The Durham Bulls – Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays – will host a Game of Thrones night in April and they’ll take the field in an awesome special jersey to celebrate the promotion. The team unveiled the Thrones-inspired uniform on Monday; not only does it look pretty sweet, there was also quite a bit of thought put into it as well.
Game of Thrones revolves around several major families vying for power. These “houses” all have lengthy histories and lineages, and most fun of all, they each have a family sigil (basically their logo), colors, and cool “house words” (their motto). On Game of Thrones Night, the Bulls of House Durham will don these jerseys emblazoned with their sigil (a bull, obvs) on the chest and their house words “Hitteth Bull Winneth Steak” on their sleeve:
The Bull sigil itself not only represents the team’s moniker, but also the City of Durham…which is affectionately known as the “Bull City.” The seven stars below the bull mirror the seven stars on the the City of Durham’s flag. Seven is also a big number in Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms, the Faith of the Seven.
In addition to the special unis, the team’s GoT night will also include lots of medieval entertainment between innings and $1 concessions to create a King’s feast that won’t rob you of your riches.
The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off following the game, with proceeds benefiting the Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League. Fans can also purchase the jerseys online and in the team’s official store at their ballpark. If any Durham fans are reading this…I would NOT be upset if you purchased one for me.