We thought that the Lehigh Valley IronPigs had reached the pinnacle of food-jersey combinations with their bacon uniforms last season. There were bacon hats, bacon pitchmen and scratch-and-sniff bacon t-shirts.
But, no. The Phillies' Triple-A affiliate was just getting started.
This season, on June 10th's "Salute Philadelphia Night," the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will change their name to the Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks. Yes, there will be a professional baseball team called "The Cheesesteaks."
Let us drool over the press release for more:
And of course, to recognize a time-honored debate, the team is letting fans vote on which hats ("Wit" or "Witout" onions) they should wear during the game. There's even a fake news report promotional video set to "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" theme song.
Mark your calendars now and eat a cheesesteak (or 23) for lunch.