thursday, Aug. 1.

(No, this is not the 1980s rock band Scandal that was fronted by Patty Smyth, but we'll bet the people involved in many of the most recent scandals would love to say "Goodbye to You" to their problems.)

Headlining the night will be $1 hot dogs available at all of the Flying Squirrels concession stands.

"Scandal night is meant to be a fun, tongue in cheek night and what hotter of a scandal right now than Anthony Weiner," said Flying Squirrels vice president and COO Todd "Parney" Parnell. "His scandal just couldn't have come at a better time in regards to the Flying Squirrels promotional calendar."

Fans in attendance will be invited that night to tweet pictures enjoying their $1 hot dogs to @GoSquirrels for the chance to win prizes. Other select fans will be invited to participate in contests between innings that pay tribute to certain celebrities who have been in the spotlight for their scandals. Some examples include the "Brett Favre Football Throw" and the "Tiger Woods Closest to the Pin Challenge." To end the night with a bang, the Flying Squirrels will have a postgame fireworks show.

The Flying Squirrels host the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox) on Thursday night in the finale of a three-game series. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Limited tickets for the upcoming homestand are available by contacting the box office at (804) 359-FUNN (3866), on-line at, or visiting the Squirrels Ticket Office at The Diamond.

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