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Published On: January 27th, 2016


Kalamazoo, Mich. – The Kalamazoo Growlers, creators of the Salute to Selfie Jersey that won Ballpark Digest’s Promotion of the Year (2014), are back at it with the announcement of the team’s “Emojersey” Night.

Fans of the Northwoods League affiliate have the opportunity to decide emojis to be placed on the team’s official jersey to be worn Saturday, August 13th against the Rockford Rivets. Fans can choose from over 100 emojis listed on the team’s website ( along with the ability to submit emojis of their choice.  The votes will be tallied and the top 25 emojis will be placed on the team’s official jersey that night. One random voter will receive a free Emojersey and 5-game pack along with five (5) voters receiving the team's 5-game pack that includes tickets to the Emojersey Night. Fans have the opportunity to vote until March 1st.

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Emojerseys are now available for pre-order! Just vist the Kalamazoo Growlers Online Merchandise Store and order yours while supplies last. Emojersey Image

Wikipedia describes emojis as ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and Web pages. The characters, which are used much like emoticons or kaomojis, exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals. Emojis have become increasingly popular since their international inclusion in almost all phone operating systems. Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji comes from Japanese e (絵, "picture") + moji (文字, "character").

Fans can guarantee tickets to this night and the team’s top weekend dates of the season by locking in the Growlers new 5-game pack.  5-game packs include the best seats at the team’s five (5) best games with all-you-can-eat food and beverages with guaranteed giveaways. There are two 5-game pack options for fans to choose from and are $69 per package.  Fans can buy online by going to and clicking on multi-game packages.  Fans can also call the team’s front office at (269) 492-9966 or by emailing

Hear Growlers Vice President, Brian Colopy talk about the promotion on WKZO: WKZO EMOJERSEY INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN COLOPY

The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 22-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 140 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (KC). All league games are viewable via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit

Kalamazoo Growlers fan, you have the ability to decide the top emojis of all time.  Submit your vote below by March 1st and be a part of one of the craziest jerseys in baseball this summer.  One random voter will receive a free Emojersey and 5-game pack along with 5 voters receiving the team's 5-game pack that includes tickets to the Emojersey Night. 

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