The Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League didn’t lose their shirts in their last game, but their fans parted way with their undergarments instead.
Before your mind starts to wander, the promotion – officially dubbed "Sock Toss Sunday" – is G-rated and benefits local charities. Fans were encouraged to toss socks, underwear, diapers or whatever articles of clothing they saw fit to the ice after the Condors’ first goal versus the San Diego Gulls.
They did precisely that as Matthew Ford’s tally in the second period sent approximately 8,000 packaged undergarments to the ice, according to the website of Condors, who are the Edmonton Oilers’ minor-league affiliate.
The fans went home happy – albeit with less clothing – after Bakersfield skated to a 4-1 win over San Diego.