Despite loss, Growlers 'selfie' jerseys a hit

Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Kalamazoo Growlers may have suffered an extra-inning defeat at Homer-Stryker Field Thursday night, but the team was a big winner on social media and the Internet in general thanks to their innovative and wildly popular selfie jerseys.

The Growlers invited fans earlier this year to send in selfies, and by mid-March, the team had already received over 500 submissions.

About 300 of those selfies were used to create a collage or mosaic effect on Thursday night's jerseys.

The jerseys not only blew up on Twitter, including a tweet from ESPN Business Reporter Darren Rovell, but were also mentioned on a number of popular sports websites, including MLB.com, SBNation, and Bleacher Report.

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April 17, 2015 07:08 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Minnesota 8, Kansas City 5

Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 2

Friday's Games

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 0-1) at Detroit (Price 1-0), 1:08 p.m.

Baltimore (U.Jimenez 1-0) at Boston (J.Kelly 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Warren 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Karns 1-1), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Kluber 0-1) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-0), 8:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Houston (R.Hernandez 0-1), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Gray 1-0) at Kansas City (Guthrie 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Gallardo 1-1) at Seattle (Happ 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Games

St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 0

Washington 5, Philadelphia 2

N.Y. Mets 7, Miami 5

Arizona 7, San Francisco 6, 12 innings

Friday's Games

San Diego (Shields 1-0) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 1-0), 2:20 p.m.

Milwaukee (Nelson 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Locke 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (O'Sullivan 0-0) at Washington (Scherzer 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Phelps 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 2-0), 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (Cueto 0-1) at St. Louis (Wacha 1-0), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (K.Kendrick 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-1), 10:10 p.m.

Arizona (Collmenter 0-2) at San Francisco (Peavy 0-1), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE Friday

Atlanta (Teheran 2-0) at Toronto (Hutchison 1-0), 7:07 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Thursday, April 16

N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1, N.Y. Rangers leads series 1-0

Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 2, Detroit leads series 1-0

Minnesota 4, St. Louis 2, Minnesota leads series 1-0

Anaheim 4, Winnipeg 2, Anaheim leads series 1-0

Friday, April 17

Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Nashville, 9:30 p.m.

Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

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