The Norfolk Tides are the Triple-A arm of the Baltimore Orioles, but on Friday, August 7th, they’re going to be hitching their wagons to another longstanding institution: SpongeBob SquarePants. That’s because the hero of that particular TV program is the inspiration for and namesake of SpongeBob SquarePants Night, on which the team will sport SpongeBob-themed jerseys.
The Tides will face off against the Indianapolis Indians on SpongeBob SquarePants Night, and during the game they’ll have an additional psychological edge over their opponents thanks to SpongeBob and Patrick Star mascots repping the team, plus other events like SpongeBob trivia and music. After the game, the uniforms will be auctioned off and all proceeds will go to United Way, so if you’re burning up with desire to own a SpongeBob SquarePants baseball jersey, going to the game would be the best way to acquire one.
Read more about the Norfolk Tides’ SpongeBob SquarePants Night, if you’re into that, at the Tides’ press release here. I’d throw in a joke or a reference to the show here, but to be honest I don’t think I’ve seen an episode since I graduated middle school.