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Minor League Team Pitches Pregnancy Tests for Father's Day

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    Minor League Team Pitches Pregnancy Tests for Father's Day
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    A minor league baseball team in Florida has planned an unusual Father's Day promotion. The team will give out pregnancy tests.

    This week Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have added a second promotion to the usual Thirsty Thursday celebration. They're calling it the "You Might Be a Father" promotion, which comes with a free pregnancy test.

    The team's website explains it like this: The test will let men know if they should return to the Father's Day game on Sunday.

    General Manager Harold Craw tells The Florida Times-Union the idea was pitched as a "tongue-in-cheek" promotion for the Thirsty Thursday crowd, which tends to be young professionals and college students. He says the tests are only handed to someone who wants one.

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    Minor league baseball teams have a long history of unusual promotions.