Umpires (or any official in any sport) are the subject of quite a bit of scrutiny at baseball games. You might see a questionable call behind home plate and scream out, "Hey umpire, are you blind?!" Thanks to the Potomac Nationals and home-plate umpires, you won't be.
The P-Nats, the Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, have unveiled a new promotion for the upcoming season called "Strike 'Em Out Looking." In conjuction with the Eye Doctors of Washington (who also sponsor the Washington Capitals' "2 Minutes To 20/20" promotional campaign), the team will select a fan to come to a game for free, and if a Nationals pitcher strikes out an opposing batter looking in the sixth inning, that fan will win free Lasik.
Even if you aren't one of the lucky few who gets the chance to win free surgery, every fan in attendance will receive $1,000 off Lasik with his or her ticket stub. Everybody wins.
To enter before Opening Day, when a submission form will be available on Potomac's website, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Free Lasik" in the subject line. If your eyesight is not good enough to adequately read a computer screen, then you might want to enter.
If you can see what you are typing, of course.
Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog, and is the Capitals Editor for SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.