We live in the era of #alternativefacts, apparently, and the Erie SeaWolves (Class AA; Eastern League) are ready to seize upon those differing viewpoints on Alternative Facts Night on Friday, August 25 at UPMC Park when they host the Akron Yellow Bath Toys.
Of course, the Yellow Bath Toy moniker is just an alternative way to say RubberDucks. Which is the point. From the team:
On Alternative Facts Night, the SeaWolves will celebrate facts that the team knows to be true – even if some media outlets may dispute them. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a 2016 replica championship ring celebrating the SeaWolves’ 2016 Eastern League title. While it was a tough decision to decide which championship to honor, the team will celebrate its most recent one.
“Alternative Facts have become a part of popular culture in 2017,” SeaWolves Team President Greg Coleman said. “We plan to interject truthful hyperbole into all aspects of the game on this night from our giveaway to the between innings fun. It’s going to be huge.”
SeaWolves fans are tremendous fans, the best fans. No one has better fans, and a complete and total sellout is expected on this night. While the capacity of UPMC Park is 6,000, 1.2 million fans are expected to attend.
The SeaWolves’ opponent on this night may dispute the team’s 2016 title run. Very unfair. It is up to the fans, who are tremendous fans by the way, to decide.
On Alternative Facts Night, one fact that will be undeniably true is that the SeaWolves will raise funds to benefit the Partnership for Erie’s Public Schools. Proceeds from in-game fundraising efforts will be donated to the local education foundation.