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GreenJackets To Hold Brett Favre Night

Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 10:11 AM ET
Augusta Greenjackets
Augusta Greenjackets

The Augusta GreenJackets, the Single-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, play 1,079 miles from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

And yet, they win the award for the first minor league team to work Brett Favre into a promotion.

The GreenJackets will make fun of the retired, maybe now un-retired, quarterback legend, by giving away flip flops in honor of the flip flopper.

The first 100 fans through the gates for the team's August 4th game against the Savannah Sand Gnats will receive a pair of flip flops.

But that's not all. The GreenJackets plan on retiring Favre's jersey number (4), only to reinstate it the next day. Luckily, the team doesn't currently have a player wearing that number.

The idea for the night is still in development, but other events planned include seat upgrades to anyone wearing a Favre jersey. Fans wearing a "cheesehead" will also receive a free brat at the concession stand. The team will also be hosting contests including the "Lambeau Leap" and the "Strahan Sack." Though we're not exactly sure how the latter would work. Who could do the best fake?

Said the team's general manager Nick Brown: "We are also allowing any fan that purchases a ticket between now and August 3rd the opportunity to reuse that ticket for the August 4th game, because just because your game is over, does not mean your game is over."

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