All throughout both minor and major league baseball, teams host dog nights where fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the game.
It’s an extremely popular promotion that some teams do every week.
One minor league team is now taking it to the next level. Or rather, to a different animal.
The Lakewood BlueClaws, Single-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies in Lakewood, New Jersey are hosting CATurday this Saturday July 9th.
Not only will cats be allowed on the field, but they’ll also be on the field (kind of).
— Lakewood BlueClaws (@BlueClaws) July 5, 2016
Just look at those magnificent jerseys for what the team calls a “Purrfect” night at the ballpark. A team with a crab as a mascot will instead have tons of cats on its jerseys for one night. The cat craziness shall we say doesn’t stop there either.
Here’s some more information on CATurday:
1. All the jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit BlueClaws Charities. Most teams will auction off speciality charities to raise money for a charity that aligns with the jersey. However, if you want to buy one and don’t live in the area your options are limited.
“For your best chance to secure a jersey, join us at the game, but an extremely limited quantity will be available online next week,” according to the BlueClaws’ website.
2. Bring your cats! That’s right, the BlueClaws are encouraging fans to bring their cats to the came, although there are restrictions. Fans need to sign a waiver and the cats must be in a case or on a leash. Each cat will be charged with a $2 “Paw Pass.”
3. Miss Kitty will be making a special appearance and fans will be able to buy “The Black Cat Cocktail” throughout the game. On top of that, during the seventh inning stretch fans will sing “Take MEOW Out to the Ballgame.” Finally, special CATurday shirts will be sold at the stadium.
Not sure what most of that means, but if you’re allergic to cats, maybe you should skip this game and find your nearest “Bark in the Park” night. If you’re allergic to both, well then I don’t know what to tell you.