Minor League Baseball is about watching a bunch of underdogs play their hearts out, despite the fact that most of them won’t ever get up to the majors. That’s why Corey Feldman’s BaseballGate fiasco doesn’t make sense. Apparently a performance by Corey’s Angels didn’t live up to the State College Spikes’ standards, and they issued an apology to fans for an experience that was “so far below expectations,” ostensibly because people willing to pay $6 for a Sunday night baseball game are overly picky about free performances.
Feldman was asked about the incident by a TMZ reporter, and, according to the surviving Corey, the performance was a setup. “The manager for the Spikes never read the contract,” Feldman said, referring to a misunderstanding that his appearance was always a post-game event, and that a suitable performance area wasn’t established.
“When we got there, they didn’t have it together,” Feldman continued, alleging the venue lacked adequate equipment and objecting to the team’s complaints about offensive content. According to Feldman, the Spikes later clarified that the performance wasn’t offensive, but only after the incident cost his band a Special Olympics gig.
Was there a conspiracy on the part of a Pennsylvania minor league team to knock Corey Feldman back down to earth from his lofty position as a rock god? We’ll probably never know. Regardless, video of the performance suggests the ballpark wedged Feldman’s band somewhere between a restroom and a concessions booth, so perhaps the Spikes can accept some of the blame for not hosting a higher caliber event. And it appears that at least some people were enjoying themselves, even if they were already fans of License To Drive.