It’s always fun to root against the “bad guys,” (a.k.a. the visiting team) and cheer for the “good guys,” (a.k.a. the home team). Next month, the Toledo Walleye will give their fans the chance to follow the game with a comic book mentality.
Marking the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance, the Walleye will don special jerseys during their “Heroes Night” celebration on Nov. 22, making you wish Adam West could show up.
Surely the Riddler ones would outsell the third jerseys of the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres, right?
The Walleye will, of course, be wearing the Batman threads, while the visiting Evansville IceMen will be dressed as the Riddler. (Will their helmets be a bright auburn color like Jim Carrey’s hair in Batman and Robin?)
As with many of these special jersey nights in minor league hockey, there’s a charity component involved.
The game worn jerseys will be sold after the final whistle during a live auction, with proceeds benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, March of Dimes and the Walleye Wishing Well. A limited number of replica Batman themed jerseys will be available at The Swamp Shop on Monday, November 3.
Let's hope the arena soundperson plays the legendary KAPOW! WHAM! ZAP! POW! sound effects from the 1960s Batman show during each and every check in the game.
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