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Florence Freedom Promotion Highlights Fake Girlfriend Story

The Florence Freedom minor league baseball team announced a promotion Friday that capitalizes on the headlines garnered by the fake girlfriend story maintained by a Notre Dame football player. The team has designated a special bobble head day in May to reflect the essence of Irish linebacker Manti T'eo, who was profiled multiple times in national media with a story that his girlfriend had died. That story turned out to be a hoax.

Here's the release from the Florence Freedom:


The Florence Freedom are excited to announce one of giveaways fans can look forward to during the 2013 season at UC Health Stadium.

On Thursday, May 23 the Freedom will be giving away the Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobblehead to the first 1000 fans through the gates.

"This will be the best kind of bobblehead a fan could get," Freedom General Manager Josh Anderson said.  "Because now fans can make the bobblehead out to be whatever they want it to be."

Yes Freedom fans, the boxes will be empty.  But that's where fan imagination can run wild and individual unique stories about what the bobblehead should really look like can begin. 

To add to the imaginary fun, section 115 will be blocked and reserved only for fans to sit with their imaginary friends, girlfriends/boyfriends or spouses.  There will also be a make pretend kiss cam, air guitar contest and an imaginary food fight outside the Airheads Kids Zone.

Fans are also encouraged to bring their real life significant others to the ballpark that night and enjoy $1 beer or $1 soda during this staple Thirsty Thursday promotion.

The Freedom open the 2013 season on Thursday, May 16 at home against the River City Rascals.  Fans can look for the full release of the 2013 promotion schedule soon which will include 5 real life bobblehead giveaways, fireworks, rally towels, The Inflatamaniacs and more.

Source: Florence Freedom

Photo: Via Freedom Facebook page