The first 1500 fans through the turnstiles at the August 10 game between Memphis and the Omaha Royals will receive a Marvel comic featuring Spider-Man, the Hulk and Iron Man sharing the cover with the Redbirds’ mascots and outfielder Rick Ankiel.
“Baseball and comic books - the perfect partners; boys and girls, for generations, have spent hours reading comic books and passing countless summer hours playing baseball,” Redbirds President/GM Dave Chase said.
“Today’s children are watching super heroes on movie screens, but the heart and soul of the big screen version is the paper and ink of comic books. Triple-A Baseball would be hard pressed to find a more perfect partner.”
The Redbirds certainly appear to be a popular culture-friendly ballclub. In recent weeks, the club has sponsored both a Harry Potter Night and pro wrestling featuring local icon Jerry “the King” Lawler. And, the night after the comic book giveaway, they are supporing another local legend: Elvis Presley.