New Britain Rock Cats bring Christmas cheer to crowd

The Twins' Double-A affiliate New Britain Rock Cats celebrated 'Christmas in July' in style.

Minor league teams often utilize promotions to draw fans to the ballpark. The New Britain Rock Cats made sure it was a holly, jolly night at the park on Monday.

The Rock Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, had "Christmas in July" for Monday's game against Portland. It included a giveaway of winter scarves to the first 1,000 fans.

And of course, there was plenty of Christmas cheer on the field as the Rock Cats players wore Santa uniforms -- red jerseys with a white collar and a black belt and giant yellow belt buckle. The backs of the jerseys read "Ho Ho Ho."

Unfortunately, New Britain couldn't send its fans home with the gift of a win. Instead, Rock Cats fans left with a lump of coal after their team lost 5-4 to Portland.

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