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Minor League Baseball Team To Hold “Farewell To Twinkies Night” Because They Are Wonderful People

  • Dylan Murphy

Twinkies are a rare commodity these days, what with Hostess closing up shop and all. And people are naturally upset about it because Twinkies are delicious and delicious things are good. The Inland Empire 66ers, the Single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, understand this, and are therefore hosting a “Farewell to Twinkies Night” on April 5th.

The 66ers are in fact so dedicated to the Twinkie Cause that they are trying to get Woody Harrelson, who was obsessed with Twinkies or something in that movie Zombieland you didn’t watch, to throw out the first pitch. They’re even reaching out to Twinkie the Kid, Hostess’ mascot, to race against their own Bernie.

And there’s more! (via MiLB.com):

“The first 999 fans in attendance will receive a free Twinkie; however there will be a silent auction for the final Twinkie to be awarded during the seventh inning stretch with proceeds going to charity. 66ers GM, Joe Hudson stated, ‘These 999 Twinkies could very well be the last produced and to be able to share them with our fans, would be a real treat. We hope Mr. Harrelson and Twinkie the Kid are able to join us in celebration of this amazing snack that has brought joy and happiness to people all over the world since 1930.’”

Nothing like encouraging people to watch your inconsequential baseball game by throwing a bunch of free Twinkies (and one wildly expensive one) in their faces. But seriously, The Twinkie Cause is a good cause, so do show up.

[Milb.com]


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