The Lake Elsinore Storm, a baseball team, took the mickey out of Michael Jackson last night, when they appeared at their home stand.
They named the occasion the "King of Pop-Beat it Night". Fans were given a medical mask and white glove; the team mascot, Thunder, than appeared in gold shin guards and a rhinestone glove.
Jackson's music was played over the PA system, and members of Storm front office performed Thriller between innings.
There was a Neverland Ranch petting zoo, which contained stuffed animals. There was a "live" interview with Jackson, which in fact was a cunning re edit of old video clips and interviews.
Fans threw baby dolls and attempted to catch them in strollers on the third base line. Finally, Thunder appeared in the sky box dangling a miniature version of himself.
A good time was had by all.