Created: November 08, 2019 05:35 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester Red Wings have announced a night named in honor of a New York Post writer who described Rochester as "grim and depressing" in a recent column.
"Maureen Callahan Night" will be held at Frontier Field on Friday, Aug. 21. The Red Wings announced the promotion on social media on Friday, describing it as a "a night celebrating our 'grim and depressing' city!"
Earlier this week, Callahan drew the ire of Rochesterians for her opinion piece about the opening of a Wegmans in Brooklyn and the reaction to it from New York City residents. The piece, expressing incredulity about the coverage the opening had gotten, said that Wegmans was not from "fashionable or hipster upstate New York," but rather "grim and depressing Rochester."
When asked on Twitter if this was an actual event or just a joke, the Red Wings responded by saying it was 100% real, using the "100" emoji for further emphasis.
This isn't the first time that the Red Wings have waded into social media wars to defend Rochester's honor. In 2018, they took to Twitter after a New Yorker piece appeared to attribute the garbage plate to Buffalo.
Although further details have not yet been revealed, the Red Wings said in their post that Callahan and the New York Post are welcome to join the festivities.
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