MiLB clubs spread the love on Valentine's Day
Will you M-i-L-B our valentine? It seems too perfect to be true. As Spring Training gets underway this week, love is in the air -- not just for baseball, but for Valentine's Day as well. This year's holiday saw plenty of Minor League teams get in on the action, sending
Will you M-i-L-B our valentine?
It seems too perfect to be true. As Spring Training gets underway this week, love is in the air -- not just for baseball, but for Valentine's Day as well. This year's holiday saw plenty of Minor League teams get in on the action, sending mascots out into the community to hand out flowers and sweets, among other celebrations.
Forget candy-grams, the Rocket City Trash Pandas and their mascot, Sprocket, visited local businesses to hand out panda-grams to healthcare workers, animal service providers and other north Alabama residents.
For Valentine's Day, Sprocket and @TrickyRickyRCTP went around town to deliver surprise Panda-Grams! 💘 pic.twitter.com/7hQ8FP7DI1— Rocket City Trash Pandas (@trashpandas) February 14, 2023
Remember as a kid when you'd get a valentine hand-delivered with a lollipop and a Hershey's Kiss tied to it? There are plenty of those punny messages all over social media, with some of the best coming from player names, like these from the Beloit Sky Carp.
Imagine getting these dreamy valentines in your specially curated Valentine's Box this evening! #daretodream pic.twitter.com/ZuIAD6LmER— Beloit Sky Carp (@beloitskycarp) February 14, 2023
The Wilmington Blue Rocks highlighted some of their former prospects as well.
Happy Valentines Day to all who celery-brate <3#RockSolid pic.twitter.com/RjRRZ8p72u— Wilmington Blue Rocks (@WilmBlueRocks) February 14, 2023
Some of the valentines made a play -- get it? -- on baseball terms, like this one from the Stockton Ports.
February 14, 2023
And of course, what's a Valentine's Day without a classic roses are red rhyme? Here's one from the Iowa Cubs, which is surely relatable across the Minor League map.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, it’s almost March 31st, we cannot wait to see you 💕💕💕 Happy Valentine’s Day💕💕💕 pic.twitter.com/Zn8rJZW9t4— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) February 14, 2023
The San Jose Giants spread love -- literally -- on the field with a heart-shaped baseball arrangement.
Happy Valentine’s Day 🧡 pic.twitter.com/8uKCRXJw5G— San Jose Giants (@SJGiants) February 14, 2023
The Fort Wayne TinCaps cheered up some local schoolchildren with a surprise visit from their mascot, Johnny TinCap.
February 14, 2023
And last but not least, the Reno Aces took the opportunity to shout out their former players who found their valentine for life over the past year. That includes infielder Cole Tucker, who got engaged to actress Vanessa Hudgens.
It was the year of rings for a lot of the 2022 Aces!— Reno Aces (@Aces) February 15, 2023
Happy Valentines Day ❤️ pic.twitter.com/yE7tBcxysI
Jacob Resnick is a contributor for MiLB.com.