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Red Sox to ‘Defend the Wall’ at Tuesday’s ‘Game of Thrones Night’

The Boston Red Sox will “Defend the Wall” on Tuesday during “Game of Thrones Night” when the team hosts the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.

Given the enormous success of the HBO smash series — not to mention how the show premiered its seventh and penultimate season on Sunday night — the Red Sox’s timing couldn’t be better.

And the team is pulling out all the stops to promote the event, despite the fact “Game of Thrones” night is sold out. A tweet posted Monday tempted fans with the chance to sit on the Iron Throne.

And the Red Sox continued to build up anticipation with the following tweet Tuesday morning.

As part of the event, several prominent characters from the series will be in attendance, albeit by way of actor doppelgangers. Via CBS Boston:

Also available for photos in the Big Concourse and on Yawkey Way will be costumed actors dressed as leading Game of Thrones characters, including Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Jamie Lannister, Arya Stark, Petyr Baelish, Varys, and Septa Mordane.

Easily the biggest aspect of the evening, though, will be how fans will be able to get their hands on a “Ser” Andrew Benintendi bobblehead which depicts the outfielder as the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch only he’s holding a bat instead of a sword.

Good luck on defending oneself against the White Walkers with a bat … although if it were made out of dragonglass…

Anyway, the Red Sox are one of 19 MLB teams hosting a “Game of Thrones”-themed event this season after the league announced a partnership with HBO this past offseason. In light of the promotional deal, at least one MLB superstar has already gotten in on the GoT action (here). And it’s not like the cultural phenomenon that is “Game of Thrones” hasn’t taken over the world of sports to a considerable degree already anyway.

With all that in mind, the Red Sox probably hope they aren’t in for a “Long Night” against the Blue Jays, in a manner of speaking.