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Los Angeles Angels minor league team holding ‘Zombie Apocalypse Night’ (pic)


Another summer of clever, original and sometimes flat-out bizarre promotions from minor league baseball teams is upon us (see the Brooklyn Cyclones’ Darth Maul jerseys). Fans can always count on minor league outfits to dream up truly original themed nights and the Inland Empire 66ers, the Class-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, came up with a real brain-eater of a promotion, if that makes any sense. Which it does not.

On June 12, the 66ers will hold “Zombie Apocalypse Night” and the team invites fans to “come on out to the ballpark if you dare as Zombies take over San Manuel Stadium,” according to its website.

Not only will the living dead prowl the ballpark during the event, the team will wear the above blood-spattered jerseys that are made to appear to be covered in gore, bloody handprints and other assorted kinds of nastiness.

A “Zombie Night” at the ballpark makes sense — particularly if it were a major league stadium — as the often excruciatingly slow play can cause some fans to fall into a zombie-like trance. Either that or the undead state is precipitated by overindulging on all the fatty foods, which I suppose is better than feasting upon the flesh and organs of the fan seated next to you.

[H/T Sporting News, image via @66ersBaseball]