Apparently there is nothing a minor league baseball team won’t try in order to draw fans to their games. But this latest promotion by the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp is probably not the best way to go about it. The Jumbo Shrimp are doing their normal Thirsty Thursday promotions but on top of that they are also doing a promotion called ‘You Might Be the Father’s Day’ where they will be handing out free pregnancy tests. Yes you read that right. Pregnancy tests. Why you ask? Well to quote the Jumbo Shrimps from their website “So you’ll know if you need to return for Sunday’s Father’s Day game. It will be an evening filled with suspense, intrigue and manila envelopes.” Not sure how this is going to go over. Let’s see what people were saying about this latest minor league team promotion.
Happy “You Might Be the Father’s Day”: We’re positive you’ll like this Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp promotion https://t.co/3KVEzXHqZQ
— Post Sports (@PostSports) June 13, 2017
Do crazy promotional stunts draw you in?
Minor league baseball team the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s latest… https://t.co/sCxnUms7ex
— PA Live (@PA_Live) June 14, 2017
— United News America (@UnitedNewsofUSA) June 14, 2017
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp getting heat for their “You Might Be The Father” promo = only in the MiLB
— Emily (@wbtiger) June 14, 2017
— Warren Braswell (@SemperFiSig) June 14, 2017
So awful… 😂 I feel like only a team called the “Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp” would do something like this… https://t.co/hEWvKWDqmD
— Mitra Zolfaghari (@Mitra_Z) June 14, 2017
It is the minor league baseball team’s unique Father’s Day gift. https://t.co/ch0qkqF7hZ
— Wild 106.3 (@wild1063) June 13, 2017
— Peff 🇺🇸 (@KevinPeffer) June 13, 2017
And we thought that the Ogden Raptors ‘Hourglass Appreciation Night’ was bad. What’s the follow up to this? Are they going to have people go on Maury to make sure that they are indeed the father? They must really be hurting for fans or can’t afford to actually pay people that have the common sense to come up with legit promotions that aren’t marketing ploys. Can’t wait to see what these minor league teams come up with next.