New Hampshire Primaries to play minor league baseball game in July


With the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary today, a minor league baseball team has unveiled plans to honor the state’s role in the election process later this year with a throwback tribute.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, a Double-A affiliate for Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays, will rename themselves the “New Hampshire Primaries” for a one-night event on July 9, the team said last week. The minor league team will wear special jerseys, complete with the Republican Party’s elephant and the Democratic Party’s donkey.

“We want to celebrate everything that’s uniquely New Hampshire,” said Fisher Cats President Mike Ramshaw. “From traditions like the primaries to landmarks like the Old Man of the Mountain, there’s a lot to take pride in around the state, and we want to emulate that as a team.”

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Aside from serving as a shout-out to the U.S. electoral process, the event is a callback to Fisher Cats team history. The franchise was originally named the Primaries, only to be renamed the Fisher Cats in a fan contest prior to its first season.

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