This upcoming season is expected to be a big one for baseball.
In the majors, the Chicago Cubs have a solid opportunity after a busy offseason to live up to the Back to the Future prophecy that predicted 2015 will be the year the Cubbies once again win the World Series.
In the minors, at least two teams are getting in on the spirit—both the Gary RailCats and the Montgomery Biscuits will sport uniforms inspired by the classic 1985 film.
These Marty McFly tributes were revealed on Wednesday as part of the Back to the Future night promotion planned for the June 13 game against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Jerseys will be auctioned off during the game for charity, and the night will also feature 80s décor, music and contests centered around the movie.
Also, fans born in 1985 (the year the movie came out) or 1955 (the year McFly is sent back in time to) can get free admission. A Delorean DMC-12 will also be on site at U.S. Steel Yard.
Last week, the Biscuits announced their plans for a Back to the Future night with uniforms also sporting a McFly color scheme.
The Biscuits will wear these on June 27 against the Chattanooga Lookouts. According to their release, it will mark the first time in 12 seasons the Biscuits wear custom-themed jerseys. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
All that's left now is to get the new-look Cubs on board.
- Mike Fiammetta