Frisco RoughRiders Hosting “Full House” Night
Everywhere you look, everywhere you go.
Earlier this year, the Texas Rangers Double-AA affiliate Frisco RoughRiders sold out a day in advance for the first time in the team’s 13 year history (and first under new ownership).
They’ve done it again for tonight’s game against the San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres).
Yes, that was a Friday and yes, so is this. But tonight’s game has a little extra pizzaz to it.
It’s “Full House” Night!
The RoughRiders will be wearing uniforms tributing the popular show, which aired from 1987 to 1995. Stars of the show included John Stamos, Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Dave Coulier.
Coulier, who played “Uncle Joey” Gladstone, is in attendance tonight. Among many things Uncle Joey is doing, he will throw out the first pitch, sign autographs, take pictures and interact with fans.
Here’s a look at the uniforms, provided in tweet form from Riders CEO Chuck Greenberg.
A hilarious –and I mean absolutely hilarious– pregame video called “Full Clubhouse” airs before the game. You can watch it below.
Jake Thompson toes the mound vs. Bryan Rodriguez, who ironically enough pitched the May 8th game that was host to the other pre-game sellout in 2015, and RoughRiders history.
The new ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg is absolutely on fire right now. Even with the Riders’ main attraction, Joey Gallo, promoted to the Major Leagues, attendance in Frisco is as good as its ever been despite the results from the team. The Riders enter Friday 25-34 and eliminated from first half contention, but you wouldn’t know it. And really you didn’t need to know it.
It’s not uncommon for Minor League teams to host wacky, obscure promotions.
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Holding true to the media version of promotions, there have been nights to honor the movie Office Space, beloved Seinfeld character Frank Costanza even got his own themed night.
An independent team honored cryogenically frozen baseball legend Ted Williams with a “Popsicle Night” in 2003.
There’s been a “Pregnancy Night,” a Liposuction Giveaway. A team has purposely gone for a record low attendance with “Nobody Night,” and once an At-Bat was even auctioned off in a Minor League Game.
But tonight is all about Full House. Several national media outlets have already taken notice of what will no doubt will be featured on SportsCenter and other news outlets of all kinds before long, and with a Full House reboot on the way, it’s definitely good press.