BY PETER HAILEY
Minor league baseball teams are known for unique and creative giveaways. The Nationals' Double A affiliate in Harrisburg, however, is taking things to the next level with one of their own promotions in late July.
According to their team site, the first 1,000 Senators fans to enter Metro Bank Park on July 25th will receive a Bryce Harper snowglobe. But this isn't your ordinary, run-of-the-mill snowglobe. Far from it, actually.
Instead, the team is passing out Bryce Harper mayfly snowglobes. Wondering what this limited edition, surefire collector's item looks like? Here's a preview of the giveaway, which could to go down as one of the most peculiar ever:
— Harrisburg Senators (@HbgSenators) May 21, 2015
There's Bryce, engulfed by tiny orange specks that are supposed to represent mayflies.
Mayflies are pesky flying insects that are particularly prevalent in Harrisburg. They apparently like to spend their nights at the Senators' stadium, enticed by the ballpark's lights. That's not the worst place to pass the time considering that their lives rarely last more than a few days.
Even though Harper hasn't played for the team since June 2014, fans will surely be swarming the gates to get their hands on his snowglobe.
First pitch for the game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., but if you're itching to pick up one yourself, you'll probably have to arrive earlier.