Baseball Team Will Let You Know if Father's Day Is for You

By giving away pregnancy tests, obviously
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 13, 2017 7:29 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A minor league baseball team in Florida has planned an unusual Father's Day promotion, the AP reports. This week Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have added a second promotion to the usual Thirsty Thursday celebration. They're calling it the "You Might Be a Father" promotion, which comes with a free pregnancy test. The team's website explains it like this: The test will let men know if they should return to the Father's Day game on Sunday.

General Manager Harold Craw tells the Florida Times-Union the idea was pitched as a "tongue-in-cheek" promotion for the Thirsty Thursday crowd, which tends to be young professionals and college students. He says the tests are only handed to someone who wants one. Minor league baseball teams have a long history of unusual promotions. (Read more pregnancy tests stories.)

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