Durham Bulls unveil jerseys for team’s ‘Game of Thrones Night’ (pic)
On April 23, the Duraham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, will hold “Game of Thrones Night” at their home ballpark when it hosts the Charlotte Knights. No word if the visiting squad will wear the white cloaks of the Kingsguard.
The Bulls, however, will be wearing special jerseys to commemorate the event. The ball club this week unveiled the jerseys players will don for the extra-special themed evening that surely will involve less blood, gore and sex than an average episode of the “wildling” popular HBO series.
Some details about the jerseys, via Hit Bull Win Blog:
- Rather than throw the Bulls into a jersey garnered with faux chain mail, this jersey is designed as a modern day, real-world version of how a prominent Game of Thrones family might dress should they find themselves playing baseball. We wanted it to be able to work as a legitimate alternate jersey for the Bulls.
- Game of Thrones revolves around several major families vying for power. These “houses” all have lengthy histories and lineages, and most fun of all, they each have a family sigil (basically their logo), colors, and cool “house words” (their motto). On Game of Thrones Night, the Bulls of House Durham will don these jerseys emblazoned with their sigil (a bull, obvs) on the chest and their house words “Hitteth Bull Winneth Steak” on their sleeve:
- The Bull sigil itself not only represents the team’s moniker, but also the City of Durham…which is affectionately known as the “Bull City.” The seven stars below the bull mirror the seven stars on the the City of Durham’s flag. Seven is also a big number in Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms, the Faith of the Seven.
- The geometric background of the jersey is a simple pattern, but some see familiar faces of well-known GoT sigils. A Stark dire wolf? A Lannister lion? A Durham bull? Or just a bunch of home plates?
And earlier announcement regarding the night’s festivities indicated the night will include “lots of GoT-themed entertainment” during inning breaks, “[s]ome things you might expect, some you won’t.”
Hopefully, no “Red Wedding” kind of shenanigans ensue. But if the Knights do hear the ominous notes “The Rains of Castamere” coming out of the stadium’s PA system, they would be best advised to get the heck out of the ballpark.
The highly anticipated fifth season of “Game of Thrones” will premiere on April 12, a few weeks before the Bulls’ celebration of brilliant series.
[H/T Big League Stew]