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Minor league baseball team plans to host a ‘Manti Te’o Girlfriend Bobblehead Night’

Graham Watson
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The Florence Freedom, a minor league baseball team that plays in the Independent Frontier League, announced that it is having a Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobblehead night on May 23 in honor of one of the craziest sports stories to surface in quite some time.

"This will be the best kind of bobblehead a fan could get," Freedom General Manager Josh Anderson said in a release from the team. "Because now fans can make the bobblehead out to be whatever they want it to be."

Here’s a little more from the press release:

Yes Freedom fans, the boxes will be empty. But that's where fan imagination can run wild and individual unique stories about what the bobblehead should really look like can begin.

To add to the imaginary fun, section 115 will be blocked and reserved only for fans to sit with their imaginary friends, girlfriends/boyfriends or spouses. There will also be a make pretend kiss cam, air guitar contest and an imaginary food fight outside the Airheads Kids Zone.

Fans are also encouraged to bring their real life significant others to the ballpark that night and enjoy $1 beer or $1 soda during this staple Thirsty Thursday promotion.

We all knew this Te’o saga was becoming a national punch line, but once you hit the minor league baseball circuit, that’s when you’ve really become the butt of the joke.

You have to admire the Florence Freedom, who are based in Kentucky, for jumping on the chance to be the first to announce a Manti Te’o giveaway, including one that’s just an empty box. We’ll see what kind of reaction this gets.

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