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Grizzlies introduce 2017 special unis
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
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February 28, 2017

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Opening day is a mere 37 days away for the Fresno Grizzlies. Today, they previewed some of the special uniforms they will be wearing.

On April 20, the team will wear “backwards” jerseys to honor 1990s teenage hip hop stars Kris Kross of “Jump” fame (“Mac Daddy will make you jump jump”).  The pinstriped tops feature the uniform number on the front and the team name and logo on the back, emulating the style of Kris Kross. The left sleeve will feature a Grizzlies paw styled patch saying “totally Krossed out” (with the backwards K). The right sleeve sees an F in the style of the old Starter brand logo.

The team will also honor the 50th anniversary of the release of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by The Beatles with a stylish blue uniform made out to look like what the Fab Four wore on their album cover. That event takes place June 1. The album, which some consider The Beatles greatest, was released June 1, 1967.

The team usually wears about 10 or so special uniforms a season, in addition to their white, black and Taco Tuesday schemes. While not announced as special uniform nights, don’t be surprised if the team wears a special something to go along with Star Wars Night (June 17), Eat My Shorts Night (a tribute to “The Simpsons” on June 29) and The Princess Ball (a Disney themed night on August 18).

On July 4, the team will combine a special Independence Day uniform to go along with Taco Tuesday. But, no pictures are out yet.

Also, the team will present three bobbleheads, featuring Buster Posey hugging Tim Lincecum (in a “Buster Hug”), Madison Bumgarner arm wrestling a bear and recent Grizzlies star Tony Kemp driving a taco truck.

2017 Fresno Grizzlies Bobbleheads

The Grizzlies are celebrating their 20th season. They were a San Francisco Giants affiliate from their inception in 1998 until 2014. Starting in 2015, they became a Houston Astros farm team. Opening night is April 6.

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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