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Greensboro Grasshoppers to host Jim Boeheim (No) Value Night

Posted March 10

— Following Syracuse's opening-game ACC Tournament loss in New York, the Orange's coach Jim Boeheim had some pointed criticism of Greensboro, North Carolina.

"There's no value in playing in Greensboro. None," Boeheim said. "It's there because the league's been there and the office is there and they have 150 people that the ACC needs. That's why it's there.

"It should not be there."

Boeheim's comments, now well-documented, drew a fiery response from Greensboro's official Twitter account, but now another organization is taking aim at the comment: Minor League Baseball.

The Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Class A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, will offer Jim Boeheim (No) Value Night on Tuesday, April 11. According to the Grasshoppers' website, fans with a valid Syracuse, New York driver's license will receive:

–a free ticket

–$20 in food and beverage vouchers

–pre-game meet and greet with retired Hall of Fame Bat Dog and Miss Babe Ruth

The Grasshoppers will also honor Boeheim with the "Whine of the Game," which is sponsored by Carolina Pediatrics of the Triad.

"Contrary to what Jim Boeheim thinks, Greensboro is a great place and we want to show off our city, our ballpark and our southern hospitality to our friends from Syracuse. We know that not all of them are whiners and grouches like their basketball coach," said Grasshoppers Team President and General Manager Donald Moore.

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  • Frank Curcio Mar 10, 12:54 p.m.
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    Adding Syracuse and the other schools was necessary to keep up in the arms race that college athletics has become. No other major conference stayed at 8 or 9 members and the ACC, while special, wasn't so special that it would have continued to prosper without expanding.

  • Arron Lee Mar 10, 12:24 p.m.
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    Honestly, I don't think there was ever any value in letting Syracuse into the ACC. I still detest the conference expansion and think Greensboro is where the tournament should be. Miss the old ACC, just not the same now.

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