The Potomac Nationals will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the first Ghostbusters movies with uniforms that evoke the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, the 100-foot-tall corporate mascot of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Corporation conjured by Sumerian deity Gozer to bring about the end of the world.
The jerseys reflect the sailor’s uniform worn by the doughy figure, and include burn marks inflicted by the Ghostbusters’ proton packs in their first, failed attempt to destroy him.
The P-Nats, playing their last season in Potomac and with their parent club’s name, will wear the uniforms Saturday, July 6. Jerseys will be auctioned after the game.
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