The Pawtucket Red Sox are celebrating Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez's engagement with a clever promotion.
On April 12 at McCoy Stadium, fans wearing Jason Varitek or Bronson Arroyo jerseys will be able to attend the PawSox's game against the Syracuse Mets free of charge. The promotion is a flashback to July 24, 2004, when A-Rod and Varitek famously went at it and sparked an unforgettable brawl after Arroyo plunked the Yankees slugger with a pitch.
Fans by the name of Jennifer will be admitted free as well, along with all children 12 and under. But wait, there's more. . .
- Recalling a fond memory of August 10, 2003, PawSox fans will also have the opportunity to touch and take pictures of the actual pitching rubber toed by Bronson Arroyo when he threw the most recent of the two perfect games in PawSox History. The artifact will be on display at the PawSox Fan Center presented by Vertikal6. (Fans wearing the jersey of the pitcher who threw the PawSox' first perfect game will be admitted free as well. As Yogi Berra said, "You can look it up.")
- Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, who is expected to be playing with the Syracuse Mets, will walk up to Mariah Carey's greatest hits for the duration of his series at McCoy Stadium as a salute to one of J.Lo's greatest rivals.
- Long-time Red Sox fan and Cambridge, MA native Ben Affleck has been cordially invited to throw out the game's Ceremonial First Pitch-for obvious reasons.
- Ross-Simons, the official jeweler of the Pawtucket Red Sox, will be on hand to inspect fan's wedding rings, so that "nobody is fooled by the rocks that our PawSox fans got," to paraphrase Pawtucket's favorite "Jenny from the Block."
The promotion kicks off the PawSox's 2019 “Legendary Fridays” series and is a celebration of their “50 Years Together” with the Boston Red Sox.
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