Monday, June 15, 2015

Yankees farm team will wear ‘Game of Thrones’ jerseys for George R.R. Martin Night (PHOTOS)

Folowers of 'Game of Thrones' were left stunned after one of its biggest characters was killed off in the season five finale Sunday but baseball fans will get a chance to see the the tribal rift continue in a more more civilized — and less bloody — scenario this summer.

The Staten Island Yankees will wear Thrones-inspired uniforms for a game with the Hudson Valley Renegades on Aug. 8 for George R.R. Martin Night at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island. The Baby Bombers will be the Direwolves — a nod to the Starks, aka the good guys — while the Renegades will represent the nefarious Lannisters.
SI Yanks Director of Marketing and Fan Experience Mike Holley said that he reached out to GoT creator George R.R. Martin via email and pitched the author on his idea of the two teams representing the two families from the show, wear Thrones-style uniforms and raise money for charity.

Ultimately, he won Martin over and the “Game” was on.

Holley said it's easily the best-selling game so far this season. The first 2,500 fans will also receive a Staten Island Direwolves cap.

Martin will sign autographs for fans, although he won't be throwing out a first pitch. But there will be a live wolf on the field.

Just a reminder: Leave your swords at home.

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