Minor league baseball’s Toledo Mud Hens are wearing Zelda-inspired jerseys tonight

Toledo, Ohio has a dope science museum and a decent minor-league baseball team — although I think that squad’s newest jersey might make it the top attraction in that town.
The Mud Hens, the triple-A developmental baseball team for Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers, are wearing Zelda-inspired uniforms tonight as part of its “Geekend Weekend” promotion. During this evening’s outing against the Indianapolis Indians, the Mud Hens will wear a shirt featuring a design that is reminiscent of the green tunic Link wears in his adventures in The Legend of Zelda.
Here’s how the Mud Hens describe the festivities:
“The Mud Hens will wear Save the Princess themed specialty jerseys on Friday as a tribute to an iconic video game. The theme night jerseys will be sold during a silent auction on the main concourse to benefit the Helping Hens Charitable Fund and Life Connection of Ohio.”
Of course, the Toledo team isn’t outright referencing the classic game from notoriously litigious publisher Nintendo, but one of its promotional tweets make it clear that the “Save The Prince” theme is really all about the Hero of Time.
Well excuse me, princess. Our jerseys for tonight have arrived! pic.twitter.com/GdZJsoJSwk
— Toledo Mud Hens (@MudHens) June 3, 2016

“Well excuse me, princess” is a reference to The Legend of Zelda cartoon where a goofy version of Link would drop that as his catchphrase. The 1980s were weird.
Other Geekend events for the Mud Hens include the Toledo Symphony Orchestra playing music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Star Trek on Saturday as well as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza party on Sunday.
 

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Minor league baseball’s Toledo Mud Hens are wearing Zelda-inspired jerseys tonight
Minor league baseball’s Toledo Mud Hens are wearing Zelda-inspired jerseys tonight



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