Just when you think the whole themed-alternate-uniforms thing is played out, a team goes and does this:
Pitcher Luis Cruz shows off what the players will be wearing for the August 6th Taco Truck Throwdown 5 home game. pic.twitter.com/ryj1Dyp1Sj— Fresno Grizzlies (@FresnoGrizzlies) July 21, 2015
Yes, the Fresno Grizzlies (the Houston Astros' Triple-A affiliate) are changing their name, for a day, to the Fresno Tacos -- complete with custom-designed jerseys and uniforms by Dorian Castro and Andy Inman.
Why, you ask? Is it because tacos are arguably the best food on the planet thanks to their combination of price, flexibility of ingredients and, in some cases, portability?
That would be a good answer, but it's not the only one. As the above tweets indicate, the change coincides with the Grizzlies/Tacos' fifth annual Taco Truck Throwdown (Aug. 6), a quite popular night that celebrates one of the signature foods of California's Central Valley -- the rumored home of invention of the taco truck.
More than 27,000 tacos were eaten at last year's event, according to the Grizzlies. Here's betting that number is surpassed this time around.
Now if only the Grizzlies could get a full-time taco mascot to rival the San Antonio Missions' Henry the Puffy Taco.