Mississippi Braves to support Jackson Zoo with wild jerseys

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The Double-A Mississippi Braves will take to the field April 9 in jerseys commemorating the Jackson Zoo, which is less than seven miles away from the M-Braves’ stadium. The jerseys, which feature stylized drawings of zoo animals and a Jackson Zoo sleeve patch, will be auctioned after the game, with all proceeds going to the zoo.

There are a lot of promotional jerseys for theme nights in minor league baseball, and the ones that tend to get the most attention are the wacky, fun ones—those based on TV shows and movies and video games and whatnot—whereas the theme nights promoting causes tend to be less outlandish and therefore get less attention. So it’s nice to see a creative look for and a fun design for a promotional night that will benefit an organization dedicated to conservation and education.

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According to the M-Braves website, “Fans with the winning bids will be escorted to the field following the game to receive the jersey from the player who will autograph the jersey for the winners.”