Baseball team seeks millennial fans; ends up insulting some
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In an effort to attract millennials to its games, a minor league baseball team in Alabama ended up insulting some of them.
The Montgomery Biscuits is the Tampa Bay Rays’ Double-A affiliate. On Wednesday, the team announced an upcoming “Millennial Night.”
A Twitter post remarks that if the millennials “want free things without doing much work,” they should go to Riverwalk Stadium on Saturday, July 21. The post says that on that day, the stadium will feature a “participation ribbon giveaway just for showing up” along with “napping and selfie stations.”
Some on social media said the post was insulting. Others said it’s perfect for drawing the “most social media active demographic.”
The team says anyone who was offended could feel free to visit Riverwalk “IRL (in real life).”