There is an interesting What-If Night on tap, as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League) will become the Pensacola Mullets on May 26.
What-If nights have unfolded as an intriguing promotional trend around the minors, with teams adopting alternate monikers for a night. These names were often choices in past name-the-team contests, and that trend is continuing in Pensacola. Before the franchise launched in 2012, fans selected Blue Wahoos over five other identities, including Mullets, Aviators, Loggerheads, Redbones, and Salty Dogs.
To celebrate what could have been, the Mullets will stage an elaborate promotion in conjunction with Throwback Thursday, presented by Seville Quarter at Mullets Stadium.
The team will wear special Pensacola Mullets jerseys featuring our primary Pensacola Mullets logo. These game worn jerseys will be auctioned off in the sixth inning with the proceeds benefiting Chain Reaction. Chain Reaction is a local Pensacola teen leadership institute with a character education program that uses volunteerism as a teaching tool.
The team will also sport a New Era 59FIFTY cap with the secondary Pensacola Mullets logo. These hats, along with Pensacola Mullets t-shirts, will be available to purchase at the Bait & Tackle Team Store. The t-shirts are available in three different designs and come in both adult and youth sizes.
Plenty of activities will be held on gameday to celebrate What If Night.
Mullet Measurement Contest: From 3:00-5:00 we will be measuring mullets (fish) in front of the stadium. The person with the longest mullet will receive four (4) tickets and a first pitch for the game.
Mullet Toss: There will be a mullet toss in front of the stadium from 4:30-5:30. The top three throwers will throw their final tosses during the game between innings.
Mullet Competition: Do you have the best mullet (hairstyle)? Be sure to check-in at Fan Assistance by the end of the second inning to enter our Mullet Competition.
Mullet Hall of Fame: Submit your favorite mullet hairstyles on Twitter and Instagram with #MulletsLife and you might see it in our Mullet Hall of Fame Thursday night.
Mulligget Basket: A Mullet nuggets basket will be servedalong with our tradition mullet basket in Port Side Grille.