PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Tom Brady is proving to be just as polarizing in minor league baseball as he is in the NFL.
As he fights his four-game suspension for the scandal that has come to be known as “Deflategate,” the New England Patriots quarterback will be the subject of special promotions in two cities next week.
First, the Pawtucket Red Sox will hold a “Free Brady Night” on June 10 in which anyone named “Tom” or “Brady” will be admitted free. In response, the Buffalo Bisons are planning a “Keep Brady Suspended” night during a doubleheader the next day.
Fans donating a “properly inflated” football will be able to get two tickets for the price of one for the game in the hometown of the Patriots’ AFC East rivals, the Buffalo Bills. The team is also accepting “un-destroyed cell phone donations” for Cell Phones for Soldiers.