(HUNTSVILLE) - After a comic, but half-serious effort to hire beleaguered pitcher Roger Clemens to be the club's mascot last March, Huntsville Stars General Manager Buck Rogers has proven he'll do anything to attract attention.
Now in the spirit of Bill Veeck, Rogers has made an offer to the Green Bay Packers to acquire retired-or-not quarterback Brett Favre.
The trade, if accepted, would send two Stars interns, one intern to be named after baseball's winter meetings, and a game used Matt LaPorta jersey to the Packers in exchange for Favre.
LaPorta was a Stars outfielder until being traded by Milwaukee to Cleveland for CC Sabathia.
Rogers said. "We know Favre would be an asset to our organization, and believe that the loyalty and dedication of our interns is much needed in Green Bay. Additionally, as a Wisconsinite, this trade would effectively end the distractions surrounding Favre's possible return to the Packers and allow the team to go on with their preparation for the upcoming football season."
A number of suppliers have been contacted about the possibility of bringing 'Brett Farve Waffles,' a new ice cream dessert, to the ballpark. Rogers also plans to retire Stars jersey #4 and have the future Hall-of-Famer throw out every game's honorary first pitch.
Kids will also be able to play catch with Favre on field before home games as part of the 'Brett Favre 4-play' promotion.
The Stars will provide the salary and benefits for the interns for one calendar or fiscal year, providing the Packers assume responsibility of Favre's salary for a like period of time.
If the trade is accepted, the team will petition the Southern League and Minor League Baseball in an effort to have the team's primary logo script changed from 'STARS' to 'STAVRS' for the remainder of the 2008 season.
Rogers ensured that Favre would never be traded directly to an NFC North team.