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Baseball fans get Battle Creek Bombers tattoos, free tickets

July 30, 2018 GMT
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Russ Byers, 67, right, gets his free Moe Skeeter tattoo from Cereal City Tattoo co-owner Tom Smith before a Battle Creek Bombers baseball game in Battle Creek, Mich., Tattoos were part of a promotion for the southern Michigan team that plays in the Northwoods League and features top college players. Pairs of lifelong tickets went to the first 12 fans to participate. (Bill Broderick/Battle Creek Enquirer via AP)
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Russ Byers, 67, right, gets his free Moe Skeeter tattoo from Cereal City Tattoo co-owner Tom Smith before a Battle Creek Bombers baseball game in Battle Creek, Mich., Tattoos were part of a promotion for the southern Michigan team that plays in the Northwoods League and features top college players. Pairs of lifelong tickets went to the first 12 fans to participate. (Bill Broderick/Battle Creek Enquirer via AP)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Fans of the Battle Creek Bombers lined up overnight to get a free Bombers tattoo — and free tickets for life to watch the baseball team.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports the tattoos were part of a Bombers Tattoo Day promotion for the southern Michigan team of that plays in the Northwoods League and features top college players. They were inked to mark the team’s 12th year in Battle Creek.

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Russ Byers got in line at Cereal City Tattoo and Piercing on Friday evening to have a chance to be the first to get a tattoo on Saturday morning. Pairs of lifelong tickets went to the first 12 fans to participate. The 67-year-old Byers says it’s his first tattoo, but he’s big fan and had “no hesitancy” about it.

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Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com