Minor league baseball teams are known for gimmicks.
Whether it be inviting pups to the park, giving away free food, or having has-beens perform in summer concerts these franchises do what they can to promote ticket sales. Of all the things we have seen, the most recent move by the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs takes the cake. Or perhaps the bacon.
— IronPigs (@IronPigs) February 24, 2014
That’s right the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies has introduced a bacon-themed uniform to be worn for Saturday home games. The team is introducing several new uniforms to bring more notoriety to what might already be the best named team in sports.
A description of the uniforms from the Iron Pigs’ Smell The Change website:
The bacon-themed Saturday ensemble includes a bacon strip logo on the cap, a fresh ‘’Pigs” jersey design emblazoned across the chest as well as the first-of-its-kind bacon-style piping down both legs of the pants. Similar to years past, the Saturday top is Brick Red but now includes the endearing term, ‘’Pigs” across the chest with a wavy bacon underline. The bold new bacon strip logo sits atop a two-tone cap featuring the familiar colors of IronPigs Steel and Furnace Blue.
The hat is awesome, and the jersey is pretty cool as well. If you are looking to represent your love for bacon to the fullest, the $28 for the authentic New Era cap is well worth it.
The only question remaining is what bacon laden food will grace the concession stands of the Iron Pigs on Saturday nights?