Since 1984, the nation has gathered as one on July 23 to celebrate the nation’s grandmothers—or at least the attractive ones, anyway. National Gorgeous Grandmother Day was introduced by radio host and author of the book “Find the Love of Your Life After 50!” Alice Solomon, whose goal was to celebrate the oft-underappreciated aging segment of society.
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the collegiate summer Northwoods League will pay homage to the nation’s elderly hotties by playing a game as the Wisconsin Rapids Gorgeous Grandmas July 23. The town of Wisconsin Rapids is something of an epicenter for the older, good-looking crowd, with roughly a third of the town’s population 55 or over.
The specialized jersey the team will wear features lace trim and a pearl necklace, just like Grandma wore. The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game.
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.