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.