Here’s big news for fans of both baseball and taco—or for anyone who’s ever wanted an official team baseball cap with a taco on it. For a single game on August 6, Minor League Baseball’s Fresno Grizzlies will change their name to the Fresno Tacos – and sport Mexican food-inspired uniforms to match.
For the fifth year, the Fresno baseball team will host a “Taco Truck Throwdown” where local taco trucks compete to be named the best. It’s regularly one of the Grizzlies’ biggest nights. So this year, the team decided to take things a step further, changing their name and uniforms for the event.
“The true baseball fans, they think that the Taco Truck Throwdown takes too much of a shine off of the baseball game,” Grizzlies communications and marketing manager Ryan Young said. “We said, ‘Hey, this will be the best of both worlds—it gives everyone an extra reason to look at the guys on the field.’”