LEGO’s Let’s Play Tour has been bringing the Danish interlocking brick toys to minor league baseball stadiums around the country all season, providing building tables, oversized LEGO creations, and photo opportunities to fans at games. The Fort Wayne TinCaps, Single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, are taking the festivities to another level, kicking off their weekend hosting the tour tonight by wearing be-bricked, on-field promotional jerseys.
In a break from the tradition of post-game auctions, the TinCaps will instead give away game-worn, autographed jerseys through a contest. While the LEGO tour will be in Fort Wayne through the weekend, the team will only wear the jerseys at tonight’s game against the Bowling Green Hot Rods.
Paul Caputo is a grown man who collects plastic ice cream helmet sundaes from minor league baseball stadiums because he likes logos that much. He is the author of the first book published by SportsLogos.net, The Story Behind the Nickname: The Origins of 100 Classic, Contemporary, and Wacky Minor League Baseball Team Names. He can be found on Twitter at @Count2Baseball and he maintains the Countdown to Spring Training on Facebook. Paul is a Philadelphia sports fan, but he's not so bad.