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Cowabunga! Baseball team to wear Ninja Turtle themed shirts

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The world of minor league baseball in the United States is a tough business as, starved of the publicity of major market teams, small US cities do anything in their power to get people through the turnstiles.

One such trick is to hold theme nights based around anything and everything, which can often lead to the team in question wearing some outrageous kits.

Step forward the Fresno Grizzlies, who play Triple A baseball in California (think the Championship in football, just without the chance of promotion).

For one game this season the team, who are affiliated with MLB side the San Francisco Giants, will wear uniforms inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (ask your parents kids).

As you can see above – the shirts obviously look ridiculous and come in the four colours of iconic characters Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello Raphael - but they are far from unique in their gawkiness.

Here are some other gems to have graced baseball's minor leagues in recent years.

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We are not sure how strong the force was with the Toledo Mud Hens when they unveiled these Chewbacca themed shits.

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To be sure, to be sure, the Williamsport Crosscutters thought they were on to a winner with this "Irish Heritage" Jersey.

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What they've lacked in talent over the years, the Everett Aqua Sox's sure have made up for in imagination when it has come to their novelty shirts.

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The Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ released their new baseball hats with the message…"If loving bacon is wrong, I don't want to be right."

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Who is up for an Organ Donor Theme Night? the Memphis Redbirds, that's who!

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And not to out done, the world of minor league hockey has come up with some examples equally brilliant and bizarre.

Four score and seven years ago there might have been a 'Gettysburg Address' themed jersey as good as this from the Bakersfield Condors but we doubt it.

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And finally, can you find Nemo on this wonderful 'Under The Sea' themed effort from the Florida Everblades?

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