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Spikes to don “Fresh Prince”-themed jerseys

Promotions are the life blood of a minor league baseball franchise, competing for fan attention and the family summer entertainment dollars.

Beyond the common fireworks nights and pooches in the park-type nights, a staple of team promotions is bringing in a special guest. Supporting cast members from beloved sitcoms of the past are perfect, because they are known, yet not too expensive.

The St. Louis Cardinals’ short-season Class-A affiliate in State College is planning such a night. On Sunday, June 29, “Carlton” from the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” will be making an appearance at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

To recognize Alfonso Ribeiro’s presence, the team will wear Fresh Prince-themed jerseys for the evening. To say they are eye-catching is an understatement.

It is all for a good cause. Following the Spikes’ contest against the Williamsport Crosscutters, the jerseys will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Children’s Miracle Network.

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3 Responses to “Spikes to don “Fresh Prince”-themed jerseys”

  1. blingboy says:

    Congratulations to the Spikes for winning the ‘Obscure Celebrity” contest, and to the Mets who no longer have the ugliest jerseys in baseball.

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