This week, a handful of MLB teams celebrated the start of the new season of Game of Thrones with themed nights at the ballpark. Of course this isn’t the first time professional teams, even outside of baseball, have used the show as a fun tie-in to market their team and it certainly won’t be the last.
A few teams had Thrones nights earlier this year and a few are set to celebrate the show during the dog days of August in the middle of its 7th season. But the teams this week that got to time their nights perfectly to the much-anticipated premiere were the Giants, Red Sox, Marlins, White Sox, and Royals.
Since Game of Thrones is consuming our lives for only two more seasons before it goes away forever, here are some of the best moments that occurred over the past few days.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy got comfortable on his own “Iron” Throne and Hunter Pence showed off his posing skills.
The National League participants, as announced by MLB on Monday night: Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon, LA’s Cody Bellinger, and Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton and Bour.
It’s hard to argue with the first three names on the list. Bellinger is a breakout star this year, and the NL’s answer to Aaron Judge. Blackmon is a darkhorse MVP candidate, leading baseball with 198 total bases thanks to 18 home runs, 17 doubles and 10 triples. Stanton should be invited to compete Wholesale Jerseys NFL in every Home Run Derby for the rest of time because it’s fun to watch him kill baseballs.
The Rangers made Colon work for it, but not like they could have. Colon could go out Raiders Cheap Jerseys next time and give up four runs in one inning.