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An actual email I received. Isn't this the kind of thing that almost got Satchel Paige killed once?:
I am duely assigned to inform you that your baseball club has been officially invited to participate at the 2nd annual NIP baseball championship which is organized annualy by the NIGERIAN INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION inc Holland.
Date-3rd November-10th November 2003.
Venue-HET MENSEN BASEBALL PITCH AMSTERDAM,HOLLAND.
Conditions of participation-
1,The company(being the organizers)provides flight tickets and hotel accommodation for each participating player from each club.
2,provides insurance and medical care.
3,provides 3 full square meals per day for each participant.
4,provides visa fees for each participant.
Note-Registration fee for each club is $1000us dollars.
1ST POSITION-$50,000.US DOLLARS. WITH MEDALS.
2ND POSITION-$40,000.US DOLLARS.WITH MEDALS.
3RD POSITION-$30,000.US DOLLARS.
Then other clubs go home with different kinds of prizes.
Please contact me for your registration form and other information's soonest.
Registrar, 2ND NIP CHAMPIONSHIP.
Mr BANKOLE MELCHER.
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