October 18, 2012 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Lexington Legends
The Lexington Legends will introduce a new look Thursday, October 25 in - make that above - downtown Lexington.
The Legends' Big L will be among those descending from the 410-foot-tall Lexington Financial Center Thursday, October 25, and his attire for his rappelling adventure will help bring in a new era of Legends' baseball. He'll be wearing one of the Legends' new uniforms for 2013, complete with new logo and colors. The Legends recently became an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and will have an all-new roster for 2013 made up of players under contract with Kansas City.
Big L is scheduled to begin his descent at 4:45 p.m.
The Legends will have a display near the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park, 251 W. Main Street, during the October 25 "Thursday Night Live" event. The team will officially unveil its new logo, colors and three styles of uniforms that will be worn by players in 2013. Fans may pick up free t-shirts bearing the new home uniform style, as well as free Big L-style mustaches.
"This truly is an off-season of change around the ballpark with our new affiliation with the Kansas City Royals, and we're all set to unveil our new uniforms for 2013," said Legends General Manager Seth Poteat. "We're thrilled with the new color scheme and logos and feel all of our fans are going to love the new look of their Legends."
A limited number of new Legends on-field caps will be available for purchase online after the unveiling at lexingtonlegends.com and at the Legends Locker merchandise store at Whitaker Bank Ballpark beginning Friday, October 26 at 10 a.m.
The rappelling event, called "Brave the Blue" in reference to the blue building, is a fundraiser for the Bluegrass Council, Boy Scouts of America. Each participant, including Big L, raised at least $1,000 for the Boy Scouts. More than 11,000 young people are involved in scouting in the 55 counties served by the Bluegrass Council.
The Legends open the home season April 8, 2013 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark against the Asheville Tourists, an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.