Minor League Teams Line Up Eclipsed-Themed Events, Promotions
Minor league baseball teams from Oregon to South Carolina scheduled games today to "coincide with the total eclipse." For instance, the independent American Association Lincoln Saltdogs were slated to wear "special eclipse jerseys and stop their game to watch the full eclipse" at 1:02pm CT. The team said that it "sold tickets to buyers from as far away" as the U.K. and Germany. Other teams hosting eclipse events include the Single-A South Atlantic League Columbia Fireflies and Charleston RiverDogs. No MLB games were "scheduled to coincide with the eclipse" (AP, 8/21).