by Matt DeLaere, Marketing
|[Image from http://www.epchihuahuas.com]|
In the past we’ve had blog posts about hockey jerseys with metallic wings to honor the condor, jerseys with a picture of Abe Lincoln to honor the Gettysburg address, groundhogs for Groundhog Day, Chewbacca, R2-D2, et al to honor Star Wars, and even a jack-o-lantern for Halloween (in June). And now, during the dog days of summer, the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA affiliate of the San Diego Padres) are dressing like their namesake. Sort of.
On August 3rd the Chihuahuas will welcome fans and their dogs to the annual “Bark at the Park” event. You might think that dogs wouldn’t want to watch a bunch of humans play baseball, but the Chihuahuas have ingeniously skirted that issue by looking like dogs. For the game, against the Reno Aces, they’ll wear jerseys adorned with a sublimated Chihuahua face (which takes on a frighteningly three-dimensional look in pictures of the jersey). Fido, Sparky, and all the other pooches are sure to be thrilled to see their favorite team dressed like one of their own.
As with most special event uniforms, the jerseys will be auctioned off during the game, with proceeds going to the Humane Society of El Paso.
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