What Kind of Jersey?


Taco_960_fbgljp4e_ey8pdrjcOn August 6, the Fresno Grizzlies will become what they eat when they become the Fresno Tacos for a day. A few weeks ago they held a press conference to announce the news complete with a life-size replica of the jersey and the tagline, “August 6: We Are What We Eat.”

Recently, minor league teams have embraced the concept of themed jerseys – not only to attract folks to the game, but also to raise funds for various charities by auctioning or raffling off the player-worn jerseys. For example, the Tri-City ValleyCats will wear Hawaiian-full_house_k0njwm6z_h05at9p2themed jerseys on August 9 for their Philan”tropic” Beach Party. The jerseys will then be auctioned to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

This year alone, many teams have donned special jerseys for Breast Cancer Awareness and Autism Awareness. But the themes go far beyond that from Star Wars (about 20 or so teams had jerseys with different Star Wars characters) to Game of Thrones. One team even wore egg-themed jerseys – for Bacon and Eggs Night, of course!

Interestingly, we never see Major League players in wacky theme jerseys. At most, we might see them wearing military-inspired jerseys. But how much might we pay to see Jayson Werth in a Chewbacca jersey or Big Papi as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?

Below is just a sampling of this year’s minor league jerseys. I’m sure next year they will be even more creative!

~ baseballrebecca

4/24 Bridgeport Bluefish Tuxedo Jerseys
5/2 M-Braves Star Wars
5/2 Jackson Generals Star Wars – R2D2 and C3PO
5/3 Binghamton Autism Awareness
5/8 Akron Scrub Uniforms (for Nurse Appreciation Night)
5/8 Lehigh Valley Star Wars – Han Solo
5/15 Bridgeport Bluefish SNL Tribute Jerseys
5/16 Durham Star Wars – C3PO
5/16 Reno Star Wars – Han Solo (frozen in carbonite)
5/22 Bridgeport Bluefish Superheroes
5/23 Louisville Superheroes – Batman
5/30 Altoona Star Wars – Jabba the Hutt
5/30 Gwinnett Superheroes
6/5 Erie Breast Cancer Awareness
6/12 Bridgeport Bluefish Ringmaster Jerseys
6/12 Frisco Full House Night
6/13 Richmond Shark Jerseys (honoring swim teams)
6/13 Northwest Ark. Star Wars
6/20 New Hampshire Star Wars – Darth Vader
6/25 Richmond Jumanji (Tribute to Robin Williams)
6/27 Harrisburg Lego-style jerseys
6/27 Williamsport Star Wars
6/28 Aberdeen Autism Awareness
7/1 M-Braves Patriotic
7/3 Bridgeport Bluefish Patriotic – Constitution Jerseys
7/5 Brooklyn Seinfeld Jerseys (Kramer’s Technicolor Dreamcoat)
7/5 Brooklyn Seinfeld Night – Kramer’s Technicolor Dreamcoat
7/10 Durham Breast Cancer Awareness
7/11 Lowell Star Wars – Darth Vader
7/17 Binghamton Irish-Themed Jersey
7/17 Bridgeport Bluefish Sci-Fi Jerseys
7/18 Buffalo Star Wars – Jedi Knights
7/18 Louisville Star Wars
7/24 Bridgeport Bluefish Santa Specialty Jerseys
7/30 Richmond Superheroes – Flash
7/31 Frederick Rugrats
8/1 Williamsport Irish Jerseys
8/1 Louisville Star Trek
8/2 Brooklyn Star Wars
8/2 State College Breast Cancer Awareness
8/6 Fresno Tacos
8/6 M-Braves Breast Cancer Awareness
8/6 Toledo Egg-Themed Jersey (for Bacon and Eggs Night)
8/7 Bridgeport Bluefish Ghostbusters Jersey
8/7 Norfolk SpongeBob
8/8 Altoona Breast Cancer Awareness
8/8 Staten Island Game of Thrones Jerseys
8/8 Lowell Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8/9 Tri-City Hawaiian-themed Jerseys
8/11 Fargo-Moorhead Breast Cancer Awareness
8/14 Bridgeport Bluefish Mystery Specialty Jersey
8/15 Harrisburg Breast Cancer Awareness
8/15 Portland Star Wars – R2D2
8/20 Greensboro Tropical Jerseys
8/22 Mahoning Valley Star Wars
8/24 Tri-City Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jerseys
9/4 Erie Star Wars
9/5 Tri-City Sons of Southpaw: Bike Night
9/18 Bridgeport Bluefish Neon Specialty Jerseys

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