A handful of times throughout human history, inventions and innovations have changed the world, making it a better place: Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, and Henry Ford revolutionized mass production with the assembly line. GoGirl is not one of these inventions, but it is useful. GoGirl is a silicone spout that makes it easy for women to take a leak while standing up. As the Minnetonka-based company points out, it's a must-have when women find themselves in, shall we say, less than tidy restrooms, or when nature calls while camping. After you use it, you can either clean it for future use (urine is sterile, after all), or since they cost a mere $5.99 a pop, toss it in the trash. The St. Paul Saints, never a team to pass on an opportunity to promote something unusual or uncomfortable, are celebrating the GoGirl at tonight's game against the Sioux City Explorers. So far this season (it's still early, remember), the Saints have been pretty decent. The standout player by far is first baseman Craig Brazell, who is crushing the ball, hitting over .500, and leading the American Association in slugging percentage. Unfortunately for Saints fans, the team is in the process of selling his contract to a Japanese club. Oh, well. You can always go for the promotions.
June 5-6, 7:05 p.m.; Sun., June 7, 1:05 p.m., 2009