I thought I would open this thread for discussion. I just submited this idea as http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/21582/
Idea Rationale: Ubuntu public visibility/mindwhare is low in the US
Description: Yesterday on the radio I heard that a US Supreme Court Justice threw out the first pitch at a game. This struck me as odd but got me thinking. While rules for choosing someone for this honor vary, I don't think this kind of event would cost much. Red Hat and Novell put their marketing budget to work here because their companies are based here.
Idea Solution: Mark Shuttleworth should throw out the first pitch at Major League Baseball game
Raising the visibility of Ubuntu in the US is important. Baseball is the "American pastime." This is a good way to let baseball fans know that Ubuntu exists.
If Mark would be up for it, I would be happy to look into this and find a way to make this happen.
The LA Angels may win the American League West and the LA Dodgers may win the National League West.
The World Series will begin about the time of the Karmic Koala release. I am not a huge baseball fan but I know some people that are.