Hey, that is exactly what baseball players would look like if they were blasted with x-rays while in uniform! Not that I’m recommending that, nor do I have the scientific background or anatomical wherewithal to make that assertion. For what it’s worth, most of my knowledge of where organs are located in the human body comes from playing Operation, so there you go.
On August 13th, the Memphis Redbirds, the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, will be holding Organ Donor Night at the ballpark in order to raise awareness to the troubling statistic that over 111,000 people are currently on organ transplant waiting lists in this country. And what better way to help illustrate that point (and interject the patented and whimsical wacky minor league baseball promotional angle) than to have the team wear jerseys which feature images of actual organs? Brilliant!
From the press release:
The Redbirds will be encouraging fans to sign up to be an organ donor at the National Foundation for Transplants table located on the concourse. Those who sign up or show their driver’s license that they are already a donor will be entered to win a keyboard organ donated by AMRO Music, a team autographed jersey, or a heart healthy basket from US FoodService.
The team will sport organ themed jerseys (picture attached) sponsored by the National Foundation for Transplants. A silent auction will take place during the game on the concourse for fans to bid on the jerseys. An organ transplant recipient will be throwing out the first pitch while post-game fireworks sponsored by Thomas & Betts will round out the night.
Good stuff. It’s fun, but even better, it’s for a great cause. A win-win for everybody involved.