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Buffalo Bisons planning excellent Deflategate-themed promotion

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Jan 16, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 16, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports /
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Deflategate is 500 days old and the Toronto Blue Jays triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons, are having some fun with it.

June 11th will be “KEEP Brady Suspended” night, where fans will receive buy-one, get-one tickets for the day’s doubleheader if they donate a fully-inflated football to local youth football programs. 

The event is in response to “Free Brady Friday”, which will be hosted by the Pawtucket Red Sox on June 10th. Pawtucket will be charging $12 (Brady’s jersey number) for box seat tickets as opposed to the usual $13, and donate $0.25 (a quarter back) to Best Buddies charity.

Buffalo is countering with some quirks of their own.

“Some fans should be advised. If you are named ‘Tom’ or ‘Brady,’ you will be allowed entrance into Coca-Cola Field for ‘Keep Brady Suspended’ Night,” the Bisons’ website reads, “but will not be allowed to watch the first four innings of game one of the doubleheader. Please, no appeals.”

The Bisons will also be accepting un-destroyed cell phones for the “Cell Phones for Soldiers” charity, a nod to the destroyed Brady cell phone at the centre of the Deflategate investigation.

While minor league promotions can often go full Jackie Moon, this idea from the Buffalo Bisons is a touchdown (womp womp).

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