–Dan Kelly, Attorney
The Minnesota Twins are opening a new outdoor ballpark next year. At the end of last year, the Twins mailed me a nifty little digital timer that was pre-set to countdown to opening day for the 2010 season. (These timers hit 500 days back in November.) While I am an enthusiastic Twins fan, I am also admittedly a geeky engineer, and my first thought was, “I wonder if the battery is going to last until opening day 2010?”
Yesterday morning, I discovered the answer:
Let us hope that this is not some sort of portent for opening day 2010!
The Twins should look into getting their money back from the supplier. This is a good reminder that in a contract for a supply of promotional goods, especially ones with batteries, make sure the seller warrants that they’ll do the job.
Now, for the really geeky engineer types, it looks like I will be able to replace the batteries and reset the clock. Innards detailed after the jump.
Rather remarkable that this thing failed with a couple of batteries the size of nickels!