If you can't go to a baseball game this summer, would you want a proxy to sit in your seat instead?
That's an option Oakland A's fans will have this season, according to reporter Alden Gonzalez.
The A's announced that fans can pay to have their cutouts at home games this season, with prices ranging from $49 to $129. The most expensive gets you a baseball if a foul ball hits your cutout. Proceeds go to local charities.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) June 30, 2020
It's a cool idea, and a great way to raise money for charity, especially if your cutout "catches" a foul ball.
Leaves fans wondering if they can get anything else with the upcharge though, like prime scout seats so that you can see your cutout on TV.
Korean baseball has made some headlines for their creative cutouts during KBO games.
Check out the expressive eyes of these cardboard fans:
— Phil Stiefel (@Beardaknowledge) May 10, 2020
Or these stoic cutouts after an epic batflip:
Bat flip + cardboard cutout fans = KBO Saturdays pic.twitter.com/OKf0HqgjFe
— Matthew Reichbach (@fbihop) May 10, 2020
Maybe the trend will make its way to Chicago before Opening Day, but until then the best any MLB fan is to send a cutout version of themselves to Oakland.
Oakland A's will have baseball fan cutouts in the stands this season originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago