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Weird But True

Your Latest Crazy Minor League Promotion: Human-Organ-Themed Jerseys

Say you’re a minor league baseball team holding an Organ Donor Night. It’s well-established that minor league baseball teams have no shame when it comes to promotional ideas*, so you can do pretty much whatever you want. It so happens the St. Louis Cardinals’ triple-A affiliate, the Memphis Redbirds, will hold just such an organ donor awareness promotion next month, and their ploy to get people to notice it…well, it worked.

You can see it above. The Redbirds will wear those jerseys. The players are going to wear jerseys with human organ likenesses on them, and go out and play a baseball game. There are intestines. There are intestines on a baseball jersey, that is going to be worn for a game in front of thousands of fans. Well…I guess the goal was to get me to think about organ donation. And honestly, it’s probably going to be a while before I’m able to think about anything but.

*Update on that one: the Thunder were able to sell Jeter’s horrible jersey – apparently for a tidy sum, since $2,500 of the sale will go to Jeter’s foundation. So, there’s that.

[h/t Kevin Kaduk via SPORTSbyBROOKS]

  • louisville chiropractic

    That’s quite a unique idea..I’m totally hopeful your foundation will grow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1630316615 Amanda Pickel Kurtz

    Thank you for sponsoring an Organ Donor Night.  Thanks to the immeasurably kind act of a donor family, my brother has been alive for 20 years that he would never have had.  Also, while hearts and lungs come from donor families who have lost a loved one, there are many living donor options.  I hope everyone will take the time to learn more about organ donation.

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