A day before the anniversary of his death, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs have announced that they will wear Michael Jackson-themed jerseys for an upcoming 80’s Night, which just sounds a lot like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” night (and even says so in the image above):
“The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will don unique specialty jerseys reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s outfit in the iconic Thriller video when the IronPigs host the Pawtucket Red Sox for 80’s Night on Thursday, July 24, at Coca-Cola Park …
In addition to the Thriller-inspired jerseys, other promotions and activities are planned for 80’s Night, including the playing of all nine tracks from the Thriller album, counting all 7 singles which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Thriller is the best-selling album of all time with well over 42-million copies sold.”
Why? ‘Cause this is Thriller … Thriller Night and also because the Iron Pigs set out on a path a long time ago that they cannot get off of now. There’s no word on if the team will require all players to wear one sparkly batting glove.