From the Asbury Park Press -
Mike Cunningham says the idea came to him one day in 2004 as he watched a ballplayer autograph a young fan’s baseball at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws.
“And it looked really awkward,” Cunningham said, recalling how the player crooked his left hand and scribbled with the right. A day later he took scissors to cardboard and made his first model of what would become Sign and Sho, a baseball autograph and display board.
“I’m not a huge baseball fan. I’m a sports fan,” said Cunningham, 44, but when he showed the idea to fellow officers at the Jackson Police Department, “the baseball guys loved it.”
Now Cunningham’s day job after his midnight shift is being president of League Design Partners LLC, a South Brunswick company that’s sold Sign and Sho boards for $24.95 during test marketing at the BlueClaws games. With endorsements and a video infomercial from former New York Yankees Roy White and Sparky Lyle, Cunningham and his partners, fellow officers Shawn Hobson and Colin Menafra, are looking to market their boards to more minor league ballparks for spring 2008.
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I thought those local Yankees fans who like to see the farm teams at Staten Island, Trenton, and Scranton might be interested in this item…as there’s a chance you might see it at the park next season.
I don’t think, in the end, it will replace the BallQube, but, I can see where kids might get a kick out of the Sign and Sho format.