Fox News reports that Saturday, June 21 is “Millennial Night” at the ballpark where the Tampa Bay Rays’ Double-A affiliate the Montgomery Biscuits are playing, and apparently, millennials aren’t appreciating the joke.
Millennials outraged after baseball team advertises 'Millennial Night' with avocados, participation ribbons and napping stations https://t.co/qFea3oYEZl
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 21, 2018
The Tampa Bay Rays’ Double-A affiliate, currently with a record of 15-11, tweeted last week: “Want free things without doing much work? Well you’re in luck! Riverwalk Stadium will be millennial friendly on Saturday, July 21, with a participation ribbon giveaway just for showing up, napping and selfie stations, along with lots of avocados.”
The team itself is largely made up of millennials, none of whom, according to pitcher Benton Ross, are even remotely offended by the theme night.
After throwing the ball around with one of his teammates in the un-ignorable heat, Ross told Fox News: “If it’s insensitive, then maybe they should just have thicker skin.”
— Hitman (@Hitman1094) July 21, 2018
OMG that's awesome.
They forgot safe spaces for the offended. https://t.co/A4ZrYisI00
— Nathan the Wurtzelhearted (@NathanWurtzel) July 21, 2018
They need to add another feature – don't keep score. Both teams win. ?
— Mario Petricola (@buckeyemario) July 21, 2018
— Linda (@cleflygirl15) July 21, 2018
This is funny. They left out the Therapy Llamas though…?⚾️
— Tricia Brinson (@TriciaBrinson) July 21, 2018
No crying room?… pic.twitter.com/d1VmHguLPD
— Rob (@sarcasticrobb) July 21, 2018
Also forgot to add a tissue station for when they get offended lol
— Yes, the Josef (@holt2ic2) July 21, 2018
They should make a new rule if your parents buy two tickets you get in for free
— theREALISTstepdad (@REALISTstepdad) July 21, 2018
— Gunservatively (@Gunservatively) July 21, 2018
I’m a millennial and I find it hilarious ?
— Patriot26 (@Patriot261) July 21, 2018
I’m a millennial and I laughed really, really hard. Lighten up!!!! This is why we get made fun of! Good grief people. ???
— Amanda Joy (@MissSundeen) July 21, 2018
OMG! That was the best thing I've read today.
— Atargatis (@DeasuraRex) July 21, 2018
Millennial students outraged? No WAY.
— Gerry Daly (@GerryDales) July 21, 2018
They proceeded to their nearest Starbucks , purchased a grande with the money they got from their parents. Then took to Twitter to denounce this horrible treatment. They subsequently retired to said parents basement (home) and took a nap before dinner.
— Mitch the Switch (@Geek_Gearhead) July 21, 2018
Why the outrage? It's dead on. Hilarious.
— Laura Tonner (@lauratonner12) July 21, 2018
Why are they upset? Their parents are paying for their game tickets, still!
— Daniel McCrath (@DanielMcCrath) July 21, 2018
This is freaking awesome.
— 1stBoss (@lstboss) July 21, 2018
The marketing manager should win a prize. An actual prize too not just a participation trophy.
— flyguy (@crazybowt) July 21, 2018
By 2020 millenials will be 50% of the workforce. Break rooms across the country will be fully stocked w organic avocados, bean bags, and chill zones.
— JD Lopez (@jdlcorp) July 21, 2018
It’s real and it’s spectacular.
— Eric Knox (@eknoxproduction) July 21, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 22, 2018