Minor-league team sports festive jerseys for Christmas in July
JUL 19, 2014 10:58p ET
The Toledo Mud Hens got in the holiday spirit for the Christmas (in July) season.
The Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers decided on the festive theme for Saturday's doubleheader against the Louisville Bats -- which featured not one, but two different Christmas-themed jerseys.
The Mud Hens sported these elf-inspired jerseys for the noon game:
For the night cap, The Hens made a costume change into these awesome Santa suit jerseys -- and relief pitcher Melvin Mercedes made a pretty solid attempt to pull off the complete look:
The Mud Hens of course are no stranger to creative jerseys. Earlier this season they hosted "Ghostbusters Night" and the players rocked some pretty sweet Ghostbusters-themed uniforms:
Say what you want about wacky minor-league baseball promotions, but the Mud Hens must be doing something right -- because both of Saturday's games were sellouts.
(H/T SB Nation)