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Minor league baseball team to turn into 'hippies' for one weekend

Posted: 2:52 PM, May 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-02 14:52:53-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Charlotte Stone Crabs are going psychedelic! The minor league baseball team will be commemorating the anniversary of Woodstock with special tie-dyed uniforms for one weekend this summer.

With 2019 marking 50 years since the Woodstock festival, the Stone Crabs are imagining what a baseball team in Port Charlotte would have looked like in 1969. The team will assume the identity of the Charlotte Harbor Hippies and don special tie-dye jerseys and socks from August 16-18.

“We thought it would be a real groovy idea to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock and bring back the feeling of peace, love and harmony from that era,” said General Manager Jeff Cook. “We could all use a little peace, love and unity in our current cultural climate and we feel that baseball is the perfect way to bring people together. Besides, what better music is there than late ‘60s and early ‘70s?!”

The jerseys will feature navy and gold tie dye and a new team logo that pays homage to the iconic bridges that connect Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. This main logo also includes orange blossoms, the state flower of Florida. On the sleeve of the jersey is an alternate logo featuring the bridges, water and horizon of Charlotte Harbor framed by a gold peace sign.

Charlotte Harbor Hippies merchandise will be available for sale in the Team Store when gates open at 5:30 p.m. for this Friday’s game against the Jupiter Hammerheads.