FLORENCE, Ky. — The Kentucky-based Florence Freedom minor league baseball team is jumping on the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax story, offering a bobblehead giveaway of the girlfriend — only the boxes will be empty.
And the New York Mets’ Class A Brooklyn Cyclones will hold a “Fictitious Friday” on June 21. Sid Finch will make his professional debut against Roy Hobbs and the New York Knights — all fictional. The Cyclones said they will have a petting zoo “featuring a unicorn, a mermaid and a Minotaur,” adding they “are also in discussions with the Loch Ness Monster and Big Foot to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.”
The Freedom, a member of the Frontier League, said Friday that the boxes will go to the first 1,000 fans on May 23. They also will rope off a special section just for people to bring imaginary friends.
Freedom General Manager Josh Anderson says fans can make the bobblehead out to be whatever they want it to be.