Strange Sports Stories: Toledo Mud Hens Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts
Following up on last year’s Chewbacca-themed jerseys for May The Fourth Be With You, Detroit Tigers AAA team the Toldeo Mud Hens will be sporting mock-Ghostbusting duds on May 30th for Ghostbusters Night.
The event, in the planning stages since January of the year, was announced only days after the passing of film star and co-writer Harold Ramis.
Fans are invited to come in costume for the event, which will feature numerous special attractions, including a tribute to Ramis
Bill Murray joined in the fun by recording this brief but note-perfect promo for the event:
Special promotional nights with custom jerseys are a growing trend at baseball parks this year. The Fresno Grizzlies will don (not to mention Mike, Raph and and Leo…) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles jerseys to raise money for charity, and the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs will sport bacon-themed uniforms (some are scratch-and-sniff). With many teams participating in various capacities, a total of FOUR different teams are featuring Star wars-themed jerseys for this year’s May The Fourth Be With You festivities.